Gloria Estefan Broadway Musical 'On Your Feet!' to Close
Gloria Estefan's On Your Feet! is stepping down from Broadway.
The musical, based on the life and music of the seven-time Grammy-winning Latin pop sensation and her producer-musician husband Emilio Estefan, will play its final Broadway performance at the Marquis Theatre on Aug. 20. It will have played 746 regular performances and 34 previews.
The production will kick off a national tour, launching Sept. 22 in Buffalo and stopping in Miami, Los Angeles, Houston, Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco and Washington D.C., among others locations. It will also make its international premiere at the Beatrix Theatre in Utrecht, Netherlands, on Oct. 29.
On Your Feet!, starring Broadway newcomer Ana Villafane as Estefan, followed the couple's journey from Cuba to Miami, as they generate a string of smash albums and international hit songs, including "Conga," "1-2-3," "Music of My Heart" and "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You." Directed by Jerry Mitchell from a book by Alexander Dinelaris, the show opened in October 2015 and received a Tony nomination for its choreography by Sergio Trujillo. It is produced by James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises and Bernie Yuman.
With an estimated 100 million albums sold worldwide, Gloria Estefan is among the most successful crossover artists in Latin music. In addition to working with his wife, Emilio Estefan has played a part in shaping the music careers of Shakira, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. His work has yielded more than 30 Grammy nominations and 19 wins.
This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.