NEW YORK Aug 18 A new musical based on the life
of seven-time Grammy winning singer Gloria Estefan and her
husband, Emilio, a music, television and film producer, will
debut on Broadway next year, producers of the show said on
"On Your Feet!" is set to open on Nov. 5, 2015, and will
chronicle the couple's story and her journey, from leaving Cuba
to finding international success.
The couple is working with the Nederlander Organization and
producer Bernie Yuman and began an international search for new
talent to play the lead roles. They will also hold casting calls
next month in Miami and New York.
"Finding the right performers to tell our story on the
Broadway stage is the most important step in this project,"
Estefan, 56, said in a statement.
"Our journey together started in Miami, a city that has been
an inspiration to us both, and it only felt right that the city
be a cornerstone in our search for the next generation of bright
The show will be the latest in a list of jukebox musicals on
Broadway, including Tony-winners "Beautiful - The Carole King
Musical" and "Jersey Boys," about the 1960s group The Four
Estefan, one of the most successful Latin crossover stars,
has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Her hits
include "Conga," "The Rhythm is Going to Get You" and "1,2,3."
The singer and her family left Cuba when she was a child.
She met Emilio in Miami and became the lead singer in his band,
which was renamed Miami Sound Machine. They have been married
The musical will be directed by two-time Tony winner Jerry
(editing by Gunna Dickson)