On Your Feet: The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records and sold out stadiums around the world. Emilio and Gloria Estefan together have won 26 GRAMMY Awards®, but their music is only half the story.
ON YOUR FEET!is the new Broadway musical about two people who believed in their talent, their music and each other and became an international sensation.
ON YOUR FEET!features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter century, including “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Get on Your Feet,” “Don’t Want to Lose You,” “1-2-3,” and “Coming Out of the Dark,” and the Broadway musical boasts a creative team to match its incomparable song list.
Resistance is futile when it comes to these Latin-flavored hits. Plus Ana Villafañe is a fresh face and voice who’s appealing and confident in the show’s key role. She won me over easy as “1-2-3.”
What the musical does best is illustrate the sacrifices it took for the Estefans to succeed. The duo puts up a chunk of their own money to see this story told. That probably ensures a certain perspective, but we still see intimate moments of anger and guilt between husband and wife.
A trio of heavy-hitters helped get “Feet!” on its way. Writer Alexander Dinelaris won an Oscar for his “Birdman” screenplay; “Kinky Boots” director Jerry Mitchell is at the helm; and choreographer Sergio Trujillo (“Memphis” and “Jersey Boys”) has his salsa-loving cast gyrating every which way they can.