Last night the London Coliseum, home of the English National Opera and perhaps accustomed to a more reserved style of theatregoing, was introduced to the party-starter that is... "Conga"!!! The West End premiere of On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan, the latest bio-musical import from Broadway, officially opened with a special Gala performance attended by Emilio and the "Queen of Latin Pop" herself, and yes, audience members were indeed dancing in the aisles of the iconic auditorium.
"Rhythm is gonna get you", promises the famous Gloria Estefan hit, and its not so much a promise as a threat as it blares out - very loudly - from a punchy live onstage rhythm band at the top of On Your Feet!, a Broadway biomusical summer import to the London Coliseum. Just as that song took a year and a half to cross the Atlantic after its original US release in June 1987, finally charting in... Read more