Emilio and Gloria Estefan musical On Your Feet to get UK premiere at London Coliseum
The Broadway musical charts the life of the Latin pop duo
The Estefans are a powerhouse in popular Latin music, winning a combined 26 Grammy Awards. Gloria has sole over 100 million records across the world and is known for the hits "Turn The Beat Around", "Con Los Años Que Me Quedan" and "Conga". Emilio is a founding member of Miami Sound Machine which was at the forefront of combining Latin and American music.
The musical On Your Feet is the true love story of the pair that charts their rise to success. It features the songs “Rhythm is Gonna Get You”, “Conga”, “Get On Your Feet and “1-2-3”. It ran on Broadway for two years, and is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots).
The show will also run for seven pre-London performances at Curve, Leicester in June 2019.
Gloria Estefan said: “The UK has not only been an important source of beautiful music for our world, but has also played an integral role in my own personal musical history.
“To have our life story playing on the stage of the iconic London Coliseum is a dream I could never have imagined coming true. I am thrilled and excited beyond words!”
The musical has choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and a book by Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman).
In a review of the Broadway opening in 2015, New York Theatre Guide described the show as a ‘fantasy tale of a reality experience that pulls you in, gets your hips swinging and hauls you to your feet’. Click here to read the four-star review.
On Your Feet tickets are available now.