Watch On Your Feet Take Shape: Director Jerry Mitchell on HIs Latest Broadway Musical [Sponsored]

Carlos E. Gonzalez and Ana Villafa in a scene from On Your Feet.
Carlos E. Gonzalez and Ana Villafane in a scene from On Your Feet.

Tony winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell reflects on bringing On Your Feet, the Estefan story, to Broadway.

This is the fourth in a series of 12 videos that offer a behind-the-scenes look at the new musical, which will begin performances at Broadway’s Marquis Theater on October 5, 2015, and open November 5.

The first three:

 Episode 1: Emilio and Gloria Estefan reflect on their story of love and international success.

Episode 2: Writing the Show: Book writer Alexander Dinelaris, who won an Academy Award for Birdman.

Episode 3:  Casting the Story: Auditions for the cast of 30.

Gloria Estefan has sold more than 100 million records. Emilio and Gloria Estefan together have won 26 Grammy Awards. But their music is just half the story.

On Your Feet will feature such Estefan hits as “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.” Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots) directs the cast of 30, including Josh Segarra as Emilio and Ana Villafane making her Broadway debut as Gloria,  with choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and an original book by Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman)


Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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