Gloria Estefan's life gets musical treatment, will debut in Chicago before New York

By Daniel S Levine,

A musical about the life of pop superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio Estefan, is in the works. On Your Feet! will debut in Chicago next summer before reaching New York in fall 2015.

The production will be directed by Kinky Boots helmer Jerry Mitchell and will feature several Estefan hits like “1-2-3,” “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” and “Conga.” The Estafans will also be composing new music for the show, notes The Chicago Tribune. Their Estefan Enterprises Inc. is producing with Nederlander Organization, so this is a completely Estefan-authorized production.

According to The New York Times, the musical will premiere in Chicago before it reaches Broadway. Nederlander does control nine Broadway theaters, so the chances that this doesn’t reach the Great White Way are slim.

Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) is doing the choreography and Alexander Dinelaris wrote the book.

On Your Feet! will be the latest in a line of hit jukebox musicals to hit Broadway. Jersey Boys, Motown and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical have all been hits and center on the lives of the artists behind the music.

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