Seven-time Grammy winner Gloria Estefan and the cast of Broadway's On Your Feet!, led by stars Ana Villafañe and Ektor Rivera, will perform live for over one million people in Times Square this New Year’s Eve, as part of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2017, which will be broadcast December 31 on ABC.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the greatest New Year’s Eve celebration in the world, performing alongside the brilliant cast of On Your Feet!,” said Estefan in a statement. “It was Dick Clark himself who invited me to perform on the American Music Awards following my accident and recovery. And now, 25 years later, I am thrilled to be a part of their incredible New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with my sensational Broadway cast.”
Additional performances in the hours leading up to the 2017 countdown include five-time Grammy-winning singer Mariah Carey, multi-platinum selling band DNCE, and chart-topping country artist Thomas Rhett. Jenny McCarthy will report live from Times Square, while Fergie returns to host the Billboard Hollywood Party. Seacrest will lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City as he has for the last 11 years.
On Your Feet! opened on Broadway November 5, 2015, following previews that began October 5 at the Marquis Theatre in New York City. The musical is produced by James L. Nederlander and Estefan Enterprises, Inc. in partnership with Bernie Yuman.
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017 is produced by dick clark productions with Seacrest, Allen Shapiro, and Mike Mahan serving as executive producers and Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are co-executive producers. Larry Klein is producer.
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