Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Mitchell, the production will officially open on Broadway Nov. 5 following a world-premiere engagement at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, June 2-July 5, 2015.
The production has also launched an international casting search, Reach Gloria (#ReachGloria), which offers performers around the world a chance to audition for all roles in the musical by submitting audition videos online at www.OnYourFeetMusical.com.
Two open casting calls will be held next month – one in the Estefans’ home city of Miami, FL, in Knight Concert Hall of Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 21, 2014, and another at Pearl Studios in New York City on Sept. 9, 2014. The open casting calls will be led by members of the show’s creative team and casting director Justin Huff, CSA of Telsey + Co. “Finding the right performers to tell our story on the Broadway stage is the most important step in this project,” said Gloria Estefan in a statement. “Our own journey together started in Miami, a city that has been such an inspiration to us both, and it only felt right that the city be a cornerstone of our search for the next generation of bright talent.”
Emilio Estefan added, "On Your Feet! is a piece that speaks to people of every culture around the world. We’ve seen audiences from South America to Asia, and everywhere in between, be moved by our music and we want each and every one of them to have a chance to be a part of this story and show their talent to the world.”
The musical, according to press notes, is "the story of two people who—through an unwavering dedication to one another and their pursuit of the American dream—showcased their talent, their music and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom." It will feature such hits as “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “1-2-3,” “Mi Tierra,” and “Conga,” in addition to new music penned by the Estefans.
The show will be choreographed by four-time Drama Desk nominee Sergio Trujillo with a book by two-time Drama Desk nominee Alexander Dinelaris.
On Your Feet! is produced by James L. Nederlander and Estefan Enterprises, Inc. in partnership with Bernie Yuman.