On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan played to its final crowd at the London Coliseum last week. Or so we thought…
But whether you missed this new musical when it was in the capital, or loved it so much you want to see it again, you’ve got another opportunity to see it.
On Your Feet! is off on a national and international tour, and it will be temporarily returning to London next summer. Between 24 – 29 February 2020, the show will call New Wimbledon Theatre its home, with more West End dates to be announced.
On Your Feet! is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria and charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international superstardom and features some of the most iconic pops songs of the era, including Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, Conga, Get On Your Feet, Don’t Want To Lose You and 1-2-3.
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The tour starts tomorrow in Birmingham, and will star cast members from the London production, including Philippa Stefani (In The Heights, Wicked) as Gloria Estefan, George Ioannides (Annie, Mamma Mia!) as Emilio Estefan, Madalena Alberto (Evita, Cats) as Gloria Fajardo and Karen Mann as Consuelo (Fiddler On The Roof, Sister Act).
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Completing the cast will be Elia Lo Tauro, Sharif Afifi, Hollie Cassar, Laura Friedrich Tejero, Denzel Giskus, Francesca Lara Gordon, Yonly Leyva Desdunes, Olivia Kate Holding, Francisco Del Solar , Gabriella-Rose Marchant, Martin McCarthy, Alicia Mencía, Ciro Lourencio Meulens, Robert Oliver, Clayton Rosa, Julia Ruiz Fernandez, Dawnita Smith, Despina Violari, Nathan Zammit and Alain Zambrana Borges.
The show’s producer, Jamie Wilson said “After our triumphant London run we are currently in exciting talks with theatre owners to bring the show back to London next year for a second summer. I am absolutely delighted that our original London cast, Philippa, George, Madalena and Karen will be taking the show on its international tour. The love and support from the audiences in London has been amazing and we look forward to bringing this Miami party back in 2020″.
Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records worldwide and is the most successful Latin crossover performer in the history of pop music. In addition to her 38 number 1 hits across the Billboard charts, Gloria recorded the Oscar-nominated song ‘Music of My Heart’ and has received numerous honours and awards over the course of her illustrious career. Emilio Estefan is a founding member of the pioneering Miami Sound Machine, who created a brand -new Latin crossover sound – fusing infectious Cuban rhythms with American pop and disco. Combined, they have won a staggering 26 Grammy awards.
This Tony Award-nominated show ran on Broadway for two years, playing for over 750 performances. It is currently on a two year US tour, whilst the production in Holland played to sell-out audiences and standing ovations for a season in 2017/18.