Gloria Estefan’s On Your Feet! musical comes to the West End
Gloria Estefan musical On Your Feet! has announced a London run, playing the Coliseum in June 2019.
The musical will also have a week at Curve in Leicester prior to its West End run, with the venue co-producing the show alongside Jamie Wilson Productions and Gavin Kalin.
On Your Feet! – the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan will run at Curve from June 3 to June 8, 2019, before playing at the Coliseum from June 14 to August 31.
Estefan said: “The UK has not only been an important source of beautiful music for our world, but has also played an integral role in my own personal musical history. To have our life story playing on the stage of the iconic London Coliseum is a dream I could never have imagined coming true. I am thrilled and excited beyond words.”.
Wilson said he had seen On Your Feet! on Broadway three years ago and “immediately knew we wanted to bring the show to the UK”.
“The story of how Emilio and Gloria brought their music from Cuba to Miami and the world is truly inspirational. We can’t wait for UK audiences to watch, enjoy and have fun at On Your Feet!,” he added.
On Your Feet! is written by Alexander Dinelaris, who previously penned the book to the musical of The Bodyguard and who wrote the film Birdman. It is directed by Jerry Mitchell, who has helmed Kinky Boots in London, and has choreography by Jersey Boys’ Sergio Trujillo.
On Your Feet! tells the story of Estefan’s life, beginning with her upbringing in Miami and ending with her comeback following a bus crash that nearly paralysed her in 1990.
It features songs such as Get On Your Feet, Anything for You, Here We Are and Conga.
Casting is yet to be announced.
Other producers include Colin Ingram and Peter Kane for InTheatre, and Marc David Levine.