Broadway star to lead UK cast of Gloria Estefan’s On Your Feet!
Broadway star Christie Prades is to take the role of Gloria Estefan in On Your Feet!, the upcoming musical based on the singer’s life.
Prades, who played the role on Broadway and is currently appearing in the touring version of the show in the US, will be joined by George Ioannides, who will play Emilio Estefan, Gloria’s husband. He was recently in An Officer and a Gentleman and has appeared in shows such as Mamma Mia! and Annie.
Other cast members include Madalena Alberto, whose credits include Evita and Aspects of Love, as Gloria Fajardo, Gloria’s mother, and Karen Mann as Conseulo. Philippa Stefani plays the role of Gloria at certain shows.
On Your Feet!, which tells the story of the pair’s rise to stardom, will run at Curve in Leicester from June 3 to June 8, before transferring to the London Coliseum, where it run from June 14 to August 31.
The cast also includes Hollie Cassar, Francisco Del Solar, Katie Dunsden, Eduardo Enrikez, Laura Friedrich Tejero, Denzel Giskus, Francesca Lara Gordon, Yonly Leyva Desdunes, Elia Lo Tauro, Martin McCarthy, Alicia Mencía, Ciro Lourencio Meulens, Carl Patrick, Clayton Rosa, Julia Ruiz Fernandez, Shanna Michelle Slaap, Dawnita Smith, Frank van Hengel, Despina Violariand Alain Zambrana Borges.
The musical, which features Estefan hits such as Rhythm is Gonna Get You and Get On Your Feet, has previously played on Broadway and in Holland.
On Your Feet! is directed by Kinky Boots‘ Jerry Mitchell, with choreography by Sergio Trujillo, and a book by Alexander Dinelaris.
It is produced in London by Jamie Wilson, with Colin Ingram and Peter Kane for InTheatre, Curve and Marc David Levine.
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