Gloria, Emilio Estefan Cast Wide Net for Broadway Musical

Gloria and Emilio Estefan generated some fun recent headlines on the west coast with a charity dinner and performance at the Hollywood Bowl:

When her husband and producer, Emilio Estefan, appeared onstage after the singer mentioned that he’d inspired her recent recording of “I’ve Grown Accustomed to His Face,” she told the audience proudly that they’d been married for 36 years. “That’s 150 years in Hollywood,” she added.


This morning, they’re making NYC news with their unusual open call. From the website for forthcoming Broadway musical On Your Feet!:

Gloria and Emilio Estefan are looking for talented hopefuls for the new musical based on their lives to debut on Broadway in 2015. Show us your talent, show us your passion, and show us your rhythm!

The duo are asking would-be cast members to record and submit one of their songs, preferably in both English and Spanish. There will also be a pair traditional open calls this fall in New York and Miami.

On Your Feet!, scheduled to start 2015 summer previews in Chicago, will feature a book by Alexander Dinelaris (The Bodyguard), choreography from Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and the direction of Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray). The social media hashtag for the open call is #ReachGloria.