Photo: The Estefans
The musical based on the life of Gloria Estefan will debut on Broadway in 2015 and will be preceded by a TV show to choose the actresses who will play the Cuban-American singer.
“It’s going to be daunting, but I have no doubt whatsoever that we are going to be able to do it and so much fun to be a part of the processes,” Estefan told the New York Daily News.
The musical entitled “On Your Feet” will reflect the life of the singer and her husband, the musician, producer and entrepreneur Emilio Estefan.
The project will be preceded by a television program that will search the world for actresses to play the singer in the different stages of her life.
The bilingual musical will focus on Estefan’s first years in Miami and her recovery from the almost fatal accident she suffered in 1990.
Nederlander Organization and Estefan Enterprises announced the launch of the project in February, though without revealing many details.
Gloria Estefan, with seven Grammy Awards, several Billboards and more than 100 million albums sold, won fame with hits like “Conga,” “The Rhythm is Going To Get You” and “1, 2, 3,” among others.
Emilio Estefan, for his part, not only managed his wife’s career, but those of other Latin music stars like Shakira, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Jon Secada.