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Gloria and Emilio Estefan may be hitting the Great White Way!


The Estefans have announced that a new Broadway musical based on their lives and music is in the works! The show will document the couples’ childhood in Cuba and transition to the United States. Their successes in the entertainment include the domination of the Spanish and English music world, winning Grammy Awards and  an expansive fan base across the U.S.  with such crossover hits as “The Rhythm Is Going to Get  You,” ”Conga” and  “Words Get in the Way,” in addition to helping the careers of  other  artists including Shakira, Ricky  Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Marc  Anthony  and Jon Secada.

Gloria and Emilio are collaborating with the Nederlander Organization and Bernie Yuman, who produced Siegfried & Roy’s show in Las Vegas. There is also potential for more collaborators in the future.

And from the mouth of babes, Gloria and Emilio Estefan stated:

“We are very excited to partner with the Nederlander Organization and Bernie Yuman to, after almost a decade of planning and developing, bring our music and life story to Broadway.  We are very excited to share this story, which is based on hope, determination and the belief that with hard work and passion, our dreams can become our reality. Our music has been a true reflection of who we are, where we came from and the journey that has brought us to where we are today. Our cultural roots, our life-defining challenges and the rewards that come with believing in yourself and striving for that which you believe in wholeheartedly, will be the foundation for this theatrical production. Sharing our life story through music will give us a new opportunity to honor our roots and, hopefully, to be able to inspire generations to come.”

This Broadway show’s development will be exciting to watch- the writer hasn’t even been decided yet! Also, online buzz is already generating over who will play Gloria and Emilio. This story deserves to be shared and by doing so, The Great White Way may become a little more colorful.

About Ces’Ari Garcia Delmuro

Born and raised in southern California to Mexican-American parents, Ces'Ari pronounced Chez-ah-ree, has always had a passion for learning a little bit of everything while maintaining close cultural ties. She graduated the University of California, Irvine with campus wide and political science honors attached to her B.A. in Political Science. The honors titles came from completing a senior thesis on the shared infrastructure between the United States and Mexico. Rather than jumping straight into law school after graduation, she decided to first give back to a community that had similar demographics to her own and thus, joined Teach For America (TFA) and relocated to Arizona during the height of SB 1070 tensions. While in TFA, Ces'Ari earned her M. Ed. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Science from Arizona State University and completed research on HB 2281, the ethnic studies ban in Arizona. The injustices that the Latino community faces propels Ces'Ari toward furthering her education as a means of gaining a louder voice to speak on behalf of the Latino community. She is currently studying for the LSAT and plans on attending law school in fall 2013. You can find more of Ces'Ari's writing on her personal blog.

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