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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 Adriana Villavicencio

Dr. Adriana Villavicencio is the youngest child of Ecuadorian immigrants. She has moved 29 times in her life, taking her on a journey from California to Bangalore, India, and New York City, where she recently earned a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and works as a Research Associate at New York University. An avid traveler, Adriana has collected experiences in four different continents and 16 different countries. But as a former high school English teacher, some of her fondest memories are those of her brilliant and brilliantly funny students in Brooklyn and Oakland. Adriana has contributed to several publications including the Daily News and, and is a managing editor for the Journal of Equity in Education. She earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English Education at Columbia University, and currently serves on the board of Columbia’s Latino Alumni Association (LAACU). She enjoys scary movies with red vines, Sauvignon Blanc, and her Maltese dog, Napoleon.

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