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.