and keen sense of rhythm artfully complement choreographer Sergio Trujillo's smooth samba steps. Musical supervisor, vocal dance arranger: Rob Berman. From time to time, the backdrop disappears altogether to reveal the high-energy onstage band, of which five of the 10 members are Miami Sound Machine veterans. Birdman ) wrote the book for, on Your Feet!, but his perfunctory plotting serves its purpose and is well-served in return by director Jerry Mitchell, a two-time Tony winner for choreographing. Tuesdays-Fridays, 2 and 7:30.m. 4, 2015 Closed Aug. For many, "Despacito" was the soundtrack of 2017, and while a crossover hit now may not seem like a big thing, back in 1985, when Gloria Estefan Miami Sound Machine's "Conga" was released, it didn't just rock both North and South America, it was the. She nervously sits at an electric piano to introduce her music to Emilio, leader of what was then the Miami Latin Boys, and a couple of verses later has so transfixed him that hes primed to remake the group with her as lead singer. As Glorias mother, Andrea Burns gives a vivacious, tart performance as a sort of anti-Momma Rose, whose disapproval of Glorias ambitions stems partly from envy; her father quashed her chance early in life to become the Spanish voice of Shirley Temple.
Estefan and the band Miami Sound Machine a radio and MTV staple in the 1980s. (His less impressive stage credits: the ill-received musical The Bodyguard in London and the dreary Red Dog Howls at New York Theater Workshop.) Throughout,. A fiery presence unto herself, Nancy Ticotin blazes through the story as Glorias formidable mother.
A celebration of the woman and her music, On Your Feet! As the first act winds to a close, the struggle behind Estefan's first big hit, "Conga takes center stage. 13, 2015 This Broadway Season, Diversity Is Front and Center Sept. It rarely misses an opportunity to flaunt its allurements, including a lively cadre of dancers and lovely sets by David Rockwell that evoke Miami and the old Havana gracefully. As a bonus, their story comes with a ready-made score: the string of hits they notched in the 1980s with Miami Sound Machine and continued into the 90s with Glorias solo career. Order Reprints Todays Paper Subscribe Related Coverage Sergio Trujillo Realizes His Dream of Salsa on Broadway Oct. And, yes, in its desire to please it can be shameless. As delivered in more than two dozen songs from throughout the Estefans career (and an easily noticeable new one that sound also gives Trujillo plenty of opportunity to unleash his insanely talented dancers in ways that send pelvises moving in directions that seem to defy.