On Your Feet, the upcoming Broadway bio musical about Miami music superstars Gloria and Emilio Estefan, is less than a year away from its tryout run at Chicago's Oriental Theatre. On Monday, producers James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises and Bernie Yuman announced a worldwide casting search for all the roles in the show -- including the chance to play the leading lady, the most successful Latin crossover artist in history.
The casting search -- dubbed Reach Gloria (#ReachGloria) -- has three facets: online, a Sept. 9 open casting at New York's Pearl Studios, and another open casting Sept. 21 at Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
"Finding the right performers to tell our story on the Broadway stage is the most important step in this project. Our own journey together started in Miami, a city that has been such an inspiration to us both, and it only felt right that the city be a cornerstone of our search for the next generation of bright talent," Gloria Estefan said in a statement.
Audition videos can be submitted via www.OnYourFeetMusical.com, which also has more details and a submission link.
The musical's Chicago tryout runs June 2-July 5, then the show moves to Broadway's Marquis Theatre. New York previews start Oct. 5, and the official opening night is Nov. 5, 2015.
Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell is directing On Your Feet, which features a script by Alexander Dinelaris and music drawn from the Estefans' vast catalog of hits, including 1-2-3, Conga, Rhythm Is Gonna Get You and Mi Tierra. Sergio Trujillo, whose credits include Jersey Boys and Memphis, will be the choreographer.