The award-winning jukebox musical
Gloria and Emilio Estefan are a husband-and-wife team who fell in love and got married in 1978 before releasing hits with their band Miami Sound Machine and later with Gloria as a solo artist and Emilio as producer. As a team, the duo has received 26 Grammy Awards, stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and become legends in the Latin music scene. On Your Feet is their story.
The musical first premiered at Chicago's Oriental Theatre in 2015 before hitting Broadway, touring North America and seeing international productions. The production received an Outer Critics Circle Award, two Theatre World Awards and many award nominations.
Although Gloria's path to stardom was not easy, with a huge car crash debilitating her for over a year, the music rocket defeated the odds and rose to stratospheric heights. The songstress has not only sold over 100 million records but also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and received the AMA Lifetime Achievement Award.
What is the story?
Gloria Estefan began her career in the band Miami Sound Machine, who released their debut album Live Again/Renancer in 1977. With their Latin-influenced synth-pop and disco, the group hit the big time in the eighties with tracks including 'Rhythm is Gonna Get You', 'Conga' and 'Dr. Beat'. Estefan later pursued a highly successful music and movie career, earning seven Grammys in the process, and miraculously overcame a potentially paralyzing broken back in 1990.
All this time she was supported by her husband Emilio, a massive name in the Latin music industry, who also helped shape the careers of Ricky Martin, Shakira, and Jennifer Lopez.