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Estefan musical 'On Your Feet!' finds its Broadway stars

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — A Cuban-American actress who attended the same Miami high school as Gloria Estefan and an actor who stars on USA's "Sirens" have been chosen to star on Broadway as Gloria and Emilio Estefan in a musical based on the groundbreaking entertainers' lives.

Producers said Monday that Ana Villafane will make her Broadway debut opposite Josh Segarra in "On Your Feet!" The musical will begin performances Oct. 5 at the Marquis Theatre.

"Kinky Boots" director Jerry Mitchell will helm the show, with Sergio Trujillo choreographing. The story will be written by Alexander Dinelaris.

The Estefans were born in Cuba and together became musical luminaries in Spanish and English, winning Grammys with crossover hits like "The Rhythm is Going To Get You" and "Words Get in the Way."