On Your Feet! (Broadway)
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On Your Feet! (Broadway)
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On Your Feet! (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

87%
(2425 Ratings)
Positive
93%
Mixed
6%
Negative
1%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

About the Show

'On Your Feet!' tells the story of Gloria Estefan and her husband, and how two people who believed in their talent, their music and each other created an international sensation.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (2,425)

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134 Reviews | 15 Followers
100
Romantic, Great acting, Great staging, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You love being part of an interactive performance, love high energy shows and passionate performers

Don't see it if You want to miss an amazing show

66 Reviews | 5 Followers
100
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if you love to dance

Don't see it if you've never did a cha cha

120 Reviews | 12 Followers
100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if If you want to see an upbeat musical which is a true life story

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or Gloria Estefan's music

75 Reviews | 39 Followers
100
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great acting

See it if Memories, history, entertainment

Don't see it if You dont like drums

50 Reviews | 19 Followers
100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great dancing, Good story

See it if You like good music and dancing. Lots of fun and energetic. Couldn't stop my body from moving to the music. Good acting.

Don't see it if If you don't like lively Latin music or biographies.

65 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see

See it if Love the music and energy

Don't see it if You hate MSM

58 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Absorbing, Great singing, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You love Latin rhythms and dancing and appreciate truly stylistic performances.

Don't see it if You expect only light hearted Gloria Estefan music entertainment. It is a very deep and captivating story of her and Emilio's life. Read more

54 Reviews | 22 Followers
100
Entertaining, Must see, Great singing

See it if I expected to be a typical jukebox musical experience. I was BLOWN AWAY. The voices and dancing were out of this world. So Impressive!

Don't see it if If you not into musicals or gloris estefan

Critic Reviews (68)

The New York Times
November 5th, 2015

"The recipe may be familiar, but the flavor is fresh in 'On Your Feet!,' the half-formulaic, half-original and undeniably crowd-pleasing musical...But with an often mechanical book, moving through its rags-to-riches paces as if to a rigid percussive beat, 'On Your Feet!' ultimately falls somewhere in the middle of the hefty pack of jukebox musicals that have plugged in to Broadway’s power strip."
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Time Out New York
November 5th, 2015

"There’s not much about it to inspire reaction of any kind. A serviceable jukebox musical...Neither Estefan nor her life nor her music are especially dramatically interesting...With the bland diligence of an authorized mass-market biography, Alexander Dinelaris’s script trudges through Estefan’s journey...The audience perks up each time one of Estefan’s Latin-flavored hits begins, then palpably wilts as the numbers go on. Rhythm can only get you so far."
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New York Theatre Guide
November 6th, 2015

"You will do as the title tells you and be 'On Your Feet' because this dazzling and delightful musical will lift you up like nobody’s business…Here the authors have let the music do the talking and the story follow in its footsteps. The result is a perfect 10. Fun, tears, greats songs and dancing…The warp and woof of story and music blend to make an evening that does justice to Estefan’s tale. This show does not pretend to be anything other than what it is."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
November 5th, 2015

"'To say that 'On Your Feet!' is better than most of its ilk is therefore faint praise…The happy news is that in its music and staging it re-creates the excitement of the songs when they were new…Here, in a story about making it big in America by becoming more like everyone else, the form at last matches the content. Is that a new high or a new low? Maybe a bit of both. 'On Your Feet!' — even the title sounds pre-owned — is a little bit special but mostly the overmiked same."
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The Wall Street Journal
November 5th, 2015

"Alexander Dinelaris’s book is heavy on the Hollywoodian clichés, but it has its charming moments, too, and every other aspect of the production, directed by Jerry Mitchell, is slick and satisfying, starting with the smoking-hot choreography of Sergio Trujillo and the tear-it-up onstage band...Yes, I know, it’s just a jukebox musical, but I liked 'On Your Feet!' In fact, I liked it a lot—and I think you might, too."
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Deadline
November 5th, 2015

"'On Your Feet!' is every bit as propulsive as the music and the personalities it celebrates. It has the flaws of an authorized biography; it’s worshipful of the central couple...A star is surely born with the Gloria of Ana Villafañe… As story-telling, 'On Your Feet!' can be as clunkily generic as the title. But there’s a deep well of life in the music that comes across powerfully in the staging — especially in that central supernova performance by a young actress I hope we’ll be seeing a lot more of."
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New York Daily News
November 5th, 2015

"A paint-by-numbers portrait can still be colorful — and a kick. Case in point: 'On Your Feet!,' a predictable but entertaining show about Gloria Estefan...The jukebox musical checks off all the usual-suspect plot points: humble roots, showbiz hurdles, tragedy, triumph, plus a gratuitous dance concert as a chaser...In spite of shortcomings, it makes good on a promise…Resistance is futile when it comes to these Latin-flavored hits…Cheesy and crowd-rousing."
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Variety
November 5th, 2015

"A surefire audience pleaser...Newcomer Ana Villafane is a knockout in the leading role, the dazzling centerpiece of this flashy, splashy spectacle helmed by Jerry Mitchell...Structurally, the show builds to the full flowering of this Cuban-fusion sound, song after familiar song from the Estefan canon, mounted in full production numbers for Villafane’s dynamic voice, backed up by a robust singing-and-dancing chorus. It’s exhausting— but you can’t say it isn’t fun."
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