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

86%
(2412 Reviews)
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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70
Weak script, High energy, Very loud, Crowd-pleaser, Absorbing

See it if you love Estefan's music; you'll enjoy the lively covers. The dancing is fun, the singing strong. Brisk pace hides OYF"s lack of emotion.

Don't see it if you require good lines and a meaningful story arc. Most of Act I was joyous; much of Act II fell flat. Final medley restored crowd's joy. Read more

81
Delightful, Ambitious, Great staging, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Even if you're not a fan of Gloria Estefan or jukebox musicals! This show was SO much better than I expected. I'm NOT a fan and I loved it!

Don't see it if You're looking for a quiet low energy night at the theatre. This show hits you with both barrels and knocks you on your feet! It's FUN!

Critic Reviews (68)

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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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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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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November 5th, 2015

"The book here by Alexander Dinelaris is hardly a model of robust dramatic construction…But the story is packed with heart, above all in its tender depiction of the couple's sustaining love.…Musical-theater purists will sniff, but audiences looking for entertainment with emotional uplift will get what they came for. Even at its most shameless it's impossible to deny the production's generosity of spirit."
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November 7th, 2015

"'On Your Feet' is a play in which good news always far outweighs the bad — both in its story and in the production. It’s a syrupy, feel-good bio-musical, sure, but a near-perfectly executed one, with great songs and amazing dancing…The band sounds great, Jerry Mitchell’s direction is unsurprisingly crisp and polished, and Sergio Trujillo’s exuberant, Latin-flavored choreography is ferociously fun to watch."
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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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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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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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November 5th, 2015

“The appropriate doses of delight are dispensed from the stage all through 'On Your Feet!'...The book by Alexander Dinelaris conveys vivaciously that theirs is a partnership in every sense…'On Your Feet!' now takes its place in the upper echelons of the jukebox genre… If the Estefans’ musical remains pretty much by-the-numbers, at least those numbers really rock.”
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November 5th, 2015

"In the course of the show's move from Chicago director Jerry Mitchell has greatly improved the storytelling and excised a few lingering cliches of the genre. In its final form, 'On Your Feet!' is at once a classy and populist entry into the Broadway season, offering enough of a musical entertainment to please those who danced to Estefan in the 1990s, and also has enough Latin flavor to appeal to an emerging audience usually ignored by Broadway."
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November 6th, 2015

"It’s a pleasure to welcome 'On Your Feet!,' the rare show that earns its exclamation mark...This biographical jukebox musical packages every showbiz cliché...Sergio Trujillo’s high-energy choreography propels the action, but the show belongs to its cast. Villafañe’s Gloria is sexy in an approachable, likable way, while Segarra’s Emilio is just as hot but also endearingly self-deprecating. Add a brass-heavy orchestra, and you have a hit."
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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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November 5th, 2015

"'On Your Feet!' has a whitewashed, corporate-approved texture, which makes Gloria and Emilio come off as utterly devoid of personality...It's so self-congratulatory that one gets the impression that they personally vetted every line. The production comes to life during upbeat production numbers, which have lively, salsa-flavored movement and a hot sound. But more often than not, it gets mired in flashbacks and other downbeat sequences in which the songs lack impact."
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November 6th, 2015

"Shows like 'On Your Feet!,' so joyfully exuberant, manage to find that sweet spot for audiences and it is pointless to even try to pick it apart. So even if it's a formulaic jukebox musical that would be right at home in Vegas, 'On Your Feet!' is doing exactly what it promises, and fans are up on their feet and cheering…Director Jerry Mitchell does it again, exploiting the show's feel-good vibe. There's just enough heartfelt emotion to draw us in."
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November 5th, 2015

"As far as these things go, 'On Your Feet!' is better than most. It won't change the course of musical theater, but you will have a really good time seeing it…This two-hour-twenty-minute concert-with-plot pleasantly breezes by, held together by Alexander Dinelaris' smartly efficient book…'On Your Feet!' suffers from the same flaws inherent in any musical that attempts to employ a musician's catalogue to tell a somewhat whitewashed version of a his or her life."
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November 5th, 2015

"The dance-heavy first half ends on a high point, but 'On Your Feet' loses steam when the melodramatic plot takes over in a second act…'On Your Feet's' second act suffers from a common trap when jukebox musicals turn dramatic; there are no songs that specifically address the issues at hand...The musical's success is predominantly dependent on the wonderfully entertaining moments supplied by the dancers and music."
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November 16th, 2015

"So high are the spirits on stage that at any moment the show threatens to explode into a dance party...Like most of its predecessors in the bio musical genre, pop-star division, 'On Your Feet!' has all of the usual drawbacks...Mitchell's direction is a great help, as is the enormously likable and often ferociously talented cast he has assembled...'On Your Feet!' carefully tucks its weaknesses away behind a façade of flash, dazzle, and moments of authentic warmth."
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November 5th, 2015

"As it stands, this well-meaning, well-performed, and otherwise well-executed evening is more admirable than electric. Dinelaris hasn't successfully tapped into whatever qualities outside their music might have made the Estefans worth dramatizing in the first place. In fact, despite outstanding performances from Ana Villafañe and Josh Segarra as the pair, they both come across as mighty dull."
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November 16th, 2015

"This exuberant and shrewdly conceived formulaic jukebox musical about the lives of Gloria and Emilio Estefan contains all of their hits with Miami Sound Machine. The excellence of Alexander Dinelaris’ book leads the production’s creative elements that are all equally accomplished...'On Your Feet!' is a compendium of well-worn conventions that enduringly resonate."
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November 6th, 2015

"This big dance jukebox musical extravaganza that not only has you dancing in your seat but in the aisles...The hot Latin/Pop rhythms, choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, are outstanding, albeit somewhat repetitious…With a book by Alexander Dinelaris and direction by Jerry Mitchell, the beat and story make for a real impact…All in all, this hi-energy production will get you on your feet because the rhythm is gonna get you!"
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November 5th, 2015

"The show pulsates with the funky Latin beat that's made Gloria Estefan the music world's major crossover success. It's also got a schmaltzy and inspiring story…Flaws notwithstanding, this is one of those sincere, uplift stories people like to identify with. No matter, if it's too sanitized for your taste, since the ticket selling draw is the music and the high energy staging. Even if you don't own a single one of the zillion or more Estefan albums, the rhythm is indeed likely to get to you."
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November 5th, 2015

"“The book lacks focus and precision, often reducing some of the most significant moments of her life to mere footnotes…If there’s a storytelling cliché available, Dinelaris made sure to use it in the book...'On Your Feet!' has a structure that aimed for fractured cinematic-ness, but ends up merely just being confused...Fortunately the show has the music to fall onto, and with songs like 'Mi Tierra' and 'Reach' audience members should have a fine time regardless."
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June 29th, 2016

"An engaging jukebox musical that depends heavily on the music of the Estefans and the Miami Sound Machine to tell the story of the iconic couple. The musical highlights several important themes and raises a considerable collection of rich and enduring questions...Under Jerry Mitchell’s able direction, the cast is uniformly brilliant…'On Your Feet!' will be around for some time. Enjoy the music and the story and be inspired."
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November 18th, 2015

"Smoothly performed by the lithesome company with terrific energy, I wasn’t the only audience member whose shoulders were twitching to shimmy during the dance segments...In the genre of so-called jukebox musicals based on singers and/or popular songs, 'On Your Feet' fares well as a cohesive blend of story-telling via this singer’s pantheon of hits."
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November 17th, 2015

"You'll truly want to stand and applaud newcomer Ana Villafane, who makes an astounding Broadway debut as Gloria...Given Villafane’s star-making portrayal and the strength of the Estefan song catalogue, you can’t help but wish she was in a somewhat sturdier vehicle than this one, which too often plays out like a so-so Latin version of 'Beautiful.'"
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November 5th, 2015

"'On Your Feet' is as much by-the-numbers as any other Broadway bio or juke box musical, but when the numbers are “1-2-3” – the name of one of Estefan’s many electrifying hits – the average theatergoer will surely find it easier to forgive the formulaic aspects of the show…Here’s the problem: With just one horrendous exception, Gloria Estefan has led a charmed life…It’s a testament to the acting that, for all the calculation evident in the book, a family feeling comes through."
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November 5th, 2015

"A stripped down, concert-style approach might have served 'On Your Feet!' much better. Instead we get Dinelaris’s formulaic book, David Rockwell’s uncharacteristically flimsy sets and Darrel Maloney’s surprisingly ugly projections...The director, Jerry Mitchell, doesn’t have a sure hand for pace or tone here, instead employing a pile of cheaply effective tricks, like trotting out small children and the elderly like so many adorable pets."
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November 5th, 2015

"Audiences will certainly get their money's worth at 'On Your Feet!' if they're enamored of the hot-hot music spread around the globe in tandem by Gloria and hubby Emilio. Director Jerry Mitchell helps deliver what's called for...Few, if any, Estefan idolizers will be disappointed at the inclusions...After a while, though, spectators may come to think the high-powered productions made of them in Esosa's flashy, flashier and flashiest costumes are beginning to weigh down the proceedings."
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December 8th, 2016

"If exuberance were all it took to make a Broadway musical a winner, this jukebox bio-musical about Gloria and Emilio Estefan would make the grade...Unfortunately, all the show’s strengths are largely undone by a lame book. Its weaknesses are less apparent during the lively first act, but become increasingly problematic during the weak second act...Go for the music and the dancing and try to ignore the book."
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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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November 5th, 2015

"As self-promoting hagiographies go, 'On Your Feet!' makes 'Trump: The Art of the Deal' look downright modest… Sometime before the bus crash, Dinelaris inserts a flashback to Emilio’s childhood where he and his family leave Cuba for Madrid, and his parents then send him off alone to America. It’s possible that starting with his story, instead of Gloria’s, would have given the show more of a dramatic arc.""
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January 27th, 2016

"There's not a lot of drama, so book writer Alexander Dinelaris squeezes what narrative juice he can...The result is like a big dance party and director Jerry Mitchell, who is always up for a good time, cranks the festivities up high."
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November 5th, 2015

"Sadly, the broad, obvious strokes used by librettist Alexander Dinelaris prove not so appealing…'On Your Feet' is saddled, for starters, with a less rich catalog…Certainly, no one would begrudge this likable, admirable pop veteran a happy ending. Still, 'On Your Feet' is recommended only to the most diehard of fans."
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November 5th, 2015

"As jukebox musical biographies go, ‘On Your Feet!’ doesn't have the depth and charm of 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' or the passion and fun of 'Jersey Boys.' What Broadway's newest entry in our unofficial personal-history-of-pop-music series has are lots of much-loved Grammy-winning songs…The problem is the by-the-numbers story...The book by Alexander Dinelaris has virtually no crises or conflicts that last long enough to drive the tension beyond the next song."
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November 12th, 2015

"'On Your Feet' begins so confidently, you get excited. It's frothy, fun and as the songs pile up, you realize that you recognize a lot more of them than you thought...Unfortunately, there's also an act two...Leave after the first act and you'll recommend 'On Your Feet' to undemanding theater-goers looking for some harmless fun. Stay for the whole show and you'll probably go home to buy Estefan's greatest hits. But recommend the musical? Probably not."
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November 6th, 2015

"It’s true that said old hits will lodge themselves into your head for hours (perhaps even days), but you’ll be forgiven for not remembering much else about the show…The book has moments of enjoyable humor, and sometimes speaks with a knowing tone that counteracts the Estefans’ uniformly cheesy lyrics…While Gloria and Emilio’s on-stage relationship is actually rather sweet, they are not real characters…It’s just not all that interesting."
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November 6th, 2015

"The show will likely be much more captivating for big Gloria Estefan fans…Meaningful drama is in short supply…Despite its unenthralling dramatics, the show does have an underlying warmth, in showing the closeness and caring of a family across generations, and also a sympathetic, good-natured marital relationship. Its chief assets, though, are those musical routines...'On Your Feet!' is not going to revolutionize Broadway, but, alongside a bland story, it does offer some musical fireworks."
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November 6th, 2015

"Songs are anchored by the dialogue - which fit seamlessly - rather than shoehorned in...Credit Alexander Dinelaris, who penned the book. While he chronicles Estefan's musical ascension, he also tackles family, immigration, the American Dream and the record industry - creating a touching, entertaining story. Combined with Jerry Mitchell's fast-paced direction and a hot orchestra, it's an on-your-feet tribute to the enormously hardworking duo."
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November 5th, 2015

"'On Your Feet!' is uneven and occasionally long-winded. It’s also sometimes inspiring and uplifting…Dinelaris’s book does some unnecessary pandering…The finale has the ensemble performing a glittery mash-up of 'Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,' “Turn the Beat Around” and others. In that spot, at least, “On Your Feet!” rivals top-notch jukebox musicals. 'On Your Feet!' isn’t quite 'Jersey Boys,' but in places, the rhythm is gonna get you."
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November 6th, 2015

"Alexander Dinelaris’ deftly written script and Jerry Mitchell’s wonderfully inventive direction pretty much overcome the by-the-numbers feel and laboured approach than can afflict biographical jukebox musicals. And even if they didn’t, the plentitude of rousing musical numbers, with Sergio Trujillo’s lusty choreography taking hip-swivelling to new levels of achievement, would certainly be enough to justify this show…A great – even inspiring – entertainment."
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January 19th, 2016

"It’s a slickly packaged and enjoyable jukebox musical about the Cuban-born American singer’s tribulations and triumphs...While it unfolds in TV movie fashion--albeit with Estefan’s hits shoehorned in and with some obligatory audience participation—it goes down delightfully, with smooth direction by Jerry Mitchell and swirling choreography by Sergio Trujillo. And the two leads give the show a lot of personal zest. "
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November 5th, 2015

"If you aren't humming a Gloria Estefan hit when you leave, it might be time to check your pulse. The infectious, earnest musical 'On Your Feet!' initially stutters out the gate and ends somewhat awkwardly, but has a fun, percussive middle, even as it skates perilously close to melodrama. It's saved by its genuine heart — and a list of great tunes, ones that nicely make the transition from radio to stage…’On Your Feet!’ is a fine addition to the ranks of jukebox musicals."
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November 18th, 2015

"Will the rhythm get you at the new bio-tuner 'On Your Feet,' which tracks Gloria Estefan’s journey from an ordinary life in Miami to that of a global singing sensation? The answer is neither an emphatic 'yes' nor a heartfelt 'no.' Instead, the best response is 'sporadically'... Performances and the music itself rouse audiences at 'On Your Feet,' pulling them from the doldrums that come during the course of this latest Broadway bio-tuner.”
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November 18th, 2015

"As a jukebox musical, the narrative in 'On Your Feet!' is not as seamless as 'Jersey Boys' or even 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,' but it doesn’t matter. Broadway has never mounted a jukebox show with a Latin, salsa-tinged flavor until this, and the Estefans were indeed trailblazers...When the focus is on music and dancing, the show more than delivers...Jerry Mitchell directs everything nicely with his usual entertaining touches, making 'On Your Feet!' a 'Gloria-fied' hit."
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November 5th, 2015

"I found 'On Your Feet!' to be irresistible. With the recent closing of the Abba-fest, Broadway has needed a high-octane evening to send audiences shuffling happily into the street…Even by the standards of Broadway musicals, its characters are one-dimensional. The music, which salsas through the Estefans’ catalogue of hits is too seldom shaped into the delirious climaxes the melodies seem to offer…The story…is not much more than serviceable."
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November 8th, 2015

"Your basic rags-to-riches tale done with just enough tartness to avoid too much sentimentality. Even if the music becomes repetitive after awhile, those catchy hits just keep coming…With Sergio Trujillo's droll choreography and Jerry Mitchell's crafty direction combining to seamlessly weave the show's potentially clumsy flashbacks into the musical whole, 'On Your Feet!'—despite some missteps—sticks the landing."
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November 6th, 2015

"'On Your Feet!' is that rare bird, a musical that delivers on all levels…We start, therefore, with music that surpasses much of the music performed in musicals. With that as the basis of the show, the book, choreography and direction need to be just as good. Consider it done with two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell directing, with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo and an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris."
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November 9th, 2015

"There’s lots of dancing to keep the simple story moving at a brisk space and the always in motion cast even makes a couple of forays into the audience where they might snatch you out of your seat and have you join in the celebration...'On Your Feet' will most likely get you on your feet and that’s a good thing."
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November 5th, 2015

"This show not only met our expectations - it exceeded them! 'On Your Feet' will please the casual Gloria fan and also satisfy her most ardent admirers…The music really shines in this show! It may surprise you how many ballads and midtempo songs are featured - but the show ends with a bang, concert-style. Literally! There's a nearly 6 minute encore medley of uptempo hits to send you off on your way and raving to all your friends about how good 'On Your Feet' is!"
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February 8th, 2016

" From the musicians to the dancers to the scene-change-ography and the fierce abuela, the Marquis Theatre is on fire! Jerry Mitchell squeezes every ounce of excitement out of the Estefans' music and Sergio Trujillo mirrors that with the spicy choreography...This show is equally effective in telling the story of the Estefans through their music...I did love this show though, and it's an extremely entertaining night at the theatre."
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November 12th, 2015

"Keeping the beat in upbeat, it’s the songs and the dancing, with a strong script, that are the big draw here. 'On Your Feet!' features many fabulous dance numbers, performed by the energetic and nimble corps, but none is more impressive than one danced in wooden sandals...'On Your Feet!' is a grand time for anyone who likes a good musical. 'On Your Feet!' is fortunate in having an intrinsically moving story for its wonderful cast to tell through its well-honed plot and exuberant music/dance."
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November 11th, 2015

"Not everyone has a story worth telling, but that is just not the case with Gloria and Emilio Estefan...This is part musical, part concert, part love story and 100% pure inspiration...This show is bursting at the seams with many of Gloria Estefan’s hit songs played by an orchestra filled with original members of The Miami Sound Machine...There was keen attention to detail in selecting this amazing cast, and Segarra and Villafañe are a magical duo."
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November 16th, 2015

"Ana Villafañe is outstanding and the show is totally worth it just to see her... Not super deep and sometimes it's not clear what's going on, but it doesn't matter because we get to conga!"
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November 19th, 2015

"You don’t need to be a Gloria Estefan fan to enjoy 'On Your Feet' – but you’ll certainly be one after you leave the theater...The show acts as a high-energy concert of sorts, interlaced with an inspiring and touching story told in between the classic numbers. Featuring a detailed look at fame, family, and assimilation, 'On Your Feet' is the type of feel-good production that so many jukebox musicals strive to achieve but rarely actually do."
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November 5th, 2015

"Director Jerry Mitchell deftly helmed the production, keeping with the bright colors and sequins grounded with the heart-warming aspect of the importance of family. The audience was with the story every step of the way. Every laugh landed, lines got applause in the middle of the show, and there was plenty of cheering throughout...a bombastic, feel-good story with an amazing cast and fantastic music pulling everyone along for the ride. Do not miss out!"
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November 6th, 2015

"While the dramatic merits and execution of the performance as a whole fall short, there's no denying 'On Your Feet' is a fun, engaging spectacle. The play's moniker launches full force at the end of Act 1...Like a Gloria Estefan concert — which is essentially what 'On Your Feet' turns out to be — there's plenty of feel-good and excitement, but when the fans leave the theater, the conversation isn't likely to expand beyond 'well, that was fun.'"
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June 18th, 2015
For a previous production

"There is something comfortingly familiar and predictable about 'On Your Feet!' It never goes deeper than the superficial and its narrative follows a TV-movie template. But the show boasts sufficient sincerity with its schmaltz, and features a fluid, structurally sound story...It’s sure to please the built-in audience that will find absolutely exactly the entertainment they expect, and even the less fully acquainted will find that the rhythm really is going to get you."
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June 18th, 2015
For a previous production

"The main issue toward the end of the show is that you feel no sense of her pain and struggle...The machinery of its visual structure, and its dramaturgy, are both secure. The performances are richly connected. The emphasis on unity and family are the right impulses, given the Estefan biography and the Cuban moment. There is a carefully modesty to the whole affair — a tone that can be progressively upped and amplified in the work before Broadway."
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June 18th, 2015
For a previous production

"In an artful blend of musical theater glamour and Latin grooves, the world-premiere musical 'On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan' brings that duo to the stage in a colorful and immensely entertaining production...The first act packs in number after high-energy number, keeping up a brisk and exciting pace...The pace slows a bit too much, however, in the second act when things take a more serious turn...The more grave, slower-paced side of the show lasts a few moments too long."
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June 18th, 2015
For a previous production

"The music is unquestionably infectious. The dancing is sensational...But there are big problems here, too, and, as is so often the case with new musicals, they are rooted in the book...Following the show’s highly entertaining opening blast, the story is set in motion from too many directions, with Havana and Miami becoming oddly jumbled, both chronologically and scenically...There is a great deal of promise here. But 'On Your Feet!' is not quite walking strong."
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June 18th, 2015
For a previous production

"The rhythm really is gonna get you in the remarkably confident new Broadway-bound Gloria Estefan musical...Smart, slick but heartfelt new crowd pleaser...It feels a step too far to give the 'perfect' five-star rating to a show that’s bound to keep evolving. But maybe it’s enough to know I considered it. In the new Broadway season, 'On Your Feet!' is one new entry with legs."
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June 18th, 2015
For a previous production

"The energy of this cast exceeded my expectations, and the story was nice, I am thinking that this show will probably survive on Broadway because of the music of Gloria Estefan...The producers have assembled the best of Broadway to make this show the gem that it is. A great idea, as these people know what audiences want...This story is told through the energy of the music and the performance of some amazing talents."
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June 18th, 2015
For a previous production

"So what if Dinelaris overstates the case for the Estefans as pioneers, ignoring Latino predecessors as various as Desi Arnaz and Carlos Santana? Exaggeration spices up the narrative. 'On Your Feet' will no doubt do very well. But it lost me at about the 50-minute mark, when the Estefans confront what can only be characterized as a dirty little Jew of an A&R man. The spectacle of Emilio lecturing this Yiddish-spouting buffoon on what it means to be an outsider in America is beyond ironic."
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June 21st, 2015
For a previous production

"It still needs a greater focus on details of the couple's amazing life story, perseverance and achievements...It's a guarantee audiences will enjoy the amazing and vibrant choreography and splashy dance numbers...It's easy to praise and cheer on the cast leads of 'On Your Feet!'...Audiences who catch 'On Your Feet' won't be disappointed and certain to leave smiling with the gift of music, faith and life's passions."
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June 20th, 2015
For a previous production

"The musical did a beautiful job of incorporating the story with the dynamic music of Gloria through her chart-topping, smash hits...Humor, pathos and passion bookended by small domestic scenes and full-blown productions including a showstopping dance down the aisles of the theatre at the end of act one--kept the audience right where they wanted them--in their hands--and at times--on their feet!"
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June 19th, 2015
For a previous production

"Couldn't have enjoyed the show more...Truly depicts the heart and soul of Latin American family values, humor, and the perseverance to achieve the American dream...The jokes in the show are relatable and laugh-out-loud funny...The standing ovation was electrifying with everyone dancing and singing in approval, appreciation and excitement to see this amazing new show launched for success."
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June 19th, 2015
For a previous production

"It’s fairly formulaic as these musical biographies go, though with better dialogue than I’ve heard in several recent Broadway shows...But that means the drama is lacking in places; I wouldn’t argue that theirs is a life story that was begging to be told...In the case of 'On Your Feet!', even if the story isn’t always compelling, the music surely is."
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June 18th, 2015
For a previous production

"A true-life story that so many can relate to in its triumph and tragedy. That’s the life of Emilio and Gloria Estefan and their incredible rise to fame, brilliantly captured in 'On Your Feet!'...From stunning costumes, gorgeous sets, a phenomenal cast, a solid book and, of course, some really great music, this show is absolutely worthy of a Broadway stage."
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Opens Oct 21
NYC: Midtown W

Winnie the Pooh and friends embark on fun adventures, in this new musical with life-size puppets.

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Opens Dec 20
NYC: Midtown W

A hit in London, Sondheim's classic musical (with a new twist), stars Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone.

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Opens Jun 22
NYC: West Village

Seven world premiere short plays by seven well-known playwrights in NYC's Meatpacking District.

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