Already closed | 2h 15m | Midtown W

On Your Feet! (Broadway)

From 2,412 member  reviews
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. More…

This bilingual musical spans Estefan's early years in Miami as well as her recovery from a broken back in 1990. It features many of Estefan's hit songs, including "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "Conga," "Get on Your Feet," "Don't Want to Lose You," "1-2-3," and "Coming Out of the Dark."

2h 15m | Already closed | Marquis Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (2412)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

52
Cheesy, Shallow, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if you really like Gloria Estefan's music. (Despite Gloria's warning, the rhythm did not get me.)

Don't see it if you are allergic to cheese.

60
Cliched, Disappointing, Dizzying, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You absolutely love everything Gloria Estefan.

Don't see it if You want to feel like you're on a cruise ship listening to a jukebox.

50
Irrelevant

See it if you would have bought tickets to a Gloria Estefan concert anyway

Don't see it if Who's Gloria? You're under 30 and can't hum 2 songs w/o looking her up. Looking for a classic B'way experience you can't find anywhere else

Also If you're enthusiastic about this musical just after seeing the poster... Read more Read less

56
Cliched, Indulgent, Banal, Energetic, Overrated

See it if You're a huge Gloria Estefan fan. Otherwise, it's like watching mediocre cruise ship entertainment w/a Latin theme. Plot is stale & cliché.

Don't see it if You want something more than just empty spectacle, forced enthusiasm. Audience was full of tourists texting through the show.

51
Entertaining, Dated, Fluffy, Gloria!, Noisy, rude audience

See it if you worship Gloria Estefan

Don't see it if You want something original from the now standard bio catalog musical.

51
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Fluid staging, Great singing

See it if Nicely staged concert scenes can overcome huge book weaknesses for you.

Don't see it if Nicely staged concert scenes are not enough to overcome huge book weaknesses for you.

65
Cliched, ambitious, great dancing, when someone tells their own story it can be very rose-colored glasses

See it if you are a Gloria superfan, you want songs you already know, great dancing, partying atmosphere, nothing too offensive, great for groups

Don't see it if you want original songs or a well-rounded story revealing bad as well as good character traits, or want something deep and less formulaic

65
Banal, Entertaining, Trying too hard, Indulgent, Predictable

See it if really like Gloria Estefan's music

Don't see it if you aren't a real fan of Gloria Estefan, casual fans should avoid

65
Overrated

See it if you want to enjoy the exuberant latin music of Gloria Estefan.I dare you not to 'get on your feet' and dance when you see this show!

Don't see it if you are looking for a good book , or if you are tired of bio musicals.

50
Overrated, Fluffy, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you are a fan of Gloria Estefan and just want to hear her music. The actors do the best they can with the subpar script.

Don't see it if you are looking for thought provoking theater and characters you can connect to.

56
Cliched, Slow, Meh, Overrated

See it if you like to be surrounded by midwestern moms and middle aged white women trying to "Conga", also if you like Mamma Mia!

Don't see it if you're looking for a good plot and a production who makes a full use of its casts' talent.

65
Slow, Fluffy, Indulgent, Dated, Great singing

See it if you're ok with a bit of cheesiness

Don't see it if you don't want to get pulled into a conga line mid-show

69
Entertaining, Indulgent, Straightforward

See it if you love the music -- the concert scenes are fabulous and the lead actress is a fantastic facsimile of Gloria Estefan.

Don't see it if you expect a great book & great design - the story is linear and safe, and the production design for the non-concert scenes is half-assed.

50
Overrated, Dizzying, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if you love Gloria and Emilio Estefan music.

Don't see it if you want to see good acting, singing, and an entertaining show. Very boring and confusing writing.

50
Banal, Insipid

See it if You like to spend your evenings with being entertained by glitz and familiar music

Don't see it if You have standards

52
Slow, Overrated

See it if if ur a die hard Gloria E. fan, but don't expect more than a "Lifetime TV" script or insight into her real life

Don't see it if You like good thoughtful honest story telling

55
Disappointing

See it if you really really love Gloria Estefan.

Don't see it if you're just looking for an engaging musical. If you're not really into Gloria Estefan, there's no point.

Also The "salsa" was disappointing - the ensemble clearly didn't understand... Read more Read less

50
Slow, Overrated, Indulgent

See it if you're a fan of Gloria Estefan's music.

Don't see it if you appreciate creativity, originality, and a storyline with an actual story.

60
Disappointing, Flat, Below par

See it if you love the music of Gloria Estefan.

Don't see it if will be unhappy with a show that does not generate the same heat and excitement of the Estefan music........

60
Cliched, Fluffy

See it if you LOVE Gloria, biography musicals, familiar music - the music is great.

Don't see it if you're expecting much from the story or presentation.

69
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if Great performances and singing overall (Villafane, in particular). Lovely choreography. Fun upbeat, crowd-pleasing numbers.

Don't see it if Slow numbers were awkwardly incorporated into the show. Very predictable and formulaic book.

60
Banal, Cliched, Entertaining, Indulgent

See it if you love Gloria Estefan and don't mind one of the most banal and self indulgent story to put itself on a Broadway Stage

Don't see it if you can't stand musicals with awful books

65
Great dancing, Great staging, Fluffy, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love Gloria Estefan and great dancing.

Don't see it if you hate jukebox musicals.

68
Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like a typical family friendly musical with lots of big songs, dancing and fun.

Don't see it if You need depth to a story.

60
Great dancing, Awesome ensemble, Great lead, Terrible book, Ugly set

See it if you enjoy a "pull yourself up by the bootstraps" story that glosses over all the strife and struggle to make the road to success look easy.

Don't see it if you like a well written book that offers multi-dimensional characters. There are none here. This would have been better had it been a revue.


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 somewher...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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