…well, sort of!
Today, Estefan Enterprises and the Nederlander Organization announced they have begun to develop and produce a new Broadway show, inspired by the music made famous by International superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband musician/producer and entrepreneur Emilio Estefan.
The musical will be set in a way that tells the Estefans’ riveting life story detailing their journey all the way from Cuba to superstardom. Additional elements will be announced and worked through with a creative team that will be assigned at a later date.
With seven Grammy Awards and over 100 million albums sold worldwide, Gloria Estefan is the most successful crossover performer in the history of Latin music. No lie!
Don’t tell me you don’t know her hits — “Conga,” The Rhythm is Going To Get You” and “1, 2, 3″ among others. GLORIA is a celebratory favorite around the G-L-O-B-E!
She was won and been honored with practically a bajillion awards over the course of her career — including the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, MTV Music Video Awards, BMI Songwriter of the Year, and more and more and more. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and has received multiple Billboard Awards for her many chart-topping hits.
Her hubby, Emilio Estefan, is a world-renowned music, television and film producer who has been instrumental in shaping, developing and directing the careers of his superstar wife, as well as Shakira, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Jon Secada. With a resume that includes over 30 Grammy nominations and 19 Grammy Awards, Estefan has experimented and pushed the envelope of blending Latin, pop and world rhythms creating a unique style and personality that has created chart-topping worldwide hits.
“We are very excited to partner with the Nederlander Organization and Bernie Yuman to, after almost a decade of planning and developing, bring our music and life story to Broadway,” said Gloria and Emilio Estefan. “We are very excited to share this story, which is based on hope, determination and the belief that with hard work and passion, our dreams can become our reality. Our music has been a true reflection of who we are, where we came from and the journey that has brought us to where we are today. Our cultural roots, our life-defining challenges and the rewards that come with believing in yourself and striving for that which you believe in wholeheartedly, will be the foundation for this theatrical production. Sharing our life story through music will give us a new opportunity to honor our roots and, hopefully, to be able to inspire generations to come.”
Are you excited about this news? Will you be buying tickets to see Gloria Estefan & Emilio Estefan’s life story unfold on Broadway?
They sent MJ and fellow TV host (and Music Cruze-arati) Steven Smith to sunny Los Angeles to find out how the stars get pampered for “Music’s Biggest Night,” the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards. First, we stopped by the Official GRAMMY Presenters and Performers Gift Lounge where we ran into Mya who raved about gifts from vendors like Solstice, Cold Stone, Delta Airlines, Case Mate, Bench, and more. Then, it was off to celebrity hot spot Anastasia Beverly Hills to get “pampered” with a specialized facial and hair cut.
Looking great and feeling great got even better when our chauffer picked us up in the 2011 Chevy Cruze to take us to the big awards show! What a fun night!!!
Take a look at our two-part Cruze-arati GRAMMY Special:
MJ wants to give a HUGE THANKS to Daffy’s for making him look super fly all weekend!
Here are the major 2009 Grammy Awards nominees!
Record of the year
“Chasing Pavements”, Adele
“Viva la vida”, Coldplay
“Bleeding”, Leona Lewis
“Paper Planes”, M.I.A
“Please Read the Letter”, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Album of the year
“Viva la vida”, Coldplay
“Tha Carter III: The Rebirth”, Lil Wayne
“Year of the Gentleman”, Ne-Yo
“Raising sand”, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
“In Rainbows”, Radiohead
Song of the Year
“American Boy”, William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray and Kanye West
“Chasing Pavements”, Adele Adkins and Eg White
“I’m Yours”, Jason Mraz
“Love Song”, Sara Bareilles
“Viva la vida”, Coldplay
Best New Artist
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