Stage musical planned around Gloria Estefan
NEW YORK (AP) -- Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio Estefan are hoping the rhythm is going to lead to Broadway.
The duo on Tuesday announced that they've teamed up with the theatrical producer and presenter the Nederlander Organization to try to take a musical based on their lives to the Great White Way.
"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," Gloria and Emilio Estefan said in a statement.
Gloria Estefan has won seven Grammy Awards and had such hits as "Conga," "The Rhythm is Going To Get You" and "1, 2, 3." She also recorded the Oscar-nominated song "Music Of My Heart."
Her husband is a music, TV and film producer who has helped direct the careers of Shakira, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Jon Secada.
"I am thrilled to collaborate with Gloria and Emilio to see their amazing story come to fruition on the Broadway stage," Jimmy Nederlander, president of the Nederlander Organization, said in a statement. "The Estefans' journey of success, led by raw talent and passion, is captivating as it drove them from relative obscurity to global sensations."
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