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Tuesday
Feb052013

Gloria Estefan's Life & Music Inspire a Broadway Show

PRNewsFoto/Nederlander Org./Jesus CarrerGloria Estefan's life sometimes seems like a fairy tale, but some people think it resembles a Broadway musical.  Gloria and her husband Emilio have announced that they've teamed with a top theatrical production company to develop a show inspired by their music and their lives.

The musical will tell the couple's story from their journey from Cuba to the top of the charts worldwide.  It's not clear if the hit songs featured in the musical will be sung by a character playing Gloria herself, as she goes from unknown to superstar, or whether the songs will drive a separate narrative, as in shows like Mamma Mia! or Rock of Ages.

In a statement, Gloria and Emilio said, "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."

They add, "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."

The couple says that putting their story on stage will allow them to "inspire generations to come."

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