Ektor Rivera to Get Up and Make It Happen in On Your Feet!

first_img View Comments On Your Feet! Related Shows As you can see from our exclusive video below, Ektor Rivera is ready to “Conga!” The acclaimed Puerto Rican performer will replace Josh Segarra as Emilio Estefan in On Your Feet! from July 12. The CW-bound Segarra is scheduled to play his final performance in the bio-musical on July 10 at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre. Ana Villafañe will continue as Gloria Estefan.A musical theater star in Puerto Rico, Rivera’s credits include Rent, Hairspray, Godspell, Piaf, High School Musical, The Outsiders and The Mousetrap. Stateside, he has appeared in Broadway and Beyond and Q’Viva! The Chosen, in which he was cast from the reality television show of the same name, produced by Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Simon Fuller. Rivera’s film and additional TV resume includes Incógnita, Nene Lindo and Jimmy Kimmel Live; he is also an established visual artist. This will be his Broadway debut.Directed by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell, On Your Feet! features a book by Alexander Dinelaris and follows the Estefans’ journey to superstardom, set to their chart-topping, smash hits, including “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “1-2-3,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Mi Tierra,” Don’t Want To Lose You Now,” and “Reach,” in addition to an original song written by Gloria and her daughter Emily Estefan.The cast also includes Andréa Burns as Gloria’s mother, Gloria Fajardo; Alma Cuervo as Gloria’s grandmother, Consuelo; Alexandria Suarez and Fabi Aguirre as Little Gloria; and Eduardo Hernandez & Kevin Tellez as Nayib/Young Emilio.center_img Ektor Rivera photographed on the PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown (Photo: Caitlin McNaney) Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 20, 2017last_img

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