ON YOUR FEET! Opens National Tour at Arsht Center
Gloria Estefan

The stars turned out for opening night of ON YOUR FEET!, the hit Broadway musical based on the life story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. 2,000 fans attended the sold-out performance at the Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House which launched the show’s first national tour. A highlight of the special evening – the Gloria Estefan Foundation and Adrienne Arsht Center Foundation raised over $75,000 from more than a dozen philanthropists and organizations to benefit the people of Miami.

Celebrity and VIP guests included: Emilio and Gloria Estefan; Emily Estefan; Lili Estefan; Il Volo, operatic pop group; Adrienne Arsht, philanthropist and Arsht Center benefactor; John Richard, Arsht Center president and CEO; Ira Hall, Arsht Center board chair; Ana Villafañe, Broadway actress who originated the role of “Gloria Estefan” on On Your Feet!; Ektor Rivera, Broadway actor who played “Emilio Estefan” on On Your Feet! on Broadway; Don Shula, legendary Miami Dolphins coach; Marc Buoniconti, president, Miami Project/Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis; Karolina Kurkova, supermodel; Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez; Maria Celeste Arraras, host of Telemundo’s “Al Rojo Vivo’”; Maria Elena Salinas, Univision news anchor; Raul de Molina, host of Univision’s “El Gordo y La Flaca”; Alan Tacher, host of Univision’s “Despierta America”; Enrique Santos, iHeartLATINO Chairman and radio personality; Marysol Patton and Alexia Echavarria, “Real Housewives of Miami” alumni; Danell Leyva, US Olympic gymnast; and more.

The 2017-2018 Broadway in Miami subscription season is presented by Florida Theatrical Association, Broadway Across America and the Adrienne Arsht Center along with presenting sponsor Bank of America and with support from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

On Your Feet! runs through October 15. For information, please visit www.arshtcenter.org

$75,000 check presented to the Arsht Foundation and Estefan Foundation on opening night

Mauricio Martinez and Christie Prades, lead cast members of On Your Feet!

Gloria and Emilio Estefan with grandson Sasha Estefan

Arsht Center Board Chairman Ira Hall and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez

Arsht Center President/CEO John Richard and Adrienne Arsht

George Roig, Sophia Roig, Elysse Bernstein, Carmen Roig from Crystal Cruises, Opening Night Celebration Sponsor

Il Volo - Piero Barone, Gianluca Ginoble and Ignazio Boschetto

The Real Housewives of Miami Marysol Patton and Alexia Echevarria

On Your Feet! Broadway cast member Ektor Rivera and Olympian Danell Leyva

Ana Villafane, On Your Feet! Broadway cast member

Millie de Molina and Raul De Molina, host of Univision's "El Gordo y La Flaca"

Standing ovation for the cast of On Your Feet! at the Adrienne Arsht Center