(Rebecca Milzoff’s article appeared in The New York Times, 10/29l; via Pam Green.)
Sergio Trujillo has choreographed seven Broadway shows, yet he hasn’t quite established a signature. He has created period-perfect steps for populist extravaganzas like “Jersey Boys” and lent unfussy movement to smaller, less dance-centric shows like “Next to Normal.” But in “On Your Feet!,” which opens on Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Marquis Theater, Mr. Trujillo has found his most personal project yet.
For this 52-year-old Colombian immigrant, “On Your Feet!,” a musical take on Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s rise to fame, is, at long last, the perfect synthesis of his talents and culture: an opportunity to propel a Broadway musical with Latin dance. Even better, the show is his long-awaited reunion with the director Jerry Mitchell, who discovered Mr. Trujillo at an open casting call more than two decades ago and who has mentored him since.
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