On Your Feet! Sets Broadway Dates & Theater

first_imgOn Your Feet! is ready to get up and make it happen! The Gloria and Emilio Estefan musical will begin Broadway performances on October 5, 2015 at the Marquis Theatre. Opening night is set for November 5. The tuner will premiere at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago from June 2 through July 5 of next year. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 20, 2017 View Comments Directed by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell, On Your Feet! will feature a book by Alexander Dinelaris. Both well-known tunes and new music penned by the Estafans will be used to tell a story inspired by their life and musical legacy. Their hits include “The Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Words Get in the Way,” “1, 2, 3″ and the Oscar-nominated “Music Of My Heart.” Related Shows On Your Feet! The production has launched an international casting search, #ReachGloria, giving performers from around the world the chance to audition for all parts in the musical by submitting videos. There will also be two September open calls: one in New York and one in the Estefans’ home city of Miami.last_img read more

Manchester United fake bomb ‘fiasco’ prompts police enquiry

first_imgManchester’s police commissioner demanded an inquiry into the “fiasco” of a fake bomb left behind from a training exercise at Old Trafford that forced the abandonment on Sunday of a Premier League soccer match.The device led to the evacuation of Manchester United’s stadium shortly before the scheduled 1400 GMT kickoff of their final league game of the season against Bournemouth. (Also read: Suspect package destroyed at Manchester United stadium was training device) “This fiasco caused massive inconvenience to supporters who had come from far and wide to watch the match,” Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester Tony Lloyd said.It also “wasted the time of huge numbers of police officers and the army’s bomb squad, and unnecessarily put people in danger,” he said in a statement.TRAINING DEVICE Police said the realistic-looking device, which was destroyed in a controlled explosion, had been accidentally left in a toilet by a private firm that was conducting a training exercise.Two of the Old Trafford stands were evacuated about 20 minutes before kickoff.The whole 75,000-seater stadium was cleared and the match was called off soon afterwards, the first time in 24 years that a Premier League match had been abandoned on security grounds.”Whilst this in no way demeans the professionalism of the police and stewards responsible for getting the fans out, or the supporters’ calmness and cooperation during the evacuation, it is unacceptable that it happened in the first place,” said Lloyd.Lloyd, who oversees Manchester police but has no operational role, is also the city’s interim mayor.advertisementUnited Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward said the club would investigate the incident fully.GAME REARRANGED FOR TUESDAYThe game has been rearranged for Tuesday.United are almost certain to miss out on qualification for next season’s Champions League after local rivals Manchester City drew at Swansea City on Sunday, putting City three points ahead in fourth place and with a vastly superior goal difference.United are also due to play Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final on Saturday.last_img read more