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The Reviews for ON YOUR FEET are In…

Photo by Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Photo by Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

The reviews for On Your Feet are in, and what the new musical about Gloria and Emilio Estefan lacks in refined storytelling, it makes up in infectious verve.  The jukebox musical features hits from the 1980s, energizing dance, and strong performances – especially from vibrant leading lady Ana Villafañe playing Gloria – all contributing to creating an undeniably exciting feel in the theatre.  When the songs end, though, and the script takes over, the show often struggles to keep the fun going.  To some the formulaic plot seems weak and to some the writing sounds uninspired, both traits that keep the show from earning high marks.  If you feel like moving, book a night with the Estefans.  If you feel like being moved, keep looking.

NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF ON YOUR FEET!

The recipe may be familiar, but the flavor is fresh in “On Your Feet!,” the half-formulaic, half-original and undeniably crowd-pleasing musical about the lives of Emilio and Gloria Estefan that opened on Thursday at the Marquis Theater. To cite the most unusual element: Many a musical could be described as a… 

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TIME OUT NEW YORK REVIEW OF ON YOUR FEET!

There’s not much to dislike about “On Your Feet!,” because there’s not much about it to inspire reaction of any kind. A serviceable jukebox musical about Cuban-American recording star Gloria Estefan (Ana Villafañe) and her husband, Emilio (Josh Segarra), the show starts at what may be an insurmountable disadvan… 

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DEADLINE REVIEW OF ON YOUR FEET!

A star is born with “On Your Feet!” — the latest Broadway jukebox musical and one that, opening on the eve of Donald Trump’s Saturday Night Live gig couldn’t be timelier. A biotuner scripted by Alexander Dinelaris (a playwright and one of the three writers on “Birdman”), “On Your Feet!” at the Marquis Theatre… 

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VARIETY REVIEW OF ON YOUR FEET!

If the producers of “On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan” know what’s good for them (odds are, they do), they’re ad-bombing Spanish-language media outlets and pitching group sales 24/7. That’s the way to go with a surefire audience pleaser like this jukebox musical built around the life and… 

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NEW YORK POST REVIEW OF ON YOUR FEET!

“On Your Feet!” is bringing fun back to Broadway — finally! Miserable affairs, angsty German teens and sad-sack British royals — in shows like “Thérèse Raquin,” “Spring Awakening” and “King Charles III” — have made the season a dour one. Even the blockbuster “Hamilton” ends on a melancholy note. So it’s a

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VULTURE REVIEW OF ON YOUR FEET!

I’m no fan of jukebox musicals. If they’re the type that tell an invented tale, like “Mamma Mia!” or “Rock of Ages,” the book is generally rendered idiotic by the effort to accommodate the songs. If they’re instead pop biographies, like “Jersey Boys” and “Beautiful,” the problem is even worse because the songs… 

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