Singer Gloria Estefan and her music entrepreneur husband, Emilio, are developing a new Broadway show based on their lives.
“Sharing our life story through music will give us a new opportunity to honor our roots and, hopefully, to be able to inspire generations to come,” the couple said in a statement.
The 55-year-old Grammy Award winning star fled her native country of Cuba with her family as a toddler. She met her husband in Miami and eventually became the lead singer of his band. Today, Gloria is regarded as one of the most successful Latin crossover artists and has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.
“The Estefans’ journey of success, led by raw talent and passion, is captivating as it drove them from relative obscurity to global sensations,” Jimmy Nederlander, President of the Nederlander Organization, said in a statement announcing the deal.