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Gloria Estefan musical to close Broadway run; Alanis Morissette adaptation in works

Ana Villafañe and the cast of

Ana Villafañe and the cast of "On Your Feet!," which will exit Broadway in July. Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

THE SHOW “On Your Feet!”

THE DEAL Every conga line must eventually come to an end. “On Your Feet!,” the jukebox musical about Cuban-American pop star Gloria Estefan and her husband, Grammy-winning producer Emilio Estefan, will end its Broadway run Aug. 20 after 780 performances. A national tour will launch in September, followed by multiple international productions. Ana Villafañe, who originated the role of Gloria Estefan, still leads the Broadway cast.

THE SHOW “Jagged Little Pill”

THE DEAL Three years ago, it was reported that Alanis Morissette was working on a stage musical adaptation of her hugely popular 1995 alternative rock album “Jagged Little Pill,” which contains the hit songs “Ironic,” “Hand in My Pocket” and “You Oughta Know.” Last week, the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, announced that it will present the musical’s world premiere next year. Diane Paulus (“Waitress”) will direct, Diablo Cody (screenwriter of “Juno”) will do the book. “Diablo and Diane are already taking these deeply personal songs that are part of my soul’s marrow to a whole other level of hope, freedom and complexity,” Morissette said in a statement.

WHAT Tony Awards

THE DEAL Celebrity presenters at the Tony Awards (to be telecast on CBS on June 11) will include Scarlett Johansson, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Bette Midler, Anna Kendrick, Keegan-Michael Key and Orlando Bloom. As previously announced, Kevin Spacey will host. The set list of musical numbers to be presented should be announced shortly.

THE SHOW “ . . . the Great Comet of 1812”

THE DEAL The electro-pop-operatic Broadway musical “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” seeks “people of all ethnicities and genders,” especially those with “fresh faces and edgy looks . . . piercings, alternative hair colors [and] tattoos,” to join Josh Groban, Denée Benton and the rest of the young cast to make its musical number on the Tony Awards broadcast as big and splashy as possible. To be considered for the gig, email your photograph to

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