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Gloria & Emilio Estefan Get 'On Your Feet' With Perez!

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Soooo happy we got to catch up with Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan today! We talked about their new ‪Broadway‬ show, On Your Feet: The Musical, which starts previews this October! Watch and enjoy and share our chat!

We talk about their long journey to Broadway! Surprises we can expect! What made them both cry during the creation of the show! AND we meet the stars who will be playing Gloria and Emilio in the show, Ana Villafañe and Josh Segarra.

Plus, we talk a bit about music. Gloria's thoughts on the streaming/Spotify‬/‎Tidal‬ debate. Whether or not she'd ever want to be turned into a hologram after she's no longer here, like Selena's family is trying to do. What advice she's give Justin Bieber. Her daughter, Emily Estefan, and her following in her parents footsteps. And more!

Enjoy!

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Mamma Mia! Closing On Broadway After 14 Years!

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The end of an era is upon us!

Mamma Mia! is one of Broadway's longest running shows, but the popular musical will be shutting its fabulous doors VERY soon!

It's been announced that the musical will have its 5,765th and final performance September 5th! So sad!

[ Related: Groundhog Day Is Coming To Broadway As A Musical In 2017! ]

The musical is the 8th longest running Broadway show in history which makes sense considering Mamma Mia! first opened its doors 14 years ago in October 2001, and has made a whopping $600 million in New York since then.

And producer Judy Craymer is super proud of the show's success. She said:

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Perez Reviews: Clinton, The Musical

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Get ready to be transported back to the '90s!

Clinton, The Musical takes you back to the scandals that plagued former President Bill and his wife, Hillary. And there were many!

The show is playing just where it belongs at the best off-Broadway house in New York City, New World Stages.

The theater is big - seating close to 400 - and real money was spent on the wonderful set and production design by Bowulf Borrit.

The songs are fun and effective - and definitely green. Clinton, The Musical's score was written by Paul Hodge, who is still in school! He's getting his Ph.D in music composition.

The show is tight - without an intermission - and featuring a truly sensational cast of Broadway all-stars, including Kerry Butler, Judy Gold and John Treacy Egan.

Clinton, The Musical is camp and niche and a lighthearted, silly, fun night out!

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Vanessa Hudgens Unleashes Her Dark Side For Gigi's Opening Night After-Party!

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Vanessa Hudgens slays on the red carpet at Gigi's Broadway opening night after-party!

Beautiful!

Vanessa Hudgens was ever the glamazon on the red carpet at Gigi's Broadway opening night after-party in NYC on Wednesday night!

The show's star arrived in a floor-length Alice + Olivia strapless gown featuring a fab mosaic print, accented by handfuls of jewel-toned baubles.

[ Related: Perez Reviews Gigi On Broadway ]

But it was her blunt bob and smokey shadow which really pulled her whole look together!

Slayyyyy! We're head over heels for V.Hudge's luxe look!

What do U think??

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Perez Reviews: Gigi on Broadway

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Gigi is back Gigion Broadway for the first time since 1973 - with a new book and a former Disney star in the title role.

This revamped Gigi has been sanitized and given The Pretty Woman treatment, without Julia Roberts or the heightened stakes that made that movie so effective.

Even though the Gigi is about a "courtesan" - a high class hooker - this new version of the show has taken the prostitute out of the equation. The safer road, though, is not always the better road traveled.

This new and not-quite improved is now far less interesting a character than her grandmother and great aunt, whom are grooming her to be a sophisticated lady so that she can get rich boyfriends.

But My Fair Lady this is not - even though the musical was done by Lerner & Lowe, the same team behind the Audrey Hepburn classic.

Hudgens for her part has great star quality but she's almost too sweet and endearing. Her bubbliness would be better suited for Glinda in Wicked than Gigi.

Dee Hotty steals the show as Aunt Alicia, commanding laughs and attention in every scene in which she appears.

And the huge staircase set by Derek McLane almost upstages the entire show. Massive. A bit too much so. A smaller set but bigger production dancers with more dancing would have been a far more effective move by director Eric Schaeffer.

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Perez Reviews: Hand To God on Broadway

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Hand To God is a new comedy on Broadway that is seriously funny and funnily serious! Sinister and shocking, this is not for the faint of heart!

If you are easily offended, then this is not the show for you.

If you can't laugh at yourself and your demons, then this is not the show for you.

If you view anyone critical of religion as blasphemous, then this is not the show for you.

However….

If you loved John Waters' iconic Serial Mom, then this is the show for you!

If you enjoyed Avenue Q, then this is the show for you!

If you laughed at all the political incorrectness of Book Of Mormon, then this is the show for you!

Hand To God is like a mixture of those three, which happen to be favorites of ours!

Playwright Robert Askins makes his Broadway debut with this dark comedy about a demonic puppet that overtakes the body and soul of his puppeteer, and the havoc that "Tyrone" wreaks!

There's puppets cursing, puppets having graphic sex, adults cursing, adults having graphic sex, lots of laughs and lots to think about.

The show is very critical of religion, and if there was one fault with Hand To God is that it is a tad too harsh on religious folk.

The show originally played off-Broadway at MCC and scenic designer Beowulf Boritt and director Moritz von Stuelpnagel have done a great job of filling that larger stage.

Major props to Marte Johanne Ekhougen for the inspired puppet design!

And, most especially, congrats and WOW to Steven Boyer, the show's lead who gives an exhausting and exhilarating tour-de-talent performance that is sure to get him a Tony nomination!!

Hand To God is a must see!

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Perez Reviews: Honeymoon In Vegas

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We are sooooooo happy we got to see Honeymoon In Vegas before it sadly closes Sunday - far too soon!

Yes, the musical is based on the film, but Andrew Bergman - who also wrote the movie - did a phenomenal job of adapting it while also turning it into a whole new creation.

The Broadway show is also a romantic comedy but it does not feel like a film adaptation at all. Instead it feels like a loving homage to the old Broadway romantic comedies of yore.

There's a mother who haunts the lead in the film from the grave! Real absurd - in the best way possible. Ridiculously sublime!

And, following what we thought was a very disappointing score for his last Broadway outing, The Bridges Of Madison County, composer Jason Robert Brown delivers a real crowd-pleaser with Vegas.

So good! And made even better by one of the best leading men currently working on Broadway, the fiercely talented Rob McClure.

If this show comes to a city near you, we strongly recommend seeing the tour!

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