Post by danieljohnson14 on May 12, 2018 12:57:53 GMT
Mmm i'm sure its fun, but it not a show I'm exactly desperate to see. Plus, is Gloria Estefan really that big here in the UK? I only know a couple of her songs, but she hasn't had any hit albums or singles in years from my recollection?
I was gonna ask the same question danieljohnson14. Is she well-known there? She had a couple of hits back in the day here in Spain, where Latin music is a thing, but can't picture this show being popular in the UK. Of course I could be wrong.
Post by latefortheoverture on May 12, 2018 17:16:30 GMT
Was speaking to my grandad about this only last week- he said she was massive, so I definitely think it will be in for a decent run. I had visions of it going into the Phoenix but of course Chicago has trotted back along.
Feb 2019 is a long way ahead to be promoting anything- do you think she will be announcing a West End run starting sooner than we thought? Where do we think it'll go into?
Glad to see this coming over here. Saw it in NY 2yrs ago and loved it.
It was actually really nice to watch this in the US as it gave me a chance to listen to the music WITHOUT all the stuff that you get with audiences at jukebox musicals in the uk. Though unlike shows like WWRY, Mamma Mia and MOWTOWN, the music really doesn’t lend itself to an audience sing along even with her more well known songs. It will be interesting to see how this goes with a UK audience.
I was thinking about this one over a day ago thinking why it hasn't come over here. great news if it's touring before going to the west end looks will defiantly be booking to see this one in Cardiff. And I always thought this would work better on tour rather than In the west end .
She was big here in the 80's and 90's - on the strength of her music alone (albums, singles and concert tickets sold extremely well) but she was never a celebrity as such, and not considered a cultural icon like she is in America.
I love her, but I suspect to most Brits she's been largely forgotten.
Post by danieljohnson14 on May 13, 2018 18:22:52 GMT
I genuinely did not know of her until this musical was announced to be happening on Broadway. Although I do know "Rhythm is Gonna Get You" but I didn't know who sang it. But in doing research, even now, I just assumed she was large in Latin America and that was it. Not ageist, not uneducated, just didn't have a clue who she was.