With the possibility of starring in a Broadway musical, Chayanne is being considered for a role that would bring him to the Big Apple! While we have to wait and see if this becomes reality, so much depends upon his work schedule, the offer presented to him and, of course, his desire to commit to something such as Broadway. He has, in the past, turned down that opportunity before when Ricky Martin left Evita and he was asked to replace him. In the meantime, I wouldn’t hurry and book flights to New York…
Thalia could become Gloria Estefan on Broadway
Chayanne’s name is being shuffled among the candidates to play the role of Emilio Estefan in the musical Do That Conga!
The Estefan couple would be looking to their two good friends Thalia and Tommy Mottola, to offer the Mexican singer the starring role in the musical Do That Conga!, which as recently announced will recount the life of the Cuban musicians, from when they migrated in their youth to begin a new life in Miami, where they met and were recently appointed ambassadors of the city.
As pointed out by the Mexican newspaper Basta, although Thalia seems to be the favorite, Jennifer Lopez and the Colombian singer Fanny Lu are also being considered.
For his part, Emilio Estefan could have his alter ego in the singers Chayanne or Carlos Ponce, although other names have also been floated, the most unlikely William Levy and Ricky Martin, who has just completed his adventure in the Broadway theaters with Evita.
Thalía has not mentioned the news yet, which she might confirm according to her work agenda, which lately is immersed in presenting her new album Habítame Siempre..
Nevertheless, it is Gloria’s desire that her good friend accepts the challenge of being raised onto the stage in the Big Apple, where she also resides. On the other hand, the decision of the Mexican singer might also depend upon her husband, a good friend of the Estefans, and whom Thalía met thanks to Emilio more than a decade ago.
Although the birth of the project was unknown barely two weeks ago, the musical has taken shape quickly. From the outset, the Estefans had the strong support of the Nederlander Organization, responsible for major productions such as Les Miserables, who has now joined Bernie Yuman, a television and movie producer of movies such Ocean’s Eleven.
“The journey of success the Estefans built thanks to their talent and their purest passion is fascinating, and that led from relative obscurity to becoming global stars,” said the president of the musical’s producer, Jimmy Nederlander.
In other Chay news, it is interesting to note that he has turned down the request to sing the theme for a new soap opera “La Tempestad” due to other commitments. This telenovela begins production on March 4th to be aired on the Channel of the Stars (Mexico) sometime in May. William Levy will have the lead role.