To celebrate National Latinx Heritage Month, Playbill and The Broadway League present a digital concert celebration ¡Viva Broadway! Hear Our Voices. The concert will feature an extraordinary roster of award-winning stage and screen Latinx talent. Hosted by Andréa Burns (In the Heights, On Your Feet!), the concert will premiere on Playbill.com, Playbill’s YouTube Channel, and on The Broadway League’s website (Viva.Broadway) on Thursday, October 1, 2020, at 8 p.m. ET and remain available for viewing until Monday, October 5 at 8 p.m. ET.
¡Viva Broadway! Hear Our Voices salutes the vibrant, lasting legacy that Latinx artists have contributed and continue to give to Broadway and the entire theatre community while showcasing Latinx talent in an effort to continue to increase representation throughout the industry.
Directed and choreographed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Ain’t Too Proud), this theatrical event will include a look at the first Spanish-language production of A Chorus Line, featuring a performance by Academy, Emmy and Tony Award nominee Antonio Banderas.
In the Heights original Broadway cast members Christopher Jackson, Nina Lafarga, Eliseo Román and Seth Stewart will join the previously announced original cast members Karen Olivo, Andréa Burns, Janet Dacal, Olga Merediz, Carlos Gomez and Luis Salgado for a special performance with Anthony Ramos, star of the upcoming In the Heights film adaptation.
¡Viva Broadway! will also feature appearances by Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights), Moisés Kaufman (The Laramie Project), Matthew López (The Inheritance), Josh Segarra (On Your Feet!) and Benjamin Velez (Kiss My Aztec!), in addition to previously announced participants Lucie Arnaz, Gloria Estefan, John Leguizamo, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Luis Miranda, Chita Rivera, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Thalía.
¡Viva Broadway! will also include performances from Broadway-bound musicals and new works including Arrabal, Passing Through and John Leguizamo’s Kiss My Aztec!, featuring Angelica Beliard (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical), Chad Carstarphen (Between the Bars), KC de la Cruz (Smokey Joe’s Café), Zachary Infante (Alice By Heart), Yani Marin (“Empire”), Jesús E. Martínez (Call Me Esteban Only), Maria-Christina Oliveras (Soft Power), Joél Pérez (Fun Home), Al Rodrigo (House of Sand and Fog), Desireé Rodriguez (“The Village”) and Richard Henry Ruiz (Drift).
Additional performers for the concert include Yassmin Alers (On Your Feet!), Natalie Caruncho (On Your Feet!), Henry Gainza (In the Heights), Linedy Genao (Dear Evan Hansen National Tour), Carlos E. Gonzalez (West Side Story), Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer (Hadestown), Christopher Hernandez (On Your Feet!), Emmanuel López Alonso (“Russian Doll”), Omar Lopez-Cepero (The Unsinkable Molly Brown), Hector Maisonet (On Your Feet!), Anthony Lee Medina (“The I-Land”), Marielys Molina (On Your Feet!), Doreen Montalvo (Mrs. Doubtfire), Christie Prades (On Your Feet!), Carmen Sanchez (On Your Feet! National Tour), Martín Solá (On Your Feet!), Eric Ulloa (On Your Feet!), Vajen Van Den Bosch (On Your Feet!) and Tanairi Sade Vasquez (Hamilton).