Want to play Gloria Estefan on Broadway? DJ Laz back on the radio; Diana Ross to headline gala after son Evan Ross marries Ashlee Simpson

08/18/2014 3:38 PM

08/18/2014 3:40 PM

You could be a part of the musical about Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio that is dancing to Broadway.

Even playing the starring role of Gloria herself.

Producers of On Your Feet! said they’ll offer performers around the world a chance to audition for all the roles in the Broadway-bound cast by submitting audition videos online at www.onyourfeetmusical.com. Check the website for more information about an open casting call at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami on Sept. 21, which falls on a Sunday.

“Finding the right performers to tell our story on the Broadway stage is the most important step in this project,” Gloria said in a statement. “Our own journey together started in Miami, a city that has been such an inspiration to us both, and it only felt right that the city be a cornerstone of our search for the next generation of bright talent.”

The musical is due to begin previews in New York at the Marquis Theatre in October 2015.

BREAKING THE DIET

Despite facing a handful of lawsuits (employee class action, city of Miami violations and name infringement), Seasalt and Pepper keeps reeling in the celebrities. Fellow diners say prepster designer Tommy Hilfiger, 63, stopped in for a meal at the riverside Brickell-area hot spot Thursday evening, dressed in his signature colors of red, white and blue. Tommy was on a double date with his wife, HSN handbag designer Dee Ocleppo, 47, and another couple. They topped off their seafood meal with a dessert of Croquantino Turon Semifreddo, translated to creamy semi frozen white chocolate topped with seasalt crumble.

YELLOW CARPET

For its 20th anniversary, the Intercontinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball on Nov. 1 is inviting guests to follow the yellow brick road, so don’t expect a red carpet, if you get their drift. The theme: “Oz Reimagined.” The headliner: Diana Ross. Congrats will likely be in order for the former lead singer of The Supremes. Her son, actor-musician Evan Ross, 25, is set to marry Ashlee Simpson over Labor Day weekend at the Motown legend’s Connecticut estate. Yes, Diana, 70, will sing and is rumored to be very excited about the mother-son dance. Evan’s father is late shipping magnate Arne Naess Jr., Ross’s second husband.

Tickets: www.makeawishball.com.

FEEL THE POWER

South Florida radio personality Lazaro Mendez, aka DJ Laz, is going back to the radio. The former Power 96 personality announced Monday that he will be joining WFLC’s Hits 97.3 beginning Aug. 25.

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Former fashion and food writer Madeleine Marr joined the Miami Herald in 2003. The native New Yorker's celebrity coverage includes features, interviews, events, red carpets, premieres, award ceremonies, style, news and gossip in the South Florida area and beyond.

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