Actor/Director Luis Salgado, who currently plays Kenny Ortega in the Broadway production of “On Your Feet”, hosted a panel at BroadwayCon 2017 discussing production of Broadway shows in Spanish-language and development of Latino-themed shows, production partnerships; and multicultural and multiethnic creators and audience development on Broadway. Panelists included Oscar-winning stage and screenwriter Alex Dinelaris (Birdman, On Your Feet), actress Doreen Montalvo (In The Heights, On Your Feet), Actor/Producer/Director Andy Señor Jr. (On Your Feet, Off Broadway’s Rent and the Havana, Cuba Production of Rent), Actor/Producer/Marketing Expert Javier E. Gomez (San Juan’s Spanish-language production of Speed-the-Plow and Spanish language tours of The Wiz and Man of La Mancha), and CNN’s Reporter Maria Santana. The panel was a collaboration between R.Evolucion Latina and BroadwayCon 2017. The panelists agreed on the potential of producing Latino-themed and Spanish-language Broadway shows on Broadway, and laid out potential business and production collaborations and formulas, to make it a reality. BroadwayCon 2017 took place Jan 27-29 at Jacob Javits Center.
“Broadway En Español” Panelists at BroadwayCon 2017: (L-R) Actress and singer Doreen Montalvo; Oscar-Winning Stage and Screenwriter Alex Dinelaris, Actor/Producer/Marketing Strategist Javier E. Gómez, CNN’s Reporter Maria Santana and Actor/Producer Andy Señor, Jr.