André De Shields and Stefanie Powers at 'On Your Feet!' at the Marquis Theatre in New York on November 4, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

GOTTA DANCE stars André De Shields, Stefanie Powers, Lori Tan Chinn, Lillias White step out for ON YOUR FEET!

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Cassey Kivnick, Murphy Cross, Lin Tucci, Lori Tan Chinn, Virginia Ann Woodruff, Jonalyn Saxer, André De Shields, Tracy Jay Edwards, Erich McMillan McCall, Nick Kenkel, Stefanie Powers, Elise Santora, Ari Groover, Paula Caselton at 'On Your Feet!' at the Marquis Theatre in New York on November 4, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Cassey Kivnick, Murphy Cross, Lin Tucci, Lori Tan Chinn, Virginia Ann Woodruff, Jonalyn Saxer, André De Shields, Tracy Jay Edwards, Erich McMillan McCall, Nick Kenkel, Stefanie Powers, Elise Santora, Ari Groover, Paula Caselton at ‘On Your Feet!’ at the Marquis Theatre in New York on November 4, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Last night, Gotta Dance stars André De Shields, Stefanie Powers, Lori Tan Chinn, Lillias White and more stepped out to support their director Jerry Mitchell’s latest Broadway offering On Your Feet!, based on the life and music of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, at the Marquis Theatre. Break legs to On Your Feet!, which opens tonight.

Murphy Cross, Lori Tan Chinn, Ari Groover, Lillias White, Madeline Doherty, André De Shields, Stefanie Powers, Nick Kenkel, Erich McMillan McCall, Virginia Ann Woodruff, Paula Caselton, Holly Butler at 'On Your Feet!' at the Marquis Theatre in New York on November 4, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Murphy Cross, Lori Tan Chinn, Ari Groover, Lillias White, Madeline Doherty, André De Shields, Stefanie Powers, Nick Kenkel, Erich McMillan McCall, Virginia Ann Woodruff, Paula Caselton, Holly Butler at ‘On Your Feet!’ at the Marquis Theatre in New York on November 4, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

The pre-Broadway World Premiere of Gotta Dance, the story of professional basketball’s first ever aged 60-and-older dance team, begins this winter at Broadway In Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe St, Chicago). Gotta Dance begins performances on December 13, 2015 and runs through January 10, 2016.

André De Shields and Stefanie Powers at 'On Your Feet!' at the Marquis Theatre in New York on November 4, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

André De Shields and Stefanie Powers at ‘On Your Feet!’ at the Marquis Theatre in New York on November 4, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Gotta Dance stars Tony® Award nominee André De Shields, five-time Emmy® Award nominee Georgia Engel, Tony Award-winner Lillias White, television and film icon Stefanie Powers (in her Broadway debut), Haven Burton, Lori Tan Chinn, and Nancy Ticotin. The cast also features Murphy Cross, Joanna Jones (NBC’s “Sing Off”), Madeleine Doherty (Gigi), Tracy Jai Edwards (Legally Blonde), Diane Findlay (Fish in the Dark), Lenora Nemetz (Gypsy), Jonalyn Saxer (Honeymoon in Vegas), and Kay Walbye (Urinetown), along with Alexander Aguilar, Adinah Alexander, Sydni Beaudoin, Holly Ann Butler, Paula Caselton, Ari Groover, Colby Lewis, Lance Roberts, Elise Santora, Austin Scott III, and Virginia Ann Woodruff.

Lin Tucci, André De Shields and Lori Tan Chinn at 'On Your Feet!' at the Marquis Theatre in New York on November 4, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Lin Tucci, André De Shields and Lori Tan Chinn at ‘On Your Feet!’ at the Marquis Theatre in New York on November 4, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Gotta Dance brings together an all-star creative team that includes a book by Tony Award- nominee Chad Beguelin (Aladdin) and Tony Award-winner Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), music by Tony and Emmy Award nominee Matthew Sklar (Elf) and lyrics by Tony Award-nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde), with additional music by Marvin Hamlisch (an Emmy, Grammy®, Tony and Oscar® winner) and direction and choreography by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with co-choreography by Nick Kenkel.

Lenora Nemetz, Paula Caselton, Holly Butler, André De Shields, Ari Groover, Virginia Ann Woodruff, Erich McMillan McCall, Kay Walbye at 'On Your Feet!' at the Marquis Theatre in New York on November 4, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Lenora Nemetz, Paula Caselton, Holly Butler, André De Shields, Ari Groover, Virginia Ann Woodruff, Erich McMillan McCall, Kay Walbye at ‘On Your Feet!’ at the Marquis Theatre in New York on November 4, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

One remarkable dance team. One big chance. One small twist. You gotta be over 60. Gotta Dance is the incredible true story of ten determined dreamers who audition to dance at half time for a major NBA team. They have three things in common: they love to dance, they have something to prove, and they are all over 60. It isn’t until they make the cut that they find out they won’t be dancing tap, salsa or swing-they are going to bring down the house with a style that’s entirely new to them: hip hop. Gotta Dance is an original Broadway-bound musical about a group of ordinary seniors with extraordinary dreams as they battle prejudice, self-doubt and each other for a chance to bust a move at center court in front of 20 thousand screaming fans.

The creative team of Gotta Dance reunites Mitchell with his Kinky Boots collaborators, including five time Tony Award nominee David Rockwell (Scenic Design), Tony Award-winner Gregg Barnes (Costume Design) and Tony Award-winner Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design), four-time Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski (Sound Design), Tony Award-winner Larry Hochman (Orchestrations), Charlie Alterman (Musical Director), with casting by Telsey + Company/Craig Burns, CSA.

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of Gotta Dance is part of the Broadway In Chicago Fall 2015-16 Season Subscription Series. Tickets ($42-$102) can be purchased by visiting www.BroadwayInChicago.com. Group tickets for 10 or more can be purchased by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710.

Lori Tan Chinn, André De Shields and Lia Chang at 'On Your Feet!' at the Marquis Theatre in New York on November 4, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Lori Tan Chinn, André De Shields and Lia Chang at ‘On Your Feet!’ at the Marquis Theatre in New York on November 4, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Lia Chang attends the Dramatists Guild Fund's Gala: 'Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars' at Gotham Hall on October 26, 2015 in New York City.

Lia Chang attends the Dramatists Guild Fund’s Gala: ‘Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars’ at Gotham Hall on October 26, 2015 in New York City.

Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek, which will screen at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival on November 21st. She is profiled in Examiner.com, FebOne1960.com BlogJade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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