7 Latino Stars on the Great White Way!

The time is rapidly approaching for us to finally see Ricky Martin do his thing on Broadway!

As we’ve been reporting for months now, our gorgeous February 2012 cover model will star in the highly anticipated musical Evita, which will begin its previews on March 12. 

We did a little more digging, then realized Martin isn’t alone on Broadway. There are other Latino stars who have pranced around stage and sang their hearts out recently and otherr who, like Martin, are ready to hit the stage this spring.

Check out our list of Latinos who have been on Broadway, and those who are headed there soon, then run and buy your tickets to support our gente!

1. 2011 Broadway: Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin 

In his February 2012 cover story, Ricky Martin told Latina that 2012 will be a “magical year.” The Boricua superstar will play Che alongside Argentinean performer Elena Roger in Evita, which centers on the life of the late Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón and a larger-than-life political figure. 

“The people, the critics, are going to be expecting a lot,” the 40-year-old said. “It has to be the best… You have to have the attitude that, ‘You know what? No one will stop me.'

Go ahead Ricky!


2. 2011 Broadway: La La Anthony

La La Anthony

Last October, the gorgeous Boricua TV personality had her Broadway debut in Love, Loss, and What I Wore. The play centered on a collection of stories by sisters Nora and Delia Ephron and uses clothing and accessories and the memories that accompany them. We thought it was the perfect play for the 32-year-old, who is known for her impressive fashion palette.

On the opening night of the play, Anthony told OK! that she’s trying to expand her career into acting and theater – which we think is a great move! Love, Loss, and What I Wore ran until the end of that month at the Westwide Theater in New York City.


3. 2011 Broadway: Elena Roger

Elena Roger

The Argentine-born actress will play the late Eva Perón in Evita alongside Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin. Roger is no stranger to Broadway; the 36-year-old won the 2009 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in the play Piaf. We can’t wait to Roger her portray Perón – who was the second wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón.


4. 2011 Broadway: Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno

The award-winning Boricua legend performed her autobiographical one-woman show titled Life Without Makeup this past fall. The 79-year-old actress told Latina.com exclusively that the show is about a young girl who comes from another country and “finds out that it’s not a good thing to be this particular kind of foreigner – which is Puerto Rican.”

It goes into all of my Hollywood experiences,” she told us, “some of which are hilarious and some of which are heartbreaking.” Moreno perfored the show at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, California through Oct. 30, 2011.


5. 2011 Broadway: Mark Consuelos

Mark Consuelos

The 40-year-old Spanish-born actor starred in Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays this past November. Conceived by Brian Shnipper and directed by Stuart Ross, the show featured short play by different writers and – according to the show’s Facebook page – is a response to the ongoing battle for marriage equality.

Previews of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays were set to begin Nov. 7, 2011 and opening night is Nov. 13, 2011.


6. 2011 Broadway: America Ferrera

America Ferrera

Last fall, one of our favoite Emmy-winning actresses starred in Chicago as Roxie Hart – a fictional showgirl who has been portrayed by numerous actresses (including Golden Globe-winning Renée Zellweger) on Broadway.

In addition, the 27-year-old Honduran-American actress was also set to make her official Broadway debut in The Miss Firecracker Contest, based on the 1984 play by award-winning playwright Beth Hensley. The Miss Firecracker Contest is set to premiere next spring.


7. 2011 Broadway: Daphne Rubin-Vega

Daphne Rubin-Vega

The two-time Tony and Drama Desk-nominated panameña stars in A Streetcar Named Desire this spring. In the Broadway revival of the famous 1947 play by Tennessee Williams, 41-year-old Rubin-Vega will play Stella Kowalski, a timid wife.


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