Join CAA Arts Access, in collaboration with the Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University, for an exclusive Columbia Night at On Your Feet! on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. After the show we hope you’ll join follow Columbia alumni for a special conversation withMargaret Crahan, Director of the Cuba Program at the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University and Leslie Papa ‘02CC, who serves as the marketing director for the show.
On Your Feet! is the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, two people who believed in their talent, their music and each other, and became an international sensation. Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records and sold out stadiums around the world. Emilio and Gloria Estefan together have won 26 GRAMMY Awards®, but their music is only half the story. The show features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter century, including “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Get on Your Feet,” “Don’t Want to Lose You,” “1-2-3,” and “Coming Out of the Dark,” and the Broadway musical boasts a creative team to match its incomparable song list. Two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots) directs, with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and an original book by Academy Award® winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman).
About Margaret Crahan
Dr. Margaret E. Crahan is a Senior Research Scholar and Director of the Cuba Program at the Institute for Latin American Studies at Columbia University. Until September2009 she was the Kozmetsky Distinguished Professor and Director of the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance at St. Edward’s University. From 1982-1994 she was the Henry R. Luce Professor of Religion, Power and Political Process at Occidental College and from 1994-2008 the Dorothy Epstein Professor of the City University of New York. She is Vice President of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights and a member of the Boards of St. Edward’s University and the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. In 2013 she was recognized by the government of Brazil for her work on human rights. Dr. Crahan has published over one hundred articles and books including Human Rights and Basic Needs in the Americas; Religion, Culture and Society: The Case of Cuba; The City and the World: New York’s Global Future and The Wars on Terrorism and Iraq: Human Rights, Unilateralism, and US Foreign Policy (with Thomas G. Weiss and John Goering).
About Leslie Papa
With twelve years of experience in theatrical publicity, veteran press agent Leslie Papa worked as a Senior Account Executive at The Hartman Group (formerly Barlow-Hartman) before launching Vivacity Media Group in 2014. Leslie has headed the PR campaigns and media strategies for a variety of Broadway, Off-Broadway and National Tour productions including the Tony-nominated new musicals Rock of Ages, American Idiot, Bring It On and Legally Blonde, as well as the recent Tony Award nominated revival of Evita starring Ricky Martin and Elena Roger. A graduate of Columbia University, Papa began her career in theater at Carol Fineman Publicity, representing the Public Theater as well as various other Off-Broadway productions including the multi-award winning production of The Exonerated, Modern Orthodox, and Hank Williams: Lost Highway.