Jim Bakkum will find that he is latino could play
Jim Bakkum plays the husband of Gloria Estefan in the musical On Your Feet. The actor was by the singer and her husband own approved, making him surprised. “But you do not need a latino to a latino to play.”
The actor does not yet know whether he is the strong Spanish accent of Emilio Estefan takes over, he says in the AD. “I’m curious how we take this to the Dutch. Because you can’t actually drop without that accent.”
Bakkum will share the role in the musical with Tommie Christiaan, Vajèn of den Bosch is playing Gloria Estefan. Christiaan: “the Netherlands has, of course, also not such a big latinogemeenschap. The more important it is that we are immersing ourselves in the history and culture of Cuban refugees in America.”
Emilio and Gloria Estefan in October attended the Dutch premiere of the musical already on Broadway plays.
“We hoped, there is of course huge, but I’m very happy to hear that Emilio and Gloria herself will be present at the Dutch première”, is the response Stage director Albert Verlinde in a press release. “The Dutch scene is the very first foreign production of the successful Broadway musical, and Emilio and Gloria are very much involved in the preparations.”