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Stephen Sorokoff – My View: On Your Feet! Better Install Seat Belts And Add More Ropes For Box Office Crowd Control At The Marquis Theatre

Stephen Sorokoff – My View: On Your Feet! Better Install Seat Belts And Add More Ropes For Box Office Crowd Control At The Marquis Theatre

In addition, the off stage warning before the show about cell phones should also include “fasten your seat belts”. This show is a winner on every level. It would be worth the price of a ticket if it was just to watch these musicians and dancers perform the great music of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Then you get their fairy tale life story. You will read many glowing reviews and hear many wonderful things about “On Your Feet!” in the coming days but here is a personal story I put up a few weeks ago. It was one of the reasons why we teared up watching the hospital scene and walked around the after party asking, “is there a doctor in the house?” My wife found him.

In 1990 Gloria Estefan had a severe accident while on her bus tour. She required spinal surgery. The successful surgery which implanted metal rods in her back was performed by Dr. Michael Neuwirth. Dr. Neuwirth was an important person in Gloria’s life and is represented in the current Broadway musical about the Estefans, On Your Feet. In 1990 the parents of a teenager and singer/actor were faced with the prospect of having their daughter have back surgery. Of course surgery involving the spine is complicated and requires the utmost skill. Her mother, being the most proficient member of the family in understanding physics and architecture researched the different methods and surgeons in the field. Her father with his love of music and talented people read the article about Dr. Neuwirth and Gloria Estefan. So now Caroline Sorokoff also has some metal rods, is an attorney, actor/singer and director of The Gold Coast Arts Center and Gold Coast International Film Festival and is a very grateful patient of Dr. Michael Neuwirth. Gloria Estefan told us that while she was in rehearsal her cell phone rang with an unidentified caller. She usually doesn’t answer those calls but this time she did. It was Dr. Neuwirth telling her he would be at the opening of On Your Feet.

 

Dr. Michael Neuwirth, Gloria Estefan, Eda Sorokoff

Dr. Michael Neuwirth, Gloria Estefan, Eda Sorokoff

Eda Sorokoff ,George Hamilton

Eda Sorokoff & George Hamilton

 Dr. Michael Neuwirth, Gloria Estefan, Eda Sorokoff

Dr. Michael Neuwirth, Gloria Estefan, Eda Sorokoff

Eda Sorokoff, Dr. & Mrs. Neuwirth, Gloria Estefan

Eda Sorokoff, Dr. & Mrs. Neuwirth, Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan

Paulo Szot ,Stephen Sorokoff

Paulo Szot & Stephen Sorokoff

On Your Feet! After Party

On Your Feet! After Party

Frankie Valli, Eda Sorokoff

Frankie Valli & Eda Sorokoff

Emilio Estefan

Emilio Estefan

Catherine Adler, co- producer, Stewart Lane, co-producer, Eda Sorokoff

Catherine Adler, co- producer, Stewart Lane, co-producer, Eda Sorokoff

Emilio Estefan, Jamie deRoy, Paulo Szot

Emilio Estefan, Jamie deRoy, Paulo Szot

Catherine Adler

Catherine Adler

Jamie deRoy, Jerry Mitchell, Director, Eda Sorokoff, Catherine Adler, Co- Producer

Jamie deRoy, Jerry Mitchell, Director, Eda Sorokoff, Catherine Adler, Co- Producer

 Eda Sorokoff, & Dr. & Mrs Michael Neuwirth

Eda Sorokoff, & Dr. & Mrs Michael Neuwirth

Marquis Theatre

Marquis Theatre

 

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Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is also an Honorary Board Member of The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook. Stephen Sorokoff@gmail.com

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