Jaime Camil Joins Mambo Kings

Jaime Camil

New York: Mexican actor Jaime Camil will play Nestor Castillo in the upcoming Broadway production of The Mambo Kings.

Camil starred as Bernardo in a 2004 Mexican production of West Side Story.

Previews are set to begin July 18, 2005 with an opening set for August 18th. Armand Assante and Antonio Banderas starred in the film about two Cuban brothers trying to break into the Latin music scene which is based on Oscar Hijuelos’ Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. Arne Glimcher, who directed the 1989 film, will direct the musical. Music and choreography will be done by Carlos Franzetti and Sergio Trujillo.