Abbey's The Playboy, New Evita Tour Slated for Broadway in Boston New Season

News   Abbey's The Playboy, New Evita Tour Slated for Broadway in Boston New Season
The Abbey Theatre of Ireland's staging of The Playboy of the Western World and a new national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita are being offered as part of an exclusive fall preview of Broadway in Boston's upcoming season.

Broadway in Boston was previously set to present the Irish company's staging of The Plough and the Stars by Sean O'Casey, but canceled the Boston run due to scheduling conflicts. J.M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World, as directed by Abbey artistic director Ben Barnes, will play at Boston's Wilbur Theatre, Nov. 2-28. The touring show — celebrating the company's 100th anniversary — will also be presented at New York, New Haven and Chicago. The drama revolves around a stranger who throws a small village into an uproar with tales of grandeur.

Billed as "the first stop on the new national tour," Evita will play at the Colonial Theatre in Boston, Nov. 2-14. Webber and Tim Rice's Tony Award-winning musical retells the story of Argentinean legend Eva Peron, wife of former dictator Juan Peron.

Fall preview packages — which include the upcoming staging of The Lion King at the newly-renovated Opera House — are available by calling (617) 880-2400. For more information, visit

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