Christina DeCicco and Jessica Lea Patty Will Cover Title Role in Evita During Elena Roger's July/August Vacations

News   Christina DeCicco and Jessica Lea Patty Will Cover Title Role in Evita During Elena Roger's July/August Vacations
 
Christina DeCicco, the Eva alternate in the new Broadway production of Evita, will perform the title role for 14 performances, July 12–19 and Aug. 11–18, while Elena Roger is on vacation.

Christina DeCicco and Michael Cerveris in Evita.
Christina DeCicco and Michael Cerveris in Evita. Photo by Richard Termine

With the exception of Saturday, Aug. 11, when Roger will perform the matinee, Jessica Lea Patty will step into the role for the Wednesday evening and Saturday matinee performances during these periods, performing July 18 and Aug. 15 at 8 PM and July 14 and Aug. 18 at 2 PM.

Roger will return to the role, with DeCicco playing Wednesday evenings and Saturday matinees, July 20 and Aug. 20.

DeCicco made her Broadway debut in Sister Act and also played Glinda in the national tour of Wicked.

Patty has been seen on Broadway in The Addams Family, People in the Picture, 9 to 5, A Chorus Line and The Boy from Oz.

The Broadway production stars Grammy winner Ricky Martin as Che (Martin is on vacation this week), Olivier Award-winning Argentinean actress Elena Roger as Eva Perón and Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris as Juan Perón.

"Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady," according to press notes. "She won international acclaim and adoration from her own people as a champion of the poor, while glamour, power and greed made her the world’s first major political celebrity."

The creative team includes Tony Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram, Tony Award-winning lighting designer Neil Austin, Olivier Award-winning sound designer Mick Potter, wig and hair designer Richard Mawbey, projection designer Zachary Borovay and music supervisor/director Kristen Blodgette. Orchestrations are by Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Cullen, and dance arrangements are by David Chase.

For more information visit  EvitaOnBroadway.com.

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