Harold Prince’s original, Tony Award-winning staging of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice rock opera Evita has been recreated for a new 40th anniversary international tour, which launched this past fall in South Africa.
Watch footage from the tour, which arrives in Singapore February 19, in the video above. Emma Kingston stars in the title role.
Prince reunited with Evita’s original Tony-nominated choreographer Larry Fuller on the production, which also replicates the Tony-nominated scenic and costume designs by Timothy O’Brien and Tazeena Firth.
There’s a strong possibility that Evita could find its way back to New York following its international tour; Prince told Playbill this past summer he is determined to bring the production to Broadway.
Evita, which premiered as a two-LP recording starring Julie Covington (Eva) and Colm Wilkinson (Che), features a score by Lloyd Webber (music) and Rice (lyrics). Prince staged both the original London and New York productions of the musical, which made stars of Elaine Paige (in London) and Mandy Patinkin and Patti LuPone (on Broadway).
The score features such tunes as “Don't Cry for Me Argentina,” “Buenos Aires,” “A New Argentina,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall,” “I'd Be Surprisingly Good for You,” and “Rainbow High.” Madonna, Antonio Banderas, and Jonathan Pryce starred in the film version; Elena Roger headed the cast of the London and Broadway revivals.
Flip through production photos of the original staging, starring two-time Tony winner LuPone, below: