From Spider-Man to Leap of Faith, A Look at the 2011-12 Broadway Season: The Musicals

By Playbill Staff
09 Mar 2012

Show: Evita
Theatre: Marquis Theatre
Preview: March 12, 2012
Opening: April 5, 2012
Closing: Open-ended
Creators: Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Book and lyrics by Tim Rice. Direction by Michael Grandage.
Original Principal Cast: Ricky Martin as Che, Elena Roger as Eva, Michael Cerveris as Juan Perón, Max von Essen as Magaldi and Rachel Potter as the Mistress. Christina DeCicco is the alternate for Eva.
Synopsis: "Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady," according to production 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 revival promises songs from the original staging, such as "Don’t Cry for Me Argentina," "Buenos Aires," "Rainbow High" and "High Flying Adored," as well as "You Must Love Me," which was penned for the 1996 film adaptation.

Check out the Playbill Evita Files with Elaine Paige and Patti LuPone.

Roger sings "Don't Cry For Me Argentina":

Watch renditions of "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" from LuPone, Paige, Lea Salonga and more.  Continued...