By Andrew Gans
27 Apr 2012
The two-CD set is being produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Nigel Wright, with Tim Rice as executive producer.
Scott Sanders, co-producer of the Broadway production, said in a statement, “The all new Broadway production of Evita is already a huge hit. There is a genuine hunger from our audience members – expressed at the theatre merchandise stands, on the show’s website and through its social media outlets – for us to deliver a complete recording of this beloved show and its score. We’re proud and excited to partner with Masterworks Broadway to release an historic two-CD event recording of Evita.”
Directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony Award winner Rob Ashford, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Evita began previews March 12 and opened April 5 at The Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway).
The cast is headed by Grammy winner Ricky Martin as Che, Olivier Award winner Elena Roger in her Broadway debut as Eva Perón, Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris as Juan Perón, Max von Essen (Dance of the Vampires, Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar) as Magaldi and Rachel Potter (The Addams Family) as the Mistress.
Christina DeCicco (Sister Act) is the alternate for Eva Perón and plays the role of Eva Wednesday evenings and Saturday matinees.
Rounding out the cast are Ashley Amber, George Lee Andrews, Wendi Bergamini, Eric L. Christian, Kristine Covillo, Colin Cunliffe, Margot de La Barre, Bradley Dean, Rebecca Eichenberger, Melanie Field, Jennie Ford, Maya Jade Frank, Bahiyah Sayyed Gaines, Constantine Germanacos, Laurel Harris, Nick Kenkel, Brad Little, Erica Mansfield, Emily Mechler, Isabela Moner, Sydney Morton, Jessica Lea Patty, Aleks Pevec, Kristie Dale Sanders, Timothy Shew, Michaeljon Slinger, Johnny Stellard, Alex Michael Stoll, Daniel Torres and Matt Wall.
Visit MasterworksBroadway.com for more information.