Presented by Bill Kenwright by special arrangement with the Really Useful Group, the touring production will begin performances Sept. 16 at the recently refurbished Dominion Theatre. Opening of the 55-performance run is scheduled for Sept. 22.
The cast of the sung-through musical will be headed by pop icon Marti Pellow as Che with newcomer Madalena Alberto in the title role.
Evita, according to press notes, "charts the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, from her humble beginnings through to the extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation."
The original London production made a star out of Elaine Paige, and the Broadway production did the same for Patti LuPone.
Performances will continue through Nov. 1.
Dominion Theatre is located at 268-269 Tottenham Court Rd. For tickets visit www.dominiontheatre.com.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.