12 Mar 2012
With the arrival of the Broadway revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, which begins previews March 12 at the Marquis Theatre, we thought it would be a great time to look back at some of the stellar women who played the title role in the original Broadway production.
We continue our Evita Files series with recent Follies star Florence Lacey, who was the last actress to play the role of Eva Peron on Broadway. Lacey, who won a 1984 Hollywood Drama League Award for her performance, also played the role in the national tour and in the international tour, portraying Evita more than any other actress.
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.