Playbill Poll: Our Readers Share Their Favorite Musicals on Screen
29 Sep 2013
Nathan Hinds: Evita
Madonna starred in the title role of the 1996 film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Tony Award-winning rock opera about the life and political rise of Argentinian leader Eva Peron. The film also introduced a new song, "You Must Love Me," which won the Academy Award for Best Song. The ballad was incorporated into the recent London and Broadway revivals of the musical.
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.