PHOTO SPECIAL: The Evita Files — Patti LuPone
By Matthew Blank
With the imminent arrival of the Broadway revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, which is scheduled to begin 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 London and Broadway productions.
We continue our Evita Files series with Patti LuPone, who created the role of Eva Peron on Broadway, earning Tony and Drama Desk awards for her performance.
The upcoming Broadway revival will feature Olivier Award winner Elena Roger in her Broadway debut as Eva Perón, Grammy winner Ricky Martin as Che, Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris as Juan Perón, Max von Essen as Magaldi and Rachel Potter as the Mistress.
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