Tony-Nominated Revival of Evita Will Launch National Tour in Fall 2013
By Andrew Gans
Producers Hal Luftig and Scott Sanders announced May 15 that the Tony Award-nominated revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita will launch a first national tour in fall 2013 at Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI.
Casting and additional information will be announced at a later date.
Directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony Award winner Rob Ashford, this is the first new Broadway production of the seven-time, Tony Award-winning musical since it debuted on Broadway over 30 years ago.
The Broadway production stars Grammy winner Ricky Martin as Che, Olivier Award-winning Argentinean actress Elena Roger as Eva Perón and Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris as Juan Perón.
"Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady," according to press notes. "She won international acclaim and adoration from her own people as a champion of the poor, while glamour, power and greed made her the world’s first major political celebrity."
The creative team includes Tony Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram, Tony Award-winning lighting designer Neil Austin, Olivier Award-winning sound designer Mick Potter, wig and hair designer Richard Mawbey, projection designer Zachary Borovay and music supervisor/director Kristen Blodgette. Orchestrations are by Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Cullen, and dance arrangements are by David Chase.
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