Tony-Nominated Revival of Evita Will Launch National Tour in Fall 2013
15 May 2012
Michael Cerveris and Elena Roger in the Broadway production
Photo by Richard Termine
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.
"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.
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.