"The deluge system went off at the Marquis Theatre, and clean up is underway," according to a press statement. "The deluge system is a large reservoir of water stored above the stage which, when released in case of fire, will flood the stage in an attempt to extinguish any flames. There was no fire at the theatre."
Preview performances are expected to resume March 14 at 2 PM. For patrons with tickets to tonight’s preview performance, return to point-of-purchase for refund or exchange.
With a score by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, this production is directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony Award winner Rob Ashford. The musical 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. Opening is scheduled for April 5.
To watch an interview with the cast and director, click here.
For more information, visit www.EvitaOnBroadway.com.