THE SCREENING ROOM: Patti LuPone, Elaine Paige, Lea Salonga and More Sing "Don't Cry for Me Argentina"

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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 offer a look (and listen) to several versions of the musical's best-known song, "Don't Cry for Me Argentina."

"Grease" star Olivia Newton-John has performed the song in concert throughout her career; here she is singing the tune on "Midnight Special" in 1980.

At the 1980 Grammy Awards, Tony winner Patti LuPone, who created the lead role in Evita on Broadway, received a standing ovation for her emotional performance.

Another vintage and stellar LuPone rendition from Starfest 1983.

Here is concert star (and former Mrs. Andrew Lloyd Webber) Sarah Brightman offering her version of the melodic ballad.

Elaine Paige, who created the title role in the world-premiere London production, delivers another powerful performance at Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration.

Wicked Tony winner Idina Menzel performed "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" at Andrew Lloyd Webber's 60th birthday celebration; here is an audio that was broadcast on BBC2 Radio.

Julie Covington was the first to record "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" on the musical's concept album in 1976. Here is her audio recording.

And, who could forget Festival's disco version of "Argentina"?

Tony winner Lea Salonga lends her beautiful tones to the Lloyd Webber-Rice song in a live concert.

Grammy winner Madonna got to offer her rendition in the film version of Evita.

Here are the kids from "Glee," Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Rachel (Lea Michele), offering their version of the award-winning tune.

The late, great pop singer Karen Carpenter also recorded the musical's anthem.

Even folksinger Joan Baez covered the song in a 1983 concert in Paris.

An even unlikelier cover: Sinead O'Connor.

And, here is Broadway's newest Evita, Argentine actress Elena Roger; opening is April 5 at the Marquis Theatre.

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