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Evita will begin performances this spring at the Marquis Theatre, which currently houses the critically acclaimed revival of Follies. A general-public on-sale ticket date for Evita will be announced shortly.
Olivier Award-winning Argentinean actress Roger, who starred in the 2006 London revival of Evita, will repeat her work in the title role for Broadway audiences. She is joined by pop singer Martin (Les Miserables) as Che and Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris (Tommy, Sweeney Todd) as Juan Peron.
The Broadway production reunites 2006 London revival director Michael Grandage and Tony Award-winning choreographer Rob Ashford (Thoroughly Modern Millie, How to Succeed…). Hal Luftig and Scott Sanders produce the engagement.
The revival promises songs from the original staging, such as "Don’t Cry for Me Argentina," "Buenos Aires," "Rainbow High" and "High Flying Adored," as well as "You Must Love Me," which was penned for the 1996 film adaptation.
Evita has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. Hal Prince staged the original London and New York productions. Elaine Paige earned an Olivier Award for creating the role in London. Patti LuPone, who starred in the 1979 Broadway staging, earned a Tony Award for her work alongside Tony winner Mandy Patinkin as Che. Evita also earned the 1980 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Direction.