Evita Summary

  • Evita is 2 hours and 15 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: March 12, 2012
  • Opens April 5, 2012
  • Show Closed: January 26, 2013

Eva Peron's rise to fame and power in Argentina is brought to life in this Tony Award-winning musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

Evita on Broadway Background

The 2006 London revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber / Tim Rice musical Evita starring Elena Roger as Eva Peron at last comes to Broadway in 2012. Latin pop star Ricky Martin will play the role of Che in this production, a part originated on Broadway by Mandy Patinkin.

The musical Evita charts Eva Peron's rise to power in Argentina, and among its many classic Andrew Lloyd Webber / Tim Rice songs is "Don't Cry For Me Argentina".

What’s Evita Like?

Though this through-sung pop opera doesn't have the strong narrative or distinctive characters that we usually expect from traditional musicals, it is blessed with many memorable songs ("Don't Cry For Me Argentina" being the most famous) and a fascinating real-life heroine. Newcomer Elena Roger is small, but she's a spitfire and she attacks Eva's songs with an appealing ferocity. As the show's narrator, Ricky Martin sings well enough, but can't find much to do with his rather thin role, which mostly just calls for him to remind the audience over and over again that Evita never did much for the peasants that she claimed to represent. The stately production looks outstanding, using captivating tango-inspired choreography to move this tale of power gained and lost to its inevitable conclusion.

Is Evita Good for Kids?

Tweens and older are most appropriate for this show. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Theatre Information

Marquis Theatre

1535 Broadway at 45th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,615
Entrance: Broadway, between 45th Street and 46th Street.
Theatre Information

Marquis Theatre Seating Chart

Evita Marquee

Evita marquee at the Marquis Theatre in NYC

Cast Members

Che
Ricky Martin
Eva Peron
Elena Roger
Juan Peron
Michael Cerveris
Magaldi
Max Von Essen
Mistress
Rachel Potter

Producers

Hal Luftig

Scott Sanders Productions

Robert Ahrens

Production Credits

Direction
Michael Grandage
Choreography
Rob Ashford
Set and Costume Design
Christopher Oram
Lighting Design
Neil Austin
Sound Design
Mick Potter
Projection Design
Zachary Borovay
Musical Supervision
Kristen BLodgette
Orchestrations
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Orchestrations
David Cullen
Dance Arrangements
David Chase
Book
Tim Rice
Music and Lyrics
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Creative Team