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2010
SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010
Live at Radio City Music Hall

Red's Winning Director Michael Grandage Looks Toward Evita's Broadway Return

Red's Winning Director Michael Grandage Looks Toward Evita's Broadway Return

After his Tony win, Red director Michael Grandage talked about his next date with Broadway in 2012, when the first-ever revival of Evita will arrive on the Great White Way starring Elena Roger in the title role and Ricky Martin as Che. The British-born Grandage directed the 2006 West End production (starring Roger), but he doesn't plan on simply performing a copy/paste job. "I hope this will be an opportunity to look at that production. I also want to go back to [composer] Andrew Lloyd Webber and work more on the music," he said. Of the show's stars, Grandage said that having Roger, a native of Argentina, play the legendary political figure provided "an authenticity we could take much further—and Ricky [who is from Puerto Rico] will allow us to do that even more."