Ricky Martin is having “the time of his life” winning over Broadway audiences as Che in the Tony-nominated revival of Evita at the Marquis Theatre. The Grammy-winning superstar gave a rare interview to the Associated Press in which he discussed a range of topics, including why he is “addicted” to Broadway and why New York is the perfect place to raise his twin sons, Matteo and Valentino, who turn four in August.
“I would love to do Broadway the rest of my life!” the actor exclaimed. "Because it's challenging, because it makes me grow as an actor, as an entertainer, as an artist, and that's what I need, that's what I'm hooked on.” Praising "the amazing group of people" he works with at the Marquis Theatre, Martin added,"The reaction that I get every night from the audience, the emotions, the feeling...is simply beautiful."
In spite of the demands of eight shows a week, Martin emphasized that he has found New York “an amazing place to raise children.” Describing his daily schedule, the star said, “I wake up in the morning, I take the kids to school, then I come back home and I spend time in silence, which is very important. I meditate. I read the newspaper or I just work out and come back but it is very important for me to be centered and focused to be able to pull out this show.”