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Requiem for an Icon: From Concept to Flesh and Blood, the Story Behind Evita

Requiem for an Icon: From Concept to Flesh and Blood, the Story Behind Evita

After the success of their 1970 concept album-turned-rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice teamed up again to create a rock opera about the controversial political figure Eva Peron, the First Lady of Argentina. The two young collaborators scrapped plans to write a musical adaptation of Peter Pan after Rice became mesmerized by a 1973 radio ...

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Elena Roger on Returning to Evita, Working with Ricky Martin and Meeting the Other Evas

Elena Roger on Returning to Evita, Working with Ricky Martin and Meeting the Other Evas

As the first Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Evita officially opens on April 5, all eyes will be on the Argentinian star of this new production, Elena Roger. At age 37, Roger is making her Broadway debut as the ambitious First Lady of Argentina alongside Main Stem veterans Ricky Martin (as Che) and Michael Cerveris (as ...

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Evita Star Ricky Martin Shows off His Beautiful Family in Spanish Vanity Fair

Evita Star Ricky Martin Shows off His Beautiful Family in Spanish Vanity Fair

The Marquis Theatre is packed with fans eager to see Ricky Martin's Broadway return as Che in director Michael Grandage’s revival of Evita. The Latin superstar, who last appeared on the Great White Way in Les Miserables back in 1996, recently opened up to the LGBT magazine The Advocate about life with his twin sons and partner of four ...

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Evita Director Michael Grandage On Why Broadway Newcomer Elena Roger Is the ‘Obvious’ Choice for Eva Peron

Evita Director Michael Grandage On Why Broadway Newcomer Elena Roger Is the ‘Obvious’ Choice for Eva Peron

Evita is back on Broadway for the first time since its 1979 premiere, and to anchor this new production director Michael Grandage chose relatively unknown Argentine actress Elena Roger. As Eva Peron, Roger is making her Broadway debut in the show's title role and following in the footsteps of legendary actresses Patti LuPone, Elaine Paige and Madonna. Broadway.com caught up ...

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Rob Ashford Tapped to Direct and Choreograph Stage Version of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland

Rob Ashford Tapped to Direct and Choreograph Stage Version of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland

Rob Ashford has been tapped to direct and choreograph the stage adaptation of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, according to Variety. The new musical, produced by Disney Theatrical, will feature a book by the film’s screenwriter Linda Woolverton and incorporate Burton’s unique aesthetic into show’s design. No casting or production dates have been set, though it is believed the musical ...

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Evita Cancels March 14 Matinee Performance

Evita Cancels March 14 Matinee Performance

The third preview performance of Broadway’s Evita has been canceled. As previously reported, Evita had to cancel the March 13 performance because the Marquis Theatre's deluge system, a large reservoir of water stored above the stage released in case of fire, went off unexpectedly. Performances were expected to resume for the matinee on March 14, but now will resume for ...

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You Must Love Them! Check Out Photos of Evita’s First Preview

You Must Love Them! Check Out Photos of Evita’s First Preview
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Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita is back on Broadway! The production now playing at the Marquis Theatre marks the first Broadway revival of the musical since its 1979 premiere. Leading the cast are Olivier Award winner Elena Roger as Eva Peron, Grammy Award winner Ricky Martin as Che and Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris as Juan Peron. After the ...

Second Preview Performance of Evita Canceled

Second Preview Performance of Evita Canceled

The second preview performance of Broadway’s Evita has been canceled due to technical issues in the Marquis Theatre. The deluge system, a large reservoir of water stored above the stage released in case of fire, went off. There was no fire at the theater and clean up is underway. Performances are expected to resume for the matinee on March 14 ...

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After First Bow, Evita Stars Ricky Martin, Elena Roger and Michael Cerveris Meet the Press

After First Bow, Evita Stars Ricky Martin, Elena Roger and Michael Cerveris Meet the Press

Just moments after taking their first bow on Broadway, the three stars of Evita joined director Michael Grandage for a press conference fit for the first lady of Argentina. On March 12, Ricky Martin, Elena Roger and Michael Cerveris took questions from international press outlets on a variety of topics, including how this first Broadway revival of Evita is different ...

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Evita's Ricky Martin on His 'Spiritual' Journey Back to Broadway

Evita's Ricky Martin on His 'Spiritual' Journey Back to Broadway

International superstar Ricky Martin is back on Broadway after a 16 year absence, leading the first-ever mainstem revival of Evita as Che. After the anticipated production's first performance, Broadway.com caught up with Martin to discuss his feelings on returning to the Great White Way. 

“I am very happy,” gushed Martin, who previously played Marius in Les Miserables in ...

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Evita Star Ricky Martin Heats Up the Cover of The Advocate

 Evita Star Ricky Martin Heats Up the Cover of The Advocate

As international superstar Ricky Martin readies to return to Broadway to lead the first ever Broadway revival of Evita, the actor recently sat down with The Advocate for a candid interview and sexy photo shoot. Martin graces the cover of the magazine's April issue, where he discusses the pressures of fame, his recent memoir and raising his young twin boys. Martin ...

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Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Eager for Ricky Martin, Jeremy Jordan & More Leading Men to Return to Broadway

Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Eager for Ricky Martin, Jeremy Jordan & More Leading Men to Return to Broadway

As Broadway's new batch of spring shows begin performances in the coming weeks, Broadway.com asked readers which leading man they are most excited to see take the stage The results are in, and three handsome and talented stars from musicals topped the list. Take a look at the results below!

1. Ricky Martin (Evita) - 35%
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What’s New, Buenos Aires? Broadway’s First Revival of Evita Begins Performances

What’s New, Buenos Aires? Broadway’s First Revival of Evita Begins Performances

The first Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita begins performances at the Marquis Theatre on March 12. The production stars music sensation Ricky Martin as Che, Tony winer Michael Cerveris as Juan Peron and Argentine actress Elena Roger as the title character. Evita, directed by Michael Grandage, officially opens on April 5.

Evita charts the rise ...

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Ricky Martin Dishes About Evita and Glee Along with Nicki Minaj on Live! With Kelly

Ricky Martin Dishes About Evita and Glee Along with Nicki Minaj on Live! With Kelly

First Ricky Martin was living la vida loca, now he’s living la viva glam. Currently rehearsing for what he calls “the most beautiful show on Broadway,” the Evita star took a break to stop by Live! With Kelly to talk about his charitable endeavors raising funds for men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. As the spokespeople for MAC’s ...

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Ricky Martin Chats About Evita Alongside Nicki Minaj on Good Morning America

Ricky Martin Chats About Evita Alongside Nicki Minaj on Good Morning America

When Ricky Martin isn’t preparing to star in Broadway’s Evita or dancing up a storm as a hot new Spanish teacher on Glee, he’s dedicated to raising money for people living with HIV and AIDS. Martin and pop superstar Nicki Minaj stopped by Good Morning America to chat about their involvement in MAC’s Viva Glam fund, which donates its proceeds ...

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Ricky Martin on Becoming ‘The Danciest Che Ever’ for the Evita Revival

Ricky Martin on Becoming ‘The Danciest Che Ever’ for the Evita Revival

Ricky Martin is heading back on the boards on March 12, leading the first Broadway revival of Andrew Llyod Webber’s Evita as Che.The international singer recently joined his Evita co-stars Elena Roger and Michael Cerveris for a high-fashion photoshoot for Vanity Fair, and dished about the challenges of returning to Broadway, and how his portrayal of the ...

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Watch Evita's Ricky Martin and Naya Rivera Cover Madonna's 'La Isla Bonita' on Glee

Watch Evita's Ricky Martin and Naya Rivera Cover Madonna's 'La Isla Bonita' on Glee

The New Directions students were challenged to include Spanish in their performances when Evita leading man Ricky Martin showed up as hot teacher David Martinez on the February 7 episode of Glee. During the night’s big number, Martin took the stage with Glee’s own feisty Latina Naya Rivera to perform a bilingual cover of Madonna’s "La Isla Bonita." ...

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High Flying Adored! Evita Stars Ricky Martin, Elena Roger and Michael Cerveris Dress Up for Vanity Fair

High Flying Adored! Evita Stars Ricky Martin, Elena Roger and Michael Cerveris Dress Up for Vanity Fair

The three stars of Broadway’s upcoming Evita revival received the royal treatment in a new Vanity Fair photo shoot for the magazine’s annual Hollywood issue, available on newsstands now. Ricky Martin, Elena Roger and Michael Cerveris donned designer duds as they posed inside Buenos Aires’ Casa Rosada, the official executive residence of Argentina. Martin, Roger and Cerveris will play Che ...

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Watch Evita’s Ricky Martin Shake His Bon-Bon on Glee

Watch Evita’s Ricky Martin Shake His Bon-Bon on Glee

Ricky Martin is gearing up to return to Broadway as Che in the upcoming revival of Andrew Llyod Webber’s Evita, however Martin fans don’t have to wait until March to catch the Latin superstar heat things up. As previously reported, Martin will appear on the February 7 episode of Glee as McKinley High’s hottest Spanish teacher ever. Check out Martin’s ...

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A New Argentina! Tickets Now on Sale for Evita, Starring Elena Roger, Ricky Martin & Michael Cerveris

A New Argentina! Tickets Now on Sale for Evita, Starring Elena Roger, Ricky Martin & Michael Cerveris

The musical biography of Argentine First Lady-turned-politico Eva Peron is on its way to Broadway! Tickets are now available for the eagerly awaited revival of Evita, starring Elena Roger in the title role, pop star Ricky Martin as Che Guevara and Tony winner Michael Cerveris as Juan Peron. Previews begin on March 12 at the Marquis Theatre in advance of ...

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Glee’s Latest Flame! A First Look at Evita's Ricky Martin with Lea Michele & Co.

Glee’s Latest Flame! A First Look at Evita's Ricky Martin with Lea Michele & Co.

Glee got a whole lot hotter this week when Ricky Martin arrived on set to film his upcoming episode. As previously reported, the Evita star will appear as McKinley High’s substitute Spanish teacher in an episode slated to air in late January. Glee star Lea Michele tweeted photos of Martin on the show's set on January 5. Check out Martin ...

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Broadway Holiday Flashback! Evita's Ricky Martin Exclaims 'Ay, Ay, Ay, It's Christmas!'

Broadway Holiday Flashback! Evita's Ricky Martin Exclaims 'Ay, Ay, Ay, It's Christmas!'

Santa Claus is coming to town, and Broadway.com is celebrating the holiday season by breaking out our favorite yuletide videos featuring Broadway's brightest stars. International pop sensation Ricky Martin returns to Broadway on March 12, 2012, leading the revival of Evita as Che Guevara. In 1999, discs for Martin's hit single "Shake Your Bon Bon" also featured the holiday tune ...

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Max Von Essen & More Complete Cast of Evita, Starring Elena Roger & Ricky Martin

Max Von Essen & More Complete Cast of Evita, Starring Elena Roger & Ricky Martin

Broadway vets Max Von Essen and Rachel Potter will join the cast of the upcoming Evita revival as Magaldi and Mistress, respectively. They join previously announced stars Ricky Martin (Che), Elena Roger (Eva Peron) and Michael Cerveris (Juan Peron). The Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical, directed by Michael Grandage and choreographed by Rob Ashford, will begin performances March 12 ...

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Evita Star Ricky Martin May Shake His Bon-Bon on Glee

Evita Star Ricky Martin May Shake His Bon-Bon on Glee

Before Ricky Martin returns to Broadway as Che Guevara in Evita next spring, he may go back to high school as a guest star on Glee. According to Tvline.com, Martin is in negotiations to appear as “the hottest Spanish teacher ever in the history of Ohio” in an episode of the Fox hit to air in late January 2012 ...

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A New (Broadway) Argentina! First Look at Ricky Martin, Elena Roger & Michael Cerveris in Evita

A New (Broadway) Argentina! First Look at Ricky Martin, Elena Roger & Michael Cerveris in Evita

Evita isn’t arriving on Broadway until next spring, but theater lovers are already clamoring for news about the A-list revival. With a cast led by Grammy winner Ricky Martin as Che, Olivier Award winner Elena Roger as Eva Peron and Tony winner Michael Cerveris as Juan Peron, who can blame them? Luckily, we’ve got an early look at this smoldering ...

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