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Evita Critics' Reviews

"A petite dynamo from Buenos Aires making a brilliant Broadway debut, Elena Roger sympathetically portrays Eva as a driven soul who is not cynical about her machinations."

Review by Michael Sommers from

"Director Michael Grandage scores with a dynamic new ‘Evita,’ graced by an impressive performance from Argentinean actress Elena Roger and the ticket-selling presence of recording star Ricky Martin."

Review by Steve Suskin from Variety

"Mr. Grandage's ‘Evita’ is an impressive achievement that should be judged on its own merits, which are legion. Even if you don't like Andrew Lloyd Webber's music, it will hold your eye from curtain to curtain."

Review by Terry Teachout from The Wall Street Journal

"Much of the buzz coming from the new revival ‘Evita’ has been about the spitfire Argentine playing the title role. But all of the heat actually comes from the guy shaking his bon-bon. Ricky Martin is easily the best thing about this revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's bio of Eva Peron. He sings beautifully, dances gracefully, athletically climbs ladders, plays his role with a knowing sneer and elicits drools in his suspenders and tight white shirt. He even makes a mustache work. In fact, maybe it's time for Broadway to have a new rule: Put Ricky Martin in everything."

Review by Mark Kennedy from The Associated Press

"Ricky Martin gives a great big touch of star quality to the seductive revival of ‘Evita’ at the Marquis. Seductive, sexy and sublime! One Can’t help but lean in, desperate for more."

Review by Joe Dziemianowicz from The New York Daily News

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