Ricky Martin Livin' 'Evita' Loca on Broadway
By PopEater / Wire Services Posted Jun 10th 2010 06:00AM
Ricky Martin is heading to the stage -- this time for 'Evita' on Broadway. In the first new Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning musical since its 1979 New York debut, Martin will play the character Che. "I've been blessed with the opportunity to perform on many of the world's largest concert stages, but I've never lost my love for the intimacy of the theater," Martin said in a statement Wednesday.
The show's producers also announced that Argentine actress Elena Roger will star as Evita, a role she played on the London stage in 2006 to critical acclaim.
The Tim Rice-Andrew Lloyd Webber musical dramatizes the life of Eva Peron, Argentina's glamorous and controversial first lady.
The revival of 'Evita' is scheduled to open in spring 2012. Michael Grandage will direct, with choreography by Rob Ashford.
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Ricky Martin speaks onstage during the 2010 amfAR New York Inspiration Gala at The New York Public Library on June 3, 2010 in New York. More photos >>
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