“AN AUDACIOUS AND FASCINATING MUSICAL”
—The Guardian (UK, 1978 West End premiere)
Fame, power, and illusion collide in a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock-opera Evita, directed by Sammi Cannold. This acclaimed musical examines the rapid and controversial ascent of Eva Perón, the first lady of Argentina, until her untimely death at age 33.
Solea Pfeiffer (Almost Famous, Hamilton), who blew the roof off City Center last summer in Songs for a New World, plays Eva as she emerges as a populist hero ensconced within the elite circles of Buenos Aires society. In iconic ballads like Don’t Cry for Me Argentina and You Must Love Me, Pfeiffer reveals the savvy artistry with which the eventual celebrity rose from her humble origins. Cannold’s bold new vision also casts Argentine actor and recording artist Maia Reficco to open the show as Young Eva, and the shadow presence of her troubled adolescence provides a unique perspective on Eva’s dazzling adult triumphs. They are joined by Enrique Acevedo (Zorba! at City Center) as Juan Perón, and Philip Hernandez (Les Misérables) as Magaldi. On the one-hundredth anniversary of Eva Perón’s birth, this presentation deepens your understanding of one of Argentina’s most adored and reviled figures.
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Book and Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Co-Choreographed by Valeria Solomonoff and Emily Maltby
Music Director Kristen Blodgette
Directed by Sammi Cannold
Starring Enrique Acevedo, Philip Hernandez, Solea Pfeiffer, and Maia Reficco.
With Sergio Martín Almirón, Fabio Angelo, Isa Antonetti, Leah Barsky, Kristina Bermudez, Edgar Cavazos, Alexander Gil Cruz, Rebecca Eichenberger, Jennifer Florentino, David Michael Garry, Mariano Logiuduice, Robin Masella, Phoebe Garcia Pearl, Patricia Phillips, Guillermina Quiroga, Maria Cristina Slye, Lucas Thompson, Daniel Torres,and Ricardo A. Zayas.
Major production support is provided by
Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Charitable Trust