“AN AUDACIOUS AND FASCINATING MUSICAL”
– The Guardian (UK)
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, from poor illegitimate child to the most powerful woman in Latin America to her untimely death at age 33. A mosaic portrait of an extraordinary life, Evita tells the story of a woman endlessly determined to make an irrevocable mark on a world she would leave behind too soon.
One of Lloyd Webber’s most-loved scores, Evita includes cherished songs such as the mournful “Another Suitcase in Another Hall,” the rousing “A New Argentina,” and the sensational “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.” On the one-hundredth anniversary of Eva’s birth, City Center’s Annual Gala Presentation invites you to celebrate one of Argentina’s most adored and reviled heroes.
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Book and Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Sammi Cannold