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Marquis Theater

1535 Broadway


April 5, 2011 (Open-Ended)

Broadway Musical (Rock Opera)

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Evita Broadway tickets are selling like crazy for the 2012 revival. The box office demand for the return of this rock opera was expected and meeting expectations. The true-life story of Argentine political leader Eva Perón created through the collaboration of Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice opened to mix reviews on Broadway back in 1979. The 2012 revival is set for opening night at the Marquis Theatre on April 5. The latest production, which was reworked to incorporate the 1996 film adaptation, is getting favorable reviews.

Evita was originally created as a rock opera album released in 1976. The concept album and content quickly led to a London's West End production in 1978. The successful run of eventually 2,900 performances created the Broadway production which opened at the Broadway Theatre in September, 25 1979. The Broadway debut starred the talented and respected, now-legendary Patti LuPone as Eva. Often, the lead role would be alternated between six actresses; Terri Klausner, Nancy Opel, Pamela Blake (matinees), Derin Altay, Loni Ackerman and Florence Lacey (evenings). Lupone openly expressed dislike for the entire production, from the handling of her role to the backstage antics. The Evita Broadway production closed after 1,567 performances on June 26, 1983. Evita would enjoy many different productions and tours, including a 1996 film adaptation starring pop icon Madonna, which led to the West End revival in 2006, of which the 2012 Broadway revival is based.

The Evita Broadway revival of the 2006 West End production is highly anticipated. Previews is being performed at the Marquis Theatre. The cast includes with Elena Roger as Eva Perón, Ricky Martin as Che and Michael Cerveris as Peron. Michael Grandage directs with choreography by Rob Ashford, costume design by Christopher Oram and lighting design by Neil Austin. The production is scheduled for an open-ended run.

The first week of shows for the initial Broadway revival of Evita has grossed over one million at the box office. Many shows have seen a "spring break" lift as tourists and visitor's flock to the city. The near-complete sell out and positive reviews show great things to come for the production. The two act rock musical contains most of the original score with the addition of the popular "You Must Love Me," written for the 1996 film. The Broadway revival is already proving to be one of the best new shows to hit The Great White Way for 2012. You can view our wide selection of Evita Broadway tickets online by clicking the link.

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