EVITA Returns

Markovitz, Adam
March 2012
Entertainment Weekly;3/16/2012, Issue 1198, p40
Entertainment Review
The article discusses the casting of Michael Grandage's rendition of the musical "Evita." The author explains that Grandage sought to breathe new life into the play while still preserving its iconic legacy, and the vehicle for this revival is reflected in the cast. In hopes of maintaining a distinctive Latin rhythm to the performance, pop singer Ricky Martin and Argentine actress Elena Roger were cast as lead roles. The lead role of Eva Perón was given to Elena Roger, signifying the first portrayal of Perón by an Argentine in any rendition of the performance. Elements and history of the show are also presented.


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