A new evita
This year New York City Center transports us back to the heady days of 1940's Argentina as they present this brand new staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's iconic 1978 bio-musical. Directed by Sammi Cannold, Evita tells the story of Eva Peron who rose from poverty in a provincial town to one of the most influential First Women of all time. With an instantly recognizable score including standards 'Don't Cry For Me Argentina' and 'Another Suitcase in Another Hall', this jazz and tango tinged rock opera has come one of the world's favorite musicals, introducing audiences to the story of Peron, and her impact.
What is the story?
Set in late 1940's Buenos Aires, this multi-award winning musical follows the controversial South American figure from her early life as an ambitious actress, her rise to power as Argentina's dynamic First Lady and would-be vice president, through to her eventual early death from cancer. The choric character of Che narrates the story and represents the simple and poor Argentinean workers who loved, admired and supported Eva.