Ricky Martin will be returning to Broadway as El Che in the musical Evita. Joining him is Argentine actress Elena Roger taking on the role of Eva Perón. She received great reviews playing the role of Evita in the 2006 revival of the show in London. This will be the actresses Broadway debut. Evita is planned for April 2012 at the Nederlander theater in New York City. Ricky originally made his theater debut in 1996 as French student Marius in Les Misérables. The theatrical version of Evita has been revived in Spain and London; and will now be returning to New York after many years. We are excited to see Ricky Martin, an international Latin pop icon playing such an important role. We hope Ricky and Elena impress the critics with this production.
Ricky martin had this to say about the news:
“He sido bendecido por la oportunidad de presentarme en muchos de los escenarios más importantes de todo el mundo, pero nunca he perdido mi amor por la intimidad del teatro”, dijo Ricky Martin.
“Estoy complacido de saber que además de presentar mi nueva música y hacer gira durante el próximo año, luego retornaré una vez más a Broadway.”
Director, Michael Grandage had this to say:
“It is very exciting to bring this new production of EVITA to Broadway with an Argentinean woman in the title role for the very first time.”
“With Ricky Martin joining the company, we now have an opportunity to make the production even more authentic and to celebrate Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber ‘s brilliant achievement as it comes to New York for the first time in over a quarter of a century.”