Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Evita to New York: I'd Be Surprisingly Good for You
With the extraordinary buzz of Michael Grandage's latest West End revival triumph, Evita, already resonating on this side of the Atlantic, could it be that the greatest collaboration by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice will once again return to Broadway? According to Michael Riedel of the New York Post, "Plans are in the works for this production to come to New York in the fall of 2007."
As reported here last week, the British critics are raving about this production, with particular emphasis on the talents of Argentinian star Elena Roger in the title role. There's no word yet on whether Actors' Equity would approve her for a Great White Way turn. But given all the talent already crossing the pond this past year to enormous success -- and arguably helping to lift most Broadway shows -- I have to believe that the actors' union will grasp that Roger's shining star would ultimately prove to be good for all the other American actors and stage crew that this production would likely require.
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High Flying Adored: Evita Conquers the West End Critics (June 23, 2006)
Hello, Buenos Aires! New London Revival of Evita Opens Tonight (June 21, 2006)