Friday, June 23, 2006

High Flying Adored: Evita Conquers the West End Critics


High Flying Adored: Evita Conquers the West End Critics

Michael Grandage's revival of Evita is officially a major hit in London. The show opened to widespread critical praise on Wednesday evening at the West End's Adelphi Theatre.

With such raves as, "Make no doubt about it: Argentine performer Elena Roger is a star" (Matt Wolf, Theatre.com), "Whether she’s shimmering in triumph or preparing for a poignant death, it’s Roger who commands the stately marble and elegant iron fretwork of Christopher Oram’s set" (Benedict Nightingale of The London Times), "Roger is simply sensational" (Paul Taylor of The Independent), it's no wonder that headlines around the world are trumpeting what the Associated Press' Jill Lawless has reported: British critics simply love the new Evita star.

Looks like the only crying that will commence for Roger's Argentina is for pure joy during the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's best work.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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