Wednesday, February 28, 2007

May Requiem For Evita In London

May Requiem For Evita In London

Despite drawing mostly positive reviews, the current West End revival of Evita is not long for this world. The Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical will close May 26.

After Evita opened at London's Adelphi Theatre last June 21, most U.K. critics heaped praise upon the show's native Argentine star Elena Roger. The actress even earned an Olivier Award nomination for her turn as Eva Peron. However, like the other three nominations the show received, she failed to win the award.

Barely a week after Evita opened last summer, word began to spread that plans were in the works to bring the revival to Broadway. But with the revival not even lasting an entire year, perhaps those pronouncements were premature, if not pure hype.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Click here for tickets.
Related Stories:
Sunday At The Grosvenor House With Laurence (February 19, 2007)
Which British Hits Will Be Broadway-Bound? (September 20, 2006)
Evita to New York: I'd Be Surprisingly Good for You (June 28, 2006)
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)

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