With the contracts of their trio of leading stars up at the end of January, Evita's producers have announced the show will go on—with new stars yet-to-be announced taking over as Che, Juan Peron, and Eva.
We would like to take this moment to nominate Javier Bardem as Juan Peron.
Pop star Ricky Martin, Olivier Award winner Elena Roger (Piaf), and Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris (Assassins) opened in the production, which was nominated for a Tony for Best Revival of a Musical, on April 5, 2012 at the Marquis Theatre. The show features music by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber with direction by Tony winner Michael Grandage (Red) and choreography by Tony winner Rob Ashford (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cry-Baby).
In addition to Martin's Che, Roger's Eva, and Cerveris' Juan Perón, the current cast includes Christina DeCicco (Sister Act) as the alternate for Eva, Max von Essen (Les Miserables) as Magaldi, Rachel Potter (The Addams Family) as the Mistress, Ashley Amber, George Lee Andrews, Wendi Bergamini, Eric L. Christian, Kristine Covillo, Jon Cudia, Margot de La Barre, Bradley Dean, Ava DeMary, Rebecca Eichenberger, J. Austin Eyer, Melanie Field, Jennie Ford, Constantine Germanacos, Laurel Harris, Bahiyah Hibah, Nick Kenkel, Erica Mansfield, Emily Mechler, Sydney Morton, Jessica Lea Patty, Aleks Pevec, Kristie Dale Sanders, Timothy Shew, Mavis Simpson-Ernst, Michaeljon Slinger, Johnny Stellard, Alex Michael Stoll, Daniel Torres, and Matt Wall.