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Oh, But It's Sad When a Love Affair Dies: Broadway's Evita to Close January 26

The Tony Award nominated revival will bow out with stars Ricky Martin, Elena Roger and Michael Cerveris.

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Michael Cerveris, Elena Roger, and Ricky Martin
Michael Cerveris, Elena Roger, and Ricky Martin
(© Tristan Fuge)

Peron's latest flame will wave goodbye to Broadway in the New Year.

Producers have announced that the currently-running revival of Evita will take its final bow on January 26, 2013, the same day its contracts with Grammy Award winner Ricky Martin (Che), Olivier Award winner Elena Roger (Evita) and Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris (Peron) expire.

Producers had previously stated the show would continue its run after recasting its starry trio of departing performers.

Evita, featuring music by Sir Andrew Llyod Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, opened at The Marquis Theatre on April 5, 2012. Directed by Michael Grandage (Red) and choreographed by Rob Ashford (Thoroughly Modern Millie), the production was nominated for three Tony Awards, including Best Featured Actor (Cerveris) and Best Revival.

The production was the show's first revival since it's breakout Broadway debut in 1979, which made stars of Tony Award winners Patti LuPone (Evita) and Mandy Patinkin (Che).

In addition to leads Martin, Roger and Cerveris, the current Evita cast feautres Christina DeCicco as the Eva/Evita alternate, Max von Essen as Magaldi, and Rachel Potter 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, Michael Jon Slinger, Johnny Stellard, Alex Michael Stoll, Daniel Torres, and Matt Wall round out the cast.

Evita tells the polarizing story of real-life Argentine political figure Eva Perón, who used her beauty and charisma to rise from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion in Buenos Aires as the country's First Lady. The show includes such hits songs as "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Rainbow High," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and "You Must Love Me."

Tags: BroadwayMichael CerverisEvitaRicky MartinElena Roger


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