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TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE: Ricky Martin in “Evita”

April 6th, 2012 Joseph Pedro

Ricky Martin, Michael Cerveris & Elena Rogers of "Evita". Photo by Frank Ockenfels.

EVITA

Argentina’s controversial first lady returns to Broadway for the first time since her star-making original run, with a cast that includes Elena Roger and pop idol Ricky Martin.

“Despite the hard work of its spirited leading lady, the Argentine actress Elena Roger — supported by a barely there Ricky Martin and a sterling Michael Cerveris — this musical combination of history pageant and requiem Mass feels about as warmblooded as a gilded mummy.” New York Times

“This is a big, fat, juicy blockbuster of a show.” New York Post

“Even if you don’t like Andrew Lloyd Webber’s music, it will hold your eye from curtain to curtain.” Wall Street Journal

“Director Michael Grandage scores with a dynamic new Evita, graced by an impressive performance from Argentinean actress Elena Roger and the ticket-selling presence of recording star Ricky Martin, who acquits himself nicely if not remarkably.” Variety

Read more reviews over at The Broadway Blog..

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