Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End and Broadway Production ‘Evita’ Comes To Hong Kong
Why We Recommend it
This new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ever-popular musical Evita comes to Hong Kong as part of an international tour.
Set in Buenos Aires between 1934 and 1952, Evita chronicles the life of Eva Perón, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Perón. The musical follows her from her humble beginnings through to the wealth, power and status, which ultimately led her to be heralded by the Argentine people as the “spiritual leader of the nation”.
The musical is renowned for Tim Rice’s lyrics and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s music, and features some of the best loved songs in musical theatre, including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.
Since its world premiere on Broadway in 1979, Evita has won more than 20 major awards, including, seven Tony Awards and six Drama Desk Awards. The story came to the big screen in 1996, starring Madonna as Eva and Antonio Banderas as Che Guevara.
This new production reunites the original creative team of renowned Broadway director Hal Prince, the West End and Broadway choreographer Larry Fuller, and its original designer Timothy O’Brien. It stars an international cast, including Emma Kingston, who was personally chosen by Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Hal Prince for the iconic role of Eva Perón.
When: 11 May 2018 - 10 Jun 2018 Where: Lyric Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts – 1 Gloucester Rd – Wan Chai