The New Broadway Cast Recording of Evita Debuts at #1 on The Cast Album Chart

Featuring Grammy Award-Winning Superstar Ricky Martin, Olivier Award Winner Elena Roger and Tony Award Winner Michael Cerveris

The Album Is Also Bringing Broadway To A Wide International Audience With Strong Sales Throughout Latin America - Including #1 iTunes Soundtrack Sales in Argentina

"...musical theater lovers will be adding another recording of [Evita] due to the performances of stars Elena Roger, Ricky Martin, and Michael Cerveris. ...superb new orchestrations from Lloyd Webber and David Cullen not only enhance the music's Latin fla

THE COMPLETE 2-CD RECORDING IS AVAILABLE NOW

PR Newswire
NEW YORK
Jul 12, 2012

NEW YORK, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MASTERWORKS BROADWAY is pleased to announce that the New Broadway Cast Recording of Evita has debuted at #1 on Billboard's Cast Album chart. Produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Nigel Wright with Tim Rice as Executive Producer, this is the first complete English language stage recording of the show since the original 1979 Broadway cast album.

With the new release also featuring a special bonus track of "No Llores por Mi Argentina" (the Spanish language version of "Don't Cry for Me Argentina"), the New Broadway Cast Recording of Evita is also being embraced by Latin music fans around the world - even charting at #1 in iTunes soundtrack sales in Argentina.

Producers Hal Luftig and Scott Sanders present the first new production of the seven-time Tony Award-winning Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical EVITA, since it debuted on Broadway over 30 years ago. The production stars Grammy-winning international pop icon Ricky Martin as Che, Olivier Award-winning Argentinean actress Elena Roger making her Broadway debut as Eva Peron--a role that earned her critical acclaim in the 2006 production in London's West End--and Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris as Juan Peron. The cast also features Max von Essen as Magaldi and Rachel Potter as the Mistress. Directed by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford, EVITA opened April 5, 2012 at The Marquis Theatre to rave reviews.

The creative team includes Tony Award-winning Scenic and Costume Designer Christopher Oram (Red), Tony Award-winning Lighting Designer Neil Austin (Red), Olivier Award-winning Sound Designer Mick Potter (Woman In White), Wig and Hair Designer Richard Mawbey (Frost/Nixon), Projection Designer Zachary Borovay (Rock of Ages), and Music Supervisor/Director Kristen Blodgette (The Phantom of the Opera), Orchestrations are by Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Cullen (Sunset Boulevard), and dance arrangements are by David Chase (Billy Elliot).

EVITA tells Eva Peron's passionate and tragic story through Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's most dazzling and beloved score, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and "High Flying Adored," together with "You Must Love Me," the Oscar-winning hit from the film EVITA.

After researching the life of Eva Peron for many years, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber released EVITA in 1976 as a concept album with Julie Covington as Evita and it became a world-wide hit. Soon after, the production debuted on stage in London's West End starring Elaine Paige and directed by Hal Prince. The production transferred to Broadway and opened in 1979 starring Patti LuPone, who went on to win one of the seven 1980 Tony Awards the show earned. A major 1996 film of the musical was made starring Madonna as Evita and Antonio Banderas as Che. Michael Grandage's production of EVITA, which opened in 2006, took London by storm and garnered critical acclaim for the show and its leading lady, Elena Roger.

Masterworks Broadway is a label of Sony Masterworks. For email updates and information on Masterworks Broadway please visit www.masterworksbroadway.com. For more information on the musical, please visit www.evitaonbroadway.com/.

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The New Broadway Cast Recording of Evita Debuts at #1 on The Cast Album Chart Featuring Grammy Award-Winning Superstar Ricky Martin, Olivier Award Winner Elena Roger and Tony Award Winner Michael Cerveris The Album Is Also Bringing Broadway To A Wide International Audience With Strong Sales Throughout Latin America - Including #1 iTunes Soundtrack Sales in Argentina "…musical theater lovers will be adding another recording of [Evita] due to the performances of stars Elena Roger, Ricky Martin, and Michael Cerveris. …superb new orchestrations from Lloyd Webber and David Cullen not only enhance the music's Latin flavor, but also beautifully supports director Michael Grandage's dramatically austere vision for the piece. Among the finest new sections is the sultry tango sequence that has been added. … and, as the musical reaches its climax, a montage in which Eva remembers her life is chillingly discordant and surreal…. Roger's turn as Eva brings fierceness and passion to the role...Martin's charming and silky-voiced Che allows listeners to savor the melodic complexities of several almost-standards from the score…Cerveris' nuanced turn as Juan Peron, is also marvelously preserved on disc. You should not at all be surprised if your breath is taken away as Peron's heart breaks over Eva's illness. …Grandage's vision for the show is superlatively preserved on this genuinely rewarding set."- Theatre Mania THE COMPLETE 2-CD RECORDING IS AVAILABLE NOW

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MASTERWORKS BROADWAY is pleased to announce that the New Broadway Cast Recording of Evita has debuted at #1 on Billboard's Cast Album chart. Produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Nigel Wright with Tim Rice as Executive Producer, this is the first complete English language stage recording of the show since the original 1979 Broadway cast album.

With the new release also featuring a special bonus track of  "No Llores por Mi Argentina" (the Spanish language version of "Don't Cry for Me Argentina"), the New Broadway Cast Recording of Evita is also being embraced by Latin music fans around the world – even charting at #1 in iTunes soundtrack sales in Argentina.

Producers Hal Luftig and Scott Sanders present the first new production of the seven-time Tony Award-winning Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical EVITA, since it debuted on Broadway over 30 years ago. The production stars Grammy-winning international pop icon Ricky Martin as Che, Olivier Award-winning Argentinean actress Elena Roger making her Broadway debut as Eva Peron—a role that earned her critical acclaim in the 2006 production in London's West End—and Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris as Juan Peron. The cast also features Max von Essen as Magaldi and Rachel Potter as the Mistress. Directed by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford, EVITA opened April 5, 2012 at The Marquis Theatre to rave reviews.

The creative team includes Tony Award-winning Scenic and Costume Designer Christopher Oram (Red), Tony Award-winning Lighting Designer Neil Austin (Red), Olivier Award-winning Sound Designer Mick Potter (Woman In White), Wig and Hair Designer Richard Mawbey (Frost/Nixon), Projection Designer Zachary Borovay (Rock of Ages), and Music Supervisor/Director Kristen Blodgette (The Phantom of the Opera), Orchestrations are by Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Cullen (Sunset Boulevard), and dance arrangements are by David Chase (Billy Elliot).

EVITA tells Eva Peron's passionate and tragic story through Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's most dazzling and beloved score, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and "High Flying Adored," together with "You Must Love Me," the Oscar-winning hit from the film EVITA.

After researching the life of Eva Peron for many years, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber released EVITA in 1976 as a concept album with Julie Covington as Evita and it became a world-wide hit. Soon after, the production debuted on stage in London's West End starring Elaine Paige and directed by Hal Prince. The production transferred to Broadway and opened in 1979 starring Patti LuPone, who went on to win one of the seven 1980 Tony Awards the show earned. A major 1996 film of the musical was made starring Madonna as Evita and Antonio Banderas as Che. Michael Grandage's production of EVITA, which opened in 2006, took London by storm and garnered critical acclaim for the show and its leading lady, Elena Roger.

Masterworks Broadway is a label of Sony Masterworks.  For email updates and information on Masterworks Broadway please visit www.masterworksbroadway.com.  For more information on the musical, please visit www.evitaonbroadway.com/.

 

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CONTACT: MASTERWORKS BROADWAY, Angela Barkan, +1-212-833-8575, Angela.Barkan@sonymusic.com; Larissa Slezak, +1-212-833-6075, Larissa.Slezak@sonymusic.com; EVITA, Michael Hartman, Leslie Baden Papa, lpapa@thehartmangrouppr.com; Whitney Holden Gore, wgore@thehartmangrouppr.com, +1-212-398-1800

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