This musical was produced almost all over the world, starting with the West End in 1978. It had experienced acting of such famous people like Ricky Martin, Elaine Paige, Madonna, Patti LuPone and Antonio Banderas. In its grounds a film was made with Madonna, the song from which Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina became a cult, and very much increased incomes of Madonna of that year and several subsequent years.
Lloyd Webber developed the idea together with Tim Rice, during his first trip to Argentina, where he came across the image of a strong woman on the post stamp, and was captivated by her. The opening was in Prince Edward Theatre and lasted until 1986, showing 3176 spectacles. Despite very often delighted reviews, there were also those who didn’t like work, but, fortunately, they were in imperceptible minority.
After the arrival of the show to Broadway, the title role were made by Patti LuPone. She has won dozens of prestigious awards during her career including the Drama Desk, Olivier, Grammy, Tony, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and others. In particular, she has played in the world-famous Les Misérables. The opening took place in 1979 and closed in 1983 after 1567 shows. She stated that this experience was one of the worthiest in her career.
Production also visited such places as: Madrid (1980); Brazil (1983, 2011); Tours on USA (1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1994, 1998, 2004, 2013); Tours of the UK and Ireland (1987, 1995–1996, 2008, 2010); World Tour (1989); renewal in the West End (2006, Adelphi Theatre, lasted for a year); resurrection on Broadway (2012); Italy (2013–2014); Australia (2015).
Further production of the musical is planned for 2016.
For all time, this spectacle has earned such awards: Olivier (1978) – 2 wins & 2 nominations; Drama Desk Award (1980) – 6 wins & 4 nominations; Outer Critics Circle (1980) – 1 win; Tony (1980) – 7 wins & 4 nominations; Olivier (2007) – 4 nominations; Tony (2012) – 3 nominations; Drama Desk Award (2012) – 5 nominations.
Release date: 1978
Last Update:February, 24th 2016
Evita lyrics list
- Act 1
- Cinema in Buenos Aires, 26 July 1952
- Requiem for Evita / Oh What a Circus
- Eva and Magaldi / Eva, Beware of the City
- On This Night of a Thousand Stars
- Buenos Aires
- Goodnight and Thank You
- The Lady's Got Potential
- Art of the Possible
- Charity Concert
- I'd Be Surprisingly Good For You
- Hello and Goodbye
- Another Suitcase in Another Hall
- Peron's Latest Flame
- New Argentina
- Act 2
- On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada
- Don't Cry for Me Argentina
- High Flying, Adored
- Rainbow High
- Rainbow Tour
- Actress Hasn't Learned the Lines
- And the Money Kept Rolling In
- Santa Evita
- Waltz for Eva and Che
- You Must Love Me
- She Is a Diamond
- Dice Are Rolling
- Eva's Final Broadcast
- Latin Chant