A to Z Musicals ~ ♬ “E” is for EVITA

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Evita, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, is a musical based on the life of Eva Perón, the wife of Argentine president Juan Perón.

The musical had its first production in London in 1978 before premiering on Broadway a year later. Starring Patti LuPone, Mandy Patinkin, and Bob Gunton, Evita captured the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1980.

Here is Patti Lupone singing “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina” at the 1980 Grammy Awards.

 

 

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16 Comments

Serious pipes here! Very nice!

Evita–this would have to be the musical choice. Excellent.

Stage production is great. Saw it early on at the Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee. Don’t cry for me Argentina is one of my favorites.

Another winner !!! This was one of the musicals we did as a family in the summer. My youngest Connor was in 1st grade and he had on ballet slippers and a girl smashed his toes with her character heels. Being the little trooper, he just kept dancing until his sister saw him crying and pulled him off the stage. He did lose his toe nail over that one. Such great memories, don’t cry for me Argentina me and the husband would sing while walking around town during rehearsal ❤ Blessings

Never saw stage or movie version. Good choice though. I know lots of folks who love it.

Connie Ciampanelli April 6, 2017 at 9:34 am

I love Mandy Patinkin, too, and of course the magnificent Patti Lupone. Fantastic voice, great actress.
Lloyd Webber not so much.
I don’t think I ever saw a clip of Patti Lupone so young. She is great here, and priceless in the “Candide” video posted earlier this week.

Hi Martha – I love the music, but have never seen the stage or film performances … it’s one of those evocative musicals (I probably shouldn’t have put that description in!) … cheers Hilary

I know Patinkin is revered in the theatre world, but he’ll always be Inigo Montoya to me. Preferred seeing Evita on stage over the movie as well

I love Mandy Patinkin. I was so disappointed when he left Criminal Minds… No wait! We’re talking about musicals here. Sorry. 😀

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