Evita, the beloved Tony Award-winning musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, is set to grace the stage once again at the renowned Theatre Royal Drury Lane in the upcoming summer season. This highly anticipated event will take the form of an all-star concert featuring the sensational 30-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra.
Leading the cast in the titular role of Evita will be none other than Auli’i Cravalho, widely recognized as the enchanting voice of Disney's Moana and acclaimed for her performance in The Little Mermaid Live. Joining her is the esteemed West End actor, Matt Rawle, known for his roles in Martin Guerre, Miss Saigon, and Zorro, who will reprise the role of Che. Additional cast members for this spectacular production will be announced in due course, heightening the excitement surrounding the show.
Under the directorial guidance of Bill Deamer, this extraordinary event is scheduled to captivate audiences on the 31st of July and the 1st of August. The significance of performing in one of the world's most iconic theaters, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, is not lost on Cravalho. Expressing her immense delight, she exclaims, "I am absolutely thrilled to embody the captivating character of Eva Peron in Evita, one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most iconic leading ladies. It is an honor to share the stage with such incredible West End talent! Being part of 'Evita In Concert' held in this legendary venue is truly a dream come true for me."
With the return of Evita to the West End, audiences can anticipate an unforgettable experience filled with exceptional performances, breathtaking music, and a profound exploration of Eva Peron's captivating story. As the anticipation builds, theater enthusiasts eagerly await the unveiling of the full cast and the chance to witness this dreamlike production firsthand.