Video: Watch Highlights From Evita at Leicester's Curve | Playbill

Video Video: Watch Highlights From Evita at Leicester's Curve

Nikolai Foster directs the new production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical at the Leicester venue.

The Curve's new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Tony-winning Evita officially opened December 1 at the Leicester venue following previews that began November 27.

Leading the Made at Curve production are Martha Kirby (U.K. tour of Bat Out of Hell, Rags at the Park Theatre) in the title role, Tyrone Huntley (Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Dreamgirls at the Savoy) as Che, and Gary Milner (The Third Man, Doctor Zhivago) as Perón.

Watch highlights from the production, which continues through January 13, 2024, in the video above.

The cast also features Chumisa Dornford-May (Aspects of Love) as the Mistress and Dan Partridge (Grease) as Magaldi with Tia Antoine-Charles, Jacob Atkins, Tanisha-Mae Brown, Harrison Burley, Harry Chandler, Shona Eaton, Jacob Fisher, Olivia Foster Browne, Ashley Gilmour, Jack Harrison-Cooper, Jordan Isaac, Tamsin January, Fallon Mondlane, Samuel Routley, Toby Seddon, Darcey Simmons, and Rebecca Wickes.

Curve Artistic Director Nikolai Foster (Billy Elliot the Musical, The Wizard of Oz) is directing the Tony-winning musical, which also features set design by Michael Taylor, musical supervision by Stephen Brooker, musical direction by Ben van Tienen, and choreography by Adam Murray.

The production also has costume design by Edd Lindley, lighting design by Joshie Hariette, sound design by Adam Fisher, and wigs, hair and make-up design by Sam Cox. Casting is by Curve Associate Artist Kay Magson and Olivia Laydon.

Evita, which premiered as a two-LP recording starring Julie Covington (Eva) and Colm Wilkinson (Che), features a score by Lloyd Webber (music) and Rice (lyrics). Hal Prince staged both the original London and New York productions of the musical, which made stars of Elaine Paige (in London) and Mandy Patinkin and Patti LuPone (on Broadway). The score features such tunes as "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Buenos Aires," "A New Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall," "I'd Be Surprisingly Good for You," and "Rainbow High." Madonna, Antonio Banderas, and Jonathan Pryce starred in the film version; Elena Roger headed the cast of the London and Broadway revivals, the latter with Ricky Martin.

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Photos: Evita at Leicester's Curve Theatre

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