NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The three headlining stars in the Broadway musical “Evita” – Ricky Martin, Elena Roger and Michael Cerveris – will leave the show together after the performance on Jan. 26 of next year.
Producers of the Tony Award-nominated revival of Tim Rice’s and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s landmark musical said Monday night the show will continue its open-ended run, and new stars will be announced at a later date.
The revival opened on March 12 at the Marquis Theatre, 1535 Broadway. It is directed by Michael Grandage and choreographed by Rob Ashford.
The “Evita” revival has broken the theater’s box office record seven times, but now faces a tough time filling its three main roles.
The musical tells the story of Argentina’s Eva Peron, who rose from the slums to the presidential mansion. Roger plays Eva, Cerveris her husband, and Martin is Che.
“Evita” began as a rock opera concept album in 1976 and made its debut onstage in London’s West End two years later. The first Broadway production opened at the Broadway Theatre in 1979 and ran for four years, with Patti LuPone as Eva, Bob Gunton as her husband, and Mandy Patinkin as Che.
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