Ricky Martin headed to Broadway
Sunday 13 June 2010
Grammy-winning Latin music star Ricky Martin is set to appear in a new Broadway production of
Evita, according to a June 9 press release. The musical is set to open in spring 2012.
Martin will play the leading role of Ché in the play by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, which first opened on Broadway 30 years ago and will be presented in its first new Broadway production since its premiere. Argentinean actress Elena Roger will make her Broadway debut as Eva, a role she performed in a 2006 production in London's West End.
When he was already a star in the Latin music world, Ricky Martin made his Broadway debut as Marius in the original production of Les Misérables. In 1999, his fame went global when he performed "La Copa de la Vida" at the Grammy Awards ceremony. Over the course of two decades, he has now sold more than 55 million albums and performed to sold-out stadium and arena audiences throughout the world.
Martin is in the final stages of recording a new album that will be released by the end of 2010, according to the announcement. He is then expected to make an international tour before Evita opens on Broadway.
Additional information about the production, including theater and ticket details, has yet to be announced.
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