The concert production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical will head to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on the 31st July and the 1st August 2023.
Evita is set to return to the West End in a concert production of the musical in two performances on the 31st July (evening performance) and 1st August (matinee performance) at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane accompanied by the 30-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra.
It has also been announced that Auli’i Cravalho, the voice of Disney’s Moana and star of The Little Mermaid Live, makes her West End debut in the title role of Evita, alongside West End leading man Matt Rawle (Martin Guerre, Miss Saigon, Zorro) who returns to the role of Che.
The concert production is set to be directed by Bill Deamer (Follies, Top Hat, Cats), with cast and creative team yet to be announced.
A closed pre-sale (via sign-up link) starts on Friday 19th May, with a general on-sale to follow in due course. Sign up for pre-sale is via: https://lwtheatres.co.uk/evita
Talking about the news Auli’I Cravalho said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be playing the beautiful role of Eva Peron in Evita, one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most iconic leading ladies, alongside such incredible West End talent! My heart is so full to be part of ‘Evita In Concert’, held in one of the world’s most famous theaters. This is a dream come true!”
The musical tells the story of the young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood. Set in Argentina between 1934-1952, the musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress to, as wife of military leader-turned-president Juan Peron, the most powerful woman in Latin America, before her death from cancer at age 33.
This concert production is produced by Fourth Wall Live and the London Musical Theatre Orchestra, and arranged with the permission of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group. With lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on orchestrations originally by Andrew Lloyd Webber.