Director: Richard rook
Assistant Director: Robin kelly
Choreographer: Michael Flanagan
Assistant choreographer: Anne Jennings
Musical Director: Cormac Dorrian
With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Evita concentrates on the life of Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The story follows Evita's early life, rise to power, charity work, and death.
Evita charts the young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood. Set in Argentina between 1934-1952, the Tony-winning 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.
Evita won an impressive seven 1980 Tony Awards including Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical of the year. In 1981, the Evita cast recording was awarded a Grammy Award.
The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one for Best Original Song (“You Must Love Me”).