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‘Evita’ at the Fox Theatre, June 3-8

2014 June 2

The Broadway Touring Company of “Evita” opens this week at the Fox Theatre. If the show is anything like the video above, it is one not to be missed. I saw it years ago on Broadway with Patti LaPone and Mandy Patinkin, and it was phenomenal. This cast will have a lot to live up to, but it’s been playing together at least since January, so I am hopeful that it will have worked out any previous kinks since then.

The Dallas News says it’s an “incredible cast.” Caroline Bowman who plays Eva Perón has performed on Broadway in “Kinky Boots” and “Wicked.” Josh Young, who plays Che, the narrator, performed on Broadway in the role of Judas in “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and performed in the national tours of “Les Misérables” and “West Side Story.”

“Evita” follows the humble beginnings of Eva Perón, a poor ambitious actress-seductress who claws her way to the top of Argentinian politics with Colonel Juan Domingo Perón.

It’s a thrilling musical by the multi-award-winning duo Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber. When the show opened on Broadway in 1980, it won numerous Drama Desk Awards and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical.

“Evita” runs Tuesday through Sunday at the Fox Theatre.

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