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Ricky Martin Hosts Reception for President Obama in NYC Today, 5/14

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Ricky Martin, currently starring in the new revival of EVITA, will host a fundraising event today, May 14th to support the re-election of President Barack Obama.

"I am proud to support our President," Martin said. "I believe Barack Obama has shown a deep conviction to help those most in need, even if their voices are not always the ones heard the loudest in Washington. He has also been an exceptionally strong advocate for the Latino and LGBT communities, leading us to precedent setting milestones such as the appointment of the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice and the repeal of DADT. With his actions, I believe the President has put the United States back on the right path and has earned the opportunity to finish the critical work that he has started."

President Barack Obama will be making one of his final appearances in NYC today, May 14th 2012 at the Rubin Museum of Art, before the campaign begins this fall. The Rubin Museum of Art is located at 15- West 17th Street (7th Avenue at 17th Street). The reception begins Monday, May 14th, 2012, at 3:30 p.m.

Producers Hal Luftig and Scott Sanders present the first new production of the seven-time Tony Award-winning Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical EVITA, since it debuted on Broadway over 30 years ago. The production stars Grammy-winning international pop icon Ricky Martin as Che, Olivier Award-winning Argentinean actress Elena Roger making her Broadway debut as Eva Peron--a role that earned her critical acclaim in the 2006 production in London's West End--and Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris as Juan Peron. The cast also features Max von Essen as Magaldi and Rachel Potter as the Mistress. Directed by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford, EVITA opened April 5, 2012 at The Marquis Theatre to rave reviews.

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