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STAGE TUBE: A Roundup of EVITA's Many Ches!

Previews for EVITA began back on March 12, 2012 at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway in anticipation of the April 5, 2012 opening. The company of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's landmark musical EVITA is led by world renowned music artist Ricky Martin as Che, Olivier Award-winning Argentinean actress Elena Roger in her Broadway debut as Eva Perón and Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris as Juan Perón, along with Max von Essen as Migaldi, Rachel Potter as the Mistress, and Christina DeCicco as the alternate/standby for Eva Perón.

While we wait for our first look at Ricky Martin's eagerly anticipated take on the role, we thought this was a perfect time to check out some highlights of some of the greats who have taken on the role of 'Che' over the years. 

Where it began, he sang the role on the show's original 'White Album' -- Colm Wilkinson singing 'High Flying Adored'

And here it is with 'Oh What a Circus' in Concert

Here's David Essex's take on 'Oh What a Circus' and the original musical video!

From the original Broadway production, 'And the Money Kept Rolling In (and Out) - Mandy Patinkin!

And unforgettably on the Tony Awards

Antonio Banderas played the role on film, but first sang the songs in tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber's big birthday celebration at the Royal Albert Hall!

And lastly, here's Matt Rawle in the 2006 London production with 'Goodnight and Thank You'

Next Up - Ricky Martin!

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