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Breaking News: Martin, Roger & Cerveris to Depart EVITA January 26, 2013; New Stars Coming
Posted by Rob 2012-11-26 19:24:40





Breaking News: Martin, Roger & Cerveris to Depart EVITA January 26, 2013; New Stars Coming
Posted by ljay889 2012-11-26 19:27:11


PLEASE, AN EVA WHO CAN BELT!!!

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Posted by Visceral_Fella 2012-11-26 19:33:40


I doubt DeCicco will get this, but I want her to have something special of her own. She's an incredibly talented young lady.

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Posted by Quiche2 2012-11-26 19:34:30


^^ young last? hehe

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Posted by gstrus2 2012-11-26 19:35:02


anyone have replacement predictions?

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Posted by emo_geek 2012-11-26 19:35:31


On my birthday! They can't stand to see me age.

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Posted by aasjb4ever 2012-11-26 19:40:06


Jan Maxwell for Perón.

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Posted by somethingwicked 2012-11-26 19:42:32


Considering Michael Reidel reported some time ago that the producers were interested in people like Enrique Iglesias, Marc Anthony, and Antonio Banderas to potentially replace Martin, I'd gather they got one of those three if they're even entertaining the idea of keeping the show open past his run in it. I'm most inclined to think it's Iglesias, though I doubt he'd prove to be as strong a draw at the box office as Martin has been.

As far as Eva goes, as much as she's denied being considered in the past, I wouldn't be surprised to see someone like Karen Olivo relishing the chance to play the part on Broadway. I'd think her dance chops would be an issue for this particular production, but she's certainly charismatic enough with a voice that would sing the hell out of the score. Who knows- the chance to go back into rehearsal with two other new leads may be enticing to someone like her who would otherwise be reticent to replace.

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Posted by Bettyboy72 2012-11-26 19:44:39


SHAKIRA!

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Posted by Quiche2 2012-11-26 19:46:28


I would LOVE to see Banderas as Che!

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Posted by wicked1492 2012-11-26 19:46:45


Sara Ramirez. Just have her park and bark the whole show.

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Posted by quizking101 2012-11-26 19:49:56


Bummer that Cerveris isn't extending. He was a magnificent Peron. Elena Roger was very good and Martin, while charismatic, was only servicable.

Something tells me one of the understudies for Peron will take over (John Cudia or Bradley Dean)

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Posted by sbflyfan 2012-11-26 19:50:16


Patti. 3 week limited engagement. Now's their perfect chance.

If Ted Neeley can still play Jesus, Patti can still play Eva.

:-P

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Posted by CATSNYrevival 2012-11-26 19:52:50


I've been saying from the begging that they should get Enrique Iglesias for Che. It would be funny if they actually did.

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Posted by Wynbish 2012-11-26 19:55:48


Mandy Gonzalez!

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Posted by Here_I_Go_Again 2012-11-26 19:57:07


i'm surprised they did not try to get them for longer? Love to see Max take over

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Posted by jetts7 2012-11-26 19:57:55


Maybe its time for Annalise Von Der Pol to come back to broadway??

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Posted by showchoirguy 2012-11-26 20:02:22


Glad I got to see them all before they left! Absolutely wonderful production!

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Posted by Visceral_Fella 2012-11-26 20:03:18


Wynbish has the right idea! Mandy Gonzalez would knock it right out of the park. I think she's interested as well. Hopefully they'll have enough sense to cast in this manner, sadly I don't think that they do.

I wouldn't mind Olivo, but her attendance has never been the best and she's never played a role this vocally demanding so I don't know what would happen if she took on Eva.

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Posted by ucjrdude902 2012-11-26 20:03:18


Can I tell you Annalise was on the list.

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Posted by ClapYo'Hands 2012-11-26 20:03:27


I'd love for Philip Quast to play Peron.

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Posted by showchoirguy 2012-11-26 20:04:16


^ Yes please.

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Posted by aasjb4ever 2012-11-26 20:06:28


Just saying…

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Posted by broadwaybabytn 2012-11-26 20:07:01


I hope that, if THE ANARCHIST closes, EVITA brings Patti in.
Also, I can't deal with Andrea McArdle in the role.

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Posted by phan24 2012-11-26 20:08:57


I would to see Marc Anthony as Che and JLo as Evita! It would be so great to see them play lovers now that they are divorced...

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Posted by ucjrdude902 2012-11-26 20:14:55


I would hope that with new "stars" coming they are "stars" to the public and not just to the Broadway community.

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Posted by givesmevoice 2012-11-26 20:15:32


Carolee Carmello is the obvious choice.

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Posted by showchoirguy 2012-11-26 20:20:41


How is the show going to survive without the star power?

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Posted by Phantom of London 2012-11-26 20:21:16




A New Argentina

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Posted by little_sally 2012-11-26 20:26:01


Actually, there's a video of Carolee singing "Buenos Aires" that makes me wish she had played the role about 10-15 years ago.

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Posted by Quiche2 2012-11-26 20:28:03


Forget Enrique, let's get GABRIEL Iglesias! Now THAT is a show I would pay to see.

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Posted by ucjrdude902 2012-11-26 20:35:41


How about Leslie Kritzer?

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Posted by pretendworld 2012-11-26 21:02:30


yes yes yes at the posters who said Anneliese van der Pol!

i would kill to see her in this since she already has such amazing history with the show

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Posted by ucjrdude902 2012-11-26 21:17:58


I know they talked to her and she seemed interested.

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Posted by Joviedamian 2012-11-26 21:29:04


They did say "New Stars". So most likely its not going to be anyone local and or an understudy (although it would be nice).

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Posted by ucjrdude902 2012-11-26 21:29:43


My prediction, Broadway star for Evita, big names for the others.

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Posted by Famebroadway2 2012-11-26 21:36:51


Mandy Gonzalez would be AMAZING! She would blow the roof off the theater.

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Posted by WiCkEDrOcKS 2012-11-26 22:09:30


Gonzalez, Olivo, and Ramirez are all pretty exciting prospects to me. But (I haven't watched it in a few years) isn't Ramirez still on GREY'S?

I think Olivo would be excellent...sure, she's not an amazing dancer, but I'd rather have a very good dancer who can sing extraordinarily than an extraordinary dancer who sings mediocrely. In other words, she'd be a big step up from Elena (who I actually didn't mind in the role as much as others).

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Posted by givesmevoice 2012-11-26 22:11:55


One of the reasons I liked Roger so much is that she was so different from LuPone vocally. I would really hate to see someone who isn't as wildly different from LuPone and have them come across as a pale imitation. (I'm not saying that would be the case with anyone suggested so far, but it's definitely a concern I'd have.)

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Posted by ray-andallthatjazz86 2012-11-26 22:25:17


I'd love to see Karen Olivo play the role so badly though they'd be lucky to get Mandy Gonzalez too. Enrique Iglesias would be such a joke as Che, but I guess to a lot of people so was Ricky Martin.

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Posted by WiCkEDrOcKS 2012-11-26 22:38:26


I really hope they direct whoever replaces Martin to actually...oh, I don't know...act like a REVOLUTIONARY and not a cheery, wide-eyed chorus boy.

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Posted by somethingwicked 2012-11-26 22:41:34


Mandy Gonzalez does one hell of a "Rainbow High," and her incredible vocal stamina is legendary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNOtSx_TlXE

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Posted by bobs3 2012-11-26 22:42:12


I can't help but laugh. I suppose they are joking because the posts who are suggesting that 63-year old Patti LuPone return to play Eva (who ages from about 16 to 32 in the show) are out of their minds. Should Mandy Patinkin and Bob Gunton also return to the show?

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Posted by CapnHook 2012-11-26 22:50:48


Anna Kendrick as Eva.
Sacha Baron Cohen as Che.
Javier Bardem as Peron.

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Posted by showchoirguy 2012-11-26 22:52:20


I miss Bob Gunton

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Posted by sbflyfan 2012-11-26 23:13:48


I can't help but laugh. I suppose they are joking because the posts who are suggesting that 63-year old Patti LuPone return to play Eva (who ages from about 16 to 32 in the show) are out of their minds. Should Mandy Patinkin and Bob Gunton also return to the show?

Yes they should. Again, if a 60-year old Ted Neeley can play a 33-year old Jesus, a 63-year old Patti can play a 32-year old Eva. It's called makeup.

:-P <-- And that is a tongue-in-cheek smiley. It indicates sarcasm.

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Posted by ACL2006 2012-11-26 23:16:22


surprised Martin didn't extend, if just for 3 more months. he's said in interviews how much fun he's having.

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Posted by zepka102 2012-11-27 00:24:30


I've heard Shoshana Bean sing "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina" and it's absolutely gorgeous. Controlled, which I know is something people would prefer from her. It won't happen I'm sure, but she could sure belt it!

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Posted by Dallaslive 2012-11-27 00:49:17


Idina Menzel... Who just happens to have a clear concert schedule from Jan 2013 to June 2013....hmmmmmm

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Posted by Born in a Ditch 2012-11-27 00:54:13


I don't know how solid proof this is, but Mandy Gonzalez was in a studio next to a reading I was doing a few months ago, and you could clearly hear her singing "Buenos Aires".

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Posted by perfectlymarvelous 2012-11-27 01:00:15


Shoshana Bean's voice is so damaged at this point I sincerely doubt she could manage Evita 6 times a week...I heard her sing with JRB at 54 Below not too long ago and her upper register sounded really rough.

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Posted by ljay889 2012-11-27 01:00:18


While I would love to see Olivo or Gonzalez do this, I also wouldn't be surprised if it just closes on January 26th. Similar to PROMISES, PROMISES, remember when they were searching for new stars too?

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Posted by Johnnycantdecide 2012-11-27 01:04:15


IF IDINA MENZEL IS THE NEXT EVA PERON ON BROADWAY MY RAGE WILL DESTROY THE ENTIRE EARTH.

I WILL BE THE APOCALYPSE.

THE MYANS WILL HAVE PREDICTED ME.

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Posted by IAMmyownMUSICAL 2012-11-27 03:27:49


OMG that's one of the funniest things I've EVER read

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Posted by pretendworld 2012-11-27 04:26:30


@ucjrdude902

how do you know they've spoken to Anneliese about the role?

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Posted by singaboutlove 2012-11-27 09:10:53


Even though she's still on Grey's, I would absolutely love to see Ramirez in the role!

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Posted by ucjrdude902 2012-11-27 09:31:11


I know someone tied to production, just like I knew they at one point were interested in Aguleria but fell through.

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Posted by g.d.e.l.g.i. 2012-11-27 10:24:31


My bet:

They think they've got someone now, but in the end, a deal won't pan out, and this show will go quietly into that good night after Martin, Roger and Cerveris are gone.

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Posted by Visceral_Fella 2012-11-27 10:45:15


^ I hope not. I know that this show may have it's issues, but I do like the show itself and even though it may not live up to what it used to be, it's all we have at the moment. I'd like to enjoy it for as long as possible.

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Posted by somethingwicked 2012-11-27 10:56:57


g.d.e.l.g.i., they'd have to have replacements signed, sealed, and delivered already if they're really planning on keeping the show open, since I'd gather the three new leads would have to go into rehearsal very soon to begin performances at the end of January.

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Posted by Rainbowhigh23 2012-11-27 11:43:20


Okay, who cares about Idina, I have found out who the new Evita is!!


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Posted by veronicamae 2012-11-27 22:00:00


Evita WISHES it could have Idina, whether she's right for the role or not.

Any show probably does.

Baaaank.

#biased

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Posted by someone.else's.story2 2012-11-28 11:28:50


I still want to see Eden Espinosa play the part.

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Posted by RippedMan 2012-11-28 14:50:09


We've seen that this show can't do well without a name in one of the roles. So they're not going to go for a theater star for all of them.

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Posted by followspot 2012-11-29 07:03:34


Ricky Martin has booked his next gig:

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Posted by Phillytheatreguy10 2012-11-29 09:36:05


Anneliese Van Der Pol gets my vote! Please make this happen! I spoke with Eden on skype a few weeks ago, for a charity thing, and she, in not so many words, said though she would love to play the role, it's not right for her at the moment. Of, course this was before the announcement the stars were leaving, so we shall see! Van Der Pol would get me there, have debated on seeing this every time I go to the city, have always decided not to, not a fan of any of the Evas, though serviceable, I prefer a belter for the score. Would love to see Max take over, doubt he will, the show does need a name to survive. Idina, in no way could sing this 6 times a week! She's out in my book, though she may fill some seats to her loyal fans. I liek the idea of Marc Anthony, no to Enrique- if you dont' like Ricky, I doubt Enrique could do better in this vehicle! Just my opinions of course, doubt any producer is reading this, though sometimes they should!

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Posted by Visceral_Fella 2012-11-29 11:31:52


I love Eden's voice, and I'd love to hear her sing this show, but, and in no way am I being cruel, she has gained quiet a bit of weight, which unfortunately would probably take her out of the running unless she lost it. Her size has no barring on her talent, but Eva is a tiny woman, and Eden is not right now.

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Posted by Brave Sir Robin2 2012-11-29 12:33:31


Also, isn't Eden pretty tall? I think she looks fine, but Eva is not that tall. I don't know how tall Annelise van del Pol is, but I think she would be marvelous.

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Posted by Phillytheatreguy10 2012-11-29 12:40:59


Eden is at least 5'8", judging by my height and meeting her at the stage door, lol. Again, as of a few weeks ago, on Skype, she was sitting and looked rather slim, in the face especially- I too have seen the videos and acknowledge the weight issue, which agreed is no judgement as to her talent, that's not up for debate. However, if we're dicussing weight, which, I too mean in no way to be rude, being a plump singer myself, while Sara Ramirez isn't overweight, she isn't exactly the type either- though she'd blow the roof off the Marquis! And Andrea McArdle seems to be booked, and is a little long in the tooth, she's still got it though! Excited and hopeful for a stellar replacement that will get my butt in that theatre!

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Posted by somethingwicked 2012-11-29 13:01:41


Lest everyone here forget that Eva really has to dance in this production, which is what gave Elena Roger a huge advantage during the competitive casting process for the initial West End revival the first time around.

People like Anneliese van der Pol and Eden Espinosa may be able to sing the crap out of the score, but I don't know if either has the chops to pull off Rob Ashford's exhausting choreography (which is the same issue I mentioned that would challenge someone like Karen Olivo too.)

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Posted by Phillytheatreguy10 2012-11-29 13:28:44


Wait, wasn't Olivio, a Tony winner for the traditionally dance heavy role of Anita in West Side? Didn't see it, but I know, any way you slice it, that's a heavy dance show! Chita Rivera anyone? Choreography is often dumbed down for the marquee idols they bring into Chicago, no real reason the same couldn't be done here, Evita is a vocally demanding role, not traditionally dance heavy, and many people's chief complaint of Rodger seems to be her inability to navigate the score- I guarantee if an actress with greater vocal prowess was cast, she would have given Audra a run for the Tony- or at least be nominated! I want to hear the score sang as it should be, that's all.

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Posted by Visceral_Fella 2012-11-29 13:39:48


I didn't find the choreography in this show hard at all. I don't think that Decicco necessarily made it look easy, but it didn't seem like something that couldn't be grasped after running it several times. I would say that this choreography is much easier than choreography in West Side Story. Then again Olivo's dancing was a little painful in WSS. If she could stumble through that I'm sure she could work her way through this.

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Posted by Mildred Plotka 2012-11-29 13:54:22


I'm glad some of you don't cast Broadway shows.

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Posted by SonofRobbieJ 2012-11-29 13:56:56


^ Word.

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Posted by Mildred Plotka 2012-11-29 13:59:27


Also...Dollypop didn't suggest Loretta Swit for Eva so this thread is invalid.

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Posted by Dollypop 2012-11-29 14:28:03


No, La Swit isn't interested in EVITA...she's busy preparing to replace Kelly O'Hara in NICE WORK.

Has anyone think John Stamos has the inside track on being the new Che?

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Posted by Phillytheatreguy10 2012-11-29 14:56:05


Ok, Plotka.. and Sonofa... whoa are your picks? Please do enlighten us!

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Posted by ZiggyCringe 2012-11-29 15:21:09


Please please please let it be:

Loni Ackerman AND
Don Rickles.

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Posted by Dollypop 2012-11-29 15:36:26


Barbara Cook as Evita

John Stamos as Che

Alan Cumming as Peron

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Posted by NoName3 2012-11-29 15:36:31


Lea Michele and Darren Criss.



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Posted by labwyfan 2012-11-29 15:57:23


You know, Darren Criss is not a bad idea for this production.

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Posted by goldenboy 2012-11-30 00:11:48


Carol Channing is coming back to Broadway as Evita!!!!
Kaye Ballard will do matinees.
Che is Glenn Close cause that woman can play men.
Juan Peron is Cynthia Nixon because she is still bald from Wit.

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Posted by ucjrdude902 2012-11-30 00:14:18


I can tell you they go into rehearsals in 2 weeks.

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Posted by Rainbowhigh23 2012-11-30 00:28:18


So who are the new leads?

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Posted by THDavis 2012-11-30 00:34:43


I have to agree that while Elena has proved her dancing chops in this production, there doesn't seem to be any reason that an actress not as skilled in that department couldn't play the role with revised choreography. I honestly find the dancing to be the least important part of a production of Evita. Fun to watch, yes. Driving the story forward, no.

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Posted by Caring Soul 2012-11-30 00:36:39


Barbara Cook will play Argentina.

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Posted by ljay889 2012-11-30 00:37:08


THDavis, I agree 100%.

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Posted by Caring Soul 2012-11-30 00:40:32


with Charro as Evita and Mitt Romney as Peron.

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Posted by Rainbowhigh23 2012-11-30 10:00:42


YES, CHARO AS EVITA!!!!!

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Posted by JuanValjean72 2012-11-30 10:42:36


John Cudia is the new Peron understudy and damn, can that man sing. I saw him as the Phantom two years ago and he has such a booming voice he'd be an excellent Peron replacement. Alice Ripley expressed interest in playing Eva when she had an interview with Seth Rudetsky. As for Che, I have no idea who could potentially replace Ricky Martin. I know it'll be another big name for a Box Office boost, or sustainment.

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Posted by Rainbowhigh23 2012-11-30 17:47:17


Maybe they could Margarita Pracatan as the new Evita.

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Posted by theatredk 2012-11-30 18:13:26


It will probably be stunt cast with those who have little interest in theatre will probably say it is great and those with any interest in the theatre will say What The F***!!!

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Posted by theatredk 2012-11-30 18:13:51


It will probably be stunt cast with those who have little interest in theatre will probably say it is great and those with any interest in the theatre will say What The F***!!!

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Posted by CATSNYrevival 2012-11-30 18:20:58


^They better stunt cast it. It won't stay open with nobodies.

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Posted by Ceej 2012-11-30 18:29:12


Anneliese is an interesting choice, but she is committed to Arizona Theatre Company's production of "Emma" through 1/20. Would 6 days be enough to leave one production and join a Broadway show? Seems like she wouldn't have a lot of time to rehearse.

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Posted by little_sally 2012-11-30 18:32:58


I would love love love to see John Stamos as Che. He's far from a good fit for the role but I'd sit through this production again just for him.

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Posted by bwaylyric 2012-11-30 18:54:28


Carrie Underwood as Eva!

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Posted by Brave Sir Robin2 2012-11-30 20:22:51


Honestly, I feel like John Stamos could kind of work. If they go with a big name, why not try to go with Naya Rivera from GLEE? She would draw little attention and is the best part of my show. I'd rather see her in KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, but she could plausibly join the show since her character appears only every couple of episodes.

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Posted by little_sally 2012-11-30 20:46:54


I think in this production, where Che has been directed to be pretty anemic, Stamos should be fine. I think he's been pretty successful in musicals (yes, I really liked him in Birdie) so who knows, he could do really well in the role.

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Posted by Kelly2 2012-11-30 21:06:14


The rumor I heard was actually very different from the ideas in this thread, and definitely not a name.

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Posted by goldenboy 2012-11-30 21:21:21


so what is the rumor??

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Posted by evic 2012-11-30 21:27:37


Didn't Ricky say he was having so much fun that he wanted to renew his contract? He couldn't get any further from Broadway with his new gig. Elena-back to BA? Michael to Siberia?

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Posted by evic 2012-11-30 21:27:42


Didn't Ricky say he was having so much fun that he wanted to renew his contract? He couldn't get any further from Broadway with his new gig. Elena-back to BA? Michael to Siberia?

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Posted by Brave Sir Robin2 2012-11-30 22:27:25


Yeah, what's the rumor? Haha for which part?

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Posted by darquegk 2012-12-01 01:08:54


Mitch Jarvis for evita, Fred Armisen for Che, and a live Bulbasaur as Peron. Heard it here first.

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Posted by phan24 2012-12-01 02:36:09


the rumor is that Antonio Banderas has already been signed to take over Ricky!!!

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Posted by showchoirguy 2012-12-01 07:18:57


darquegk, All I can think about now is Fred Armisen as Mayor Bloomberg playing Che...

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Posted by Dollypop 2012-12-01 20:19:16


If Antonio is going to be Che, Melanie HAS to be Evita.

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Posted by Brave Sir Robin2 2012-12-02 12:39:56


So if they got Antonio, are we getting Madonna and Jonathan Pryce too?

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Posted by BroomstickBoy 2012-12-02 19:46:07


You can't bring up a rumor and then sit back and watch it fizzle...come back and clarify! Inquiring minds want to know! :)

Who's rumored to be the replacements?

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Posted by smallworld 2012-12-06 13:34:02


Gabrielle Ruiz is going to be Eva. She announced it on Twitter.

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Posted by wdwfreak 2012-12-06 13:35:23


^ No she is not. She is replacing Sydney Morton in the ensemble.

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Posted by LizzieCurry 2012-12-06 13:43:07


https://twitter.com/ImGabrielleRuiz/status/275992776146051073

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Posted by Visceral_Fella 2012-12-06 14:13:18


I was about to say that this was going to be quite a big jump for her career considering her resume.

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Posted by Kelly2 2012-12-06 14:26:49


I just get nervous posting rumors when the information is a little...fishy.

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Posted by LizzieCurry 2012-12-06 14:27:30


Oh no.

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Posted by zepka102 2012-12-06 14:41:15


Gabrielle is a wonderful actress. She was my favorite Nina in In the Heights, and she was an understudy. Being cast in Evita is perfect for her, and I wouldn't be surprised if she was an understudy for the Mistress or even Eva. I hate myself for moving farther from the city if that's the case.

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Posted by wdwfreak 2012-12-06 15:31:52


She WILL be replacing Sydney Morton, who is 2nd cover to the mistress.

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Posted by Kelly2 2012-12-06 18:16:47


I'm surprised that there is a feeling of excitement for Ruiz's casting. I saw her in HEIGHTS and in a cabaret setting and in both places, she seemed stilted and a little uncomfortable in her own body. I felt like she was pushing vocally on a lot of her top notes, though I thought she had some beautiful lines as a dancer.

To each their own, I'm sure she will be more than capable in this track.

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Posted by shrekster224 2012-12-06 20:03:36


Ruiz makes a great Diana in A Chorus Line as well. Is Sydney Morton going to Motown? I believe Sasha Hutchings who replaced her in Memphis is also in it.