EVITA National Tour to Play Academy of Music, 6/17-22
Experience the passion and seduction in this elegant masterpiece, Tony Award-winning musical EVITA, coming to the Academy of Music June 17 - 22 for a limited engagement as part of BROADWAY PHILADELPHIA, presented by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Shubert Organization. The press opening will be Tuesday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, April 11 at 10 a.m. Tickets ranging in price from $20 to $105.50 can be purchased by calling 215-731-3333, online at kimmelcenter.org/broadway, at the Kimmel Center box office, Broad & Spruce Streets. (open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or at the Academy of Music box office, Broad & Locust Streets. (open during performances only). Groups of 20 or more will receive discounts for select performances by calling 215-790-5883 or 866-276-2947. Peformances include: Tuesday - Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday evening at 8 p.m.; Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m., and matinees Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Directed by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford, this is the first new Broadway production of the seven-time Tony Award-winning musical, since it debuted on Broadway over 30 years ago. The New York Post said "The wait was worth it: packed with memorable tunes, EVITA is a MODERN MASTERPIECE!"
Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world - while her greed, outsized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. EVITA tells Eva's passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theater's most beautiful songs, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and "High Flying, Adored."