STAGE TUBE: The Making of EVITA's Ball Gown

By: Apr. 13, 2012
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EVITA and Swarovski create Eva's iconic ball gown in the behind the scenes video!

Directed by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford, EVITA began previews on March 12 and celebrated its Opening Night on April 5, 2012 at The Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway). In addition to Ricky MartinElena Roger and Michael Cerveris, the cast of 36 includes Christina DeCicco as the Eva alternate, Max von Essen as Magaldi, Rachel Potter as the Mistress, Ashley AmberGeorge Lee Andrews, Wendi BergaminiEric L. ChristianKristine CovilloColin CunliffeMargot De La Barre, Bradley DeanRebecca EichenbergerMelanie FieldJennie FordMaya Jade FrankConstantine GermanacosLaurel HarrisBahiyah HibahNick KenkelBrad LittleErica MansfieldEmily MechlerIsabela MonerSydney MortonJessica Lea PattyAleks PevecKristie Dale SandersTimothy ShewMichaeljon SlingerJohnny StellardAlex Michael StollDaniel Torres and Matt Wall.

Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. She won international acclaim and adoration from her own people as a champion of the poor, while glamour, power and greed made her the world’s first major political celebrity. EVITA tells Eva’s passionate and tragic story through Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most dazzling and beloved score, including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Buenos Aires”, “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “High Flying Adored,” together with “You Must Love Me,” the Oscar-winning hit from the film adaptation of EVITA.

The creative team includes Tony Award-winning Scenic and Costume Designer Christopher Oram, Tony Award-winning Lighting Designer Neil Austin, Olivier Award-winning Sound Designer Mick Potter, Wig and Hair Designer Richard Mawbey, Projection Designer Zachary Borovay, and Music Supervisor/Director Kristen Blodgette. Orchestrations are by Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Cullen, and dance arrangements are by David Chase.

The EVITA performance schedule is Monday–Saturday at 8:00PM, with matinee performances on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:00PM. Beginning April 10, 2012, Tuesday performances will start at 7:00PM. Tickets range from $67-$142, and are on sale now. Purchase online at, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or by visiting the Marquis Theatre Box Office at 1535 Broadway (entrance on 46th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue) in New York City.