VIDEO: Watch Jason Gotay Sing 'Oh, What a Circus' from New York City Center's EVITA
New York City Center is getting ready for its Gala Presentation of Evita, running November 13 - 24. Directed by Sammi Cannold, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock-opera musical follows the controversial ascent of Argentina's renowned first lady. The production will star two actors in the title role. Maia Reficco, award-winning Argentine actor and recording artist, will play Eva age 15 - 20, and Solea Pfeiffer (Almost Famous, Hamilton), last at City Center in Songs for a New World, will play Eva age 20 - 33. The cast will also feature Jason Gotay as Che, Enrique Acevedo as Perón and Philip Hernandez as Magaldi.
Through a bold new vision, Cannold will utilize visual storytelling to explore new depths within the text and provide a unique perspective on Eva's troubled adolescence as it lurks behind her dazzling adult triumphs. Sammi Cannold said, "I am deeply passionate about bringing Evita to City Center. And after completing an international casting search as well as extensive research throughout Argentina, I'm especially excited to highlight new dimensions of Eva Perón's extraordinary story in this production."
Tickets for Evita (starting at $50) are currently on sale online at NYCityCenter.org, by calling 212.581.1212, or in person at the City Center Box Office. Funds raised by all fourteen performances of Evita will allow City Center to continue to provide access to the performing arts by subsidizing education programs and affordable tickets throughout the year.
Below, watch as Gotay performs "Oh, What a Circus" in rehearsals!Get the best prices on tickets to Evita on TodayTix - click here.