EVITA National Tour Comes to the Kennedy Center Tonight

The Kennedy Center presents the Washington, D.C. engagement of Evita which runs in the Kennedy Center Opera House from today, September 30 to October 19, 2014. 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 more than 30 years ago. The press opening night is Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

The production stars Caroline Bowman as Eva, Max Quinlan as Che, Sean MacLaughlin as Per?n, Desi Oakley as Eva Alternate, and Christopher Johnstone as Magaldi. Evita also features Krystina Alabado, Chelsey Arce, Ryan K. Bailer, Nicholas Belton, Ronald L. Brown, Kristen Smith Davis, Maria Failla, Tony Howell, Chris Kotera, Ian Liberto, Alison Mahoney, Robin Masella, Megan Ort, Katerina Papacostas, Morgan Rose, Paige Silvester, Jeffrey C. Sousa, Johnny Stellard, Matt Stokes, Sallyann Swarm, and Tug Watson.

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."

Produced by Hal Luftig, Scott Sanders, and Troika Entertainment, the creative team includes tour director Seth Sklar-Heyn, tour choreographer Chris Bailey, 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, music supervisor Kristen Blodgette, and music director/conductor William Waldrop. Orchestrations are by Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Cullen and dance arrangements are by David Chase.

Evita runs September 30 through October 19, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. Tickets starting at $39 are on sale now by visiting the Kennedy Center website, in-person at the Kennedy Center box office, or by calling (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324.

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