February 3, 2013

Evita is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. It concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The story follows Evita’s early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death.


Evita began as a rock opera concept album released in 1976. Its success led to productions in London’s West End in 1978, and on Broadway a year later, both of which enjoyed considerable success. A major 1996 film of the musical starred Madonna and Antonio Banderas. In 2006, the musical was revived in London, and on Broadway in 2012. Evita has had numerous professional tours and worldwide productions, and numerous cast albums have been recorded.

Che Guevara for me and my generation in the 60’s was an iconic image. So when I was approached by Sir Tim Rice to meet with legendary Broadway Director Hal Prince with a view to play Che in a new musical called “Evita,” I, of course agreed . Evita was wonderful to do, a landmark in British theatre and good to be the original Che