Auli’i Cravalho will make her West End debut as Eva Peron alongside Matt Rawle, who returns to the role of Che, in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning musical, EVITA, which returns to the West End this summer in an all-star concert at the iconic Theatre Royal Drury Lane, accompanied by the 30-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra (LMTO).
EVITA IN CONCERT will play two performances at Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 31st July (evening performance) and 1st August (matinee performance).
Olivier Award-winner Bill Deamer (Follies, Top Hat, Cats) directs.
Further casting and creatives to be announced.
EVITA charts the young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood. Set in Argentina between 1934-1952, the musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress to, as wife of military leader-turned-president Juan Peron, the most powerful woman in Latin America, before her death from cancer at age 33.
EVITA IN CONCERT is produced by Fourth Wall Live and the London Musical Theatre Orchestra, and arranged with the permission of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group.
EVITA IN CONCERT has lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on orchestrations originally by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Theatre Royal Drury Lane is owned and operated by LW Theatres. The venue reopened in June 2021 following a total, £60m, 2-year restoration.