Friday, April 12

Leading actors announced for Evita at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Initial casting has been announced for  Evita at the Open Air Theatre  which plays at Regent's Park over the summer from 2nd August - 21st September 2019. Jamie Lloyd will direct with Fabian Aloise  providing  the choreography

Samantha Pauly a Puerto Rican-Native American from Chicago, will portray Argentinian first lady Eva Peron with Ektor Rivera as Juan Peron, Trent Saunders as Che with  Mayli McCann  as The Mistress.

Chicago-based Samantha Pauly makes her UK debut in the role of Eva Peron, direct from her performance in SIX (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre) and as Valkyrie in Bat Out Of Hell (US Tour). 

Ektor Rivera is also making his UK debut, having recently played Emilio Estefan in On Your Feet! on Broadway and US Tour. In addition to lead roles in Rent, Hairspray and High School Musical, Ektor was selected by Jennifer L√≥pez to be one of the lead singers in the US Television and Live show Q’Viva! The Chosen, which was seen by over 30 million television viewers.

An original Broadway cast member of Disney’s Aladdin – where he has been performing on and off for the last 5 years – Trent Saunders returns to the UK in the role of Che following his appearance as St. Jimmy in Green Day’s American Idiot (Hammersmith Apollo).

Nominated for an Olivier Award for her role as Kylah in Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, Frances Mayli McCann plays the role of The Mistress

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA has more than 20 major awards to its credit including the Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Musical, a Golden Globe and an Oscar for the film version starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas.

Featuring some of their  best loved songs including 'Don't Cry For Me Argentina', 'On This Night of a Thousand Stars', 'You Must Love Me' and 'Another Suitcase in Another Hall', EVITA charts the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, from her humble beginnings through to the extraordinary wealth, power and status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the 'spiritual leader of the nation'.

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