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Caroline Bowman Sings 'Evita'

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Since it's debut on Broadway 30 years ago, Evita has won seven Tony Awards and the tour is now at the Pantages. Caroline Bowman plays Eva Peron.

Fun facts about 'Evita' (Source: Wikipedia)

1) 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.

2) The musical began as a rock opera concept album released in 1976. Its success led to productions in London's West End in 1978, winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical, and on Broadway a year later, where it was the first British musical to receive the Tony Award for Best Musical.

3) This has been followed by a string of professional tours and worldwide productions and numerous cast albums, as well as a major 1996 film of the musical starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas. The musical was revived in London in 2006, and on Broadway in 2012.

 

Evita is at the Pantages Theatre through Sunday, limited seats are still available.

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