EVITA International

AMERICAN PREMIERE 1979

Los Angeles: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion: 9 May-July 1979

San Francisco: Orpheum Theatre: 17 July-August 1979

New York: Broadway Theatre previews: 10 September 1979

Opening Night: 25 September 1979

Closing Night:  25 June 1983

(1567 performances total)

 

Opening Night Cast (9 May 1979):

EVA:  Patti LuPone                   

ALTERNATE:  Terri Klausner    

CHE:  Mandy Patinkin             

PERÓN: Bob Gunton *(Robert Alton took over the role for a while when Bob Gunton was on his honeymoon)                

MAGALDI:  Mark Syers

MISTRESS:  Jane Ohringer

 

THE COMPANY (People of Argentina):  Seda Azarian, Dennis Birchall, Peppi Borza, Tom Carder, Robin Cleaver, Anny DeGange, Mark East, Teri Gill, Carlos Gorbea, Pat Gorman, Rex David Hays, Terri Klausner, Michael Lichtefeld, Carol Lugenbeal, Paula Lynn, Morgan MacKay, Peter Marinos, Sal Mistretta, Jack Neubeck, Marcia O’Brien, Nancy Opel, Davia Sacks, James Sbano, David Staller, Michelle Stubbs, Robert Tanna, Clarence Teeters, Susan Terry, Phillip Tracy, David Vosburgh, Mark Waldrop, Sandra Wheeler, Brad Witsger, John Leslie Wolfe, Nancy Wood, John Yost

 

CHILDREN:  Fritz Collester, Bridget Francis, Simone Francis, Matthew McKeon, Tobrina Van Buskirk              

 

April 1980:

THE COMPANY (People of Argentina):  Claudia Asbury, Seda Azarian, Dennis Birchall, Tom Carder, Robin Cleaver, Donald Craig, Anny DeGange, Mark East, Terri Gill, Carlos Gorbea, Pat Gorman, Rex Davis Hays, Terri Klausner, Michael Lichtefeld, Carol Lugenbeal (Mistress u/s), Paula Lynn, Morgan MacKay, Peter Marinos, Bill Nabel, Jack Neubeck (Magaldi u/s), Marcia O’Brien, Nancy Opel, Davia Sacks, James Sbano, David Staller, Michelle Stubbs, Wilfredo Suarez, Robert Tanna, Clarence Teeters, Susan Terry,  Phillip Tracy, Mark Waldrop, Sandra Wheeler, Brad Witsger, John Leslie Wolfe, John Yost. Children: Megan Forste, Bridget Franncis, Nicole Francis, Michael Pastryk, Christopher Wooten

 

15 July 1980:

MISTRESS:  Cynthia Hunt (replaced Jane Ohringer)

 

August 1980:

MAGALDI:  Peter Marinos (replaced Mark Syers)

 

THE COMPANY (People of Argentina):  Seda Azarian, Dennis Birchall, Tom Carder, Susan Cella, Robin Cleaver, Frank Cruz, Anny DeGange, Mark East, Terri Gill, Carlos Gorbea,  Rex Davis Hays, Ken Hilliard, Terri Klausner, Michael Lichtefeld, Paula Lynn, Morgan MacKay, Jack Neubeck, Amy Niles (Mistress u/s), Marcia O’Brien, Nancy Opel, Martie Ramm, Davia Sacks, James Sbano, David Staller, Michelle Stubbs, Wilfredo Suarez, Robert Tanna, Clarence Teeters, Susan Terry, Phillip Tracy, David Vosburgh, Mark Waldrop, Sandra Wheeler, Brad Witsger, John Leslie Wolfe, John Yost.

 

13 September 1980:

ALTERNATE EVA:  Nancy Opel (replaced Terri Klausner)

 

27 September 1980:

CHE:  James Stein (replaced Mandy Patinkin)

PERÓN:   David Cryer (replaced Bob Gunton)

 

12 January 1981:

EVA:   Derin Altay (replaced Patti LuPone)

ALTERNATE:  Nancy Opel

CHE:  James Stein

PERÓN:   David Cryer

MAGALDI:  James Whitson (replaced Peter Marinos)

MISTRESS: Cynthia Hunt

 

THE COMPANY (People of Argentina):  Seda Azarian, Dennis Birchall, Tom Carder, Susan Cella (Eva u/s) , Robin Cleaver, Frank Cruz, Kim Darwin, Anny DeGange, Mark East, Scott Fless, Robert Frisch (Perón u/s), Teri Gill, Robert Hendersen, Ken Hilliard, Keith Keen, Morgan MacKay, Jack Neubeck, Amy Niles, Marcia O‘Brien, Nancy Opel,  Dawn Perry, Martie Ramm, Morgan Richardson, Davia Sacks, James Sbano, David Staller, Michelle Stubbs, Wilfredo Suarez,  Susan Terry, Phillip Tracy, Kenneth W. Urmston, David Vosburgh, Mark Waldrop, Sandra Wheeler, Brad Witsger, John Yost.

 

April 1981:

THE COMPANY (People of Argentina):  Seda Azarian, Dennis Birchall, Tom Carder, Susan Cella, Frank Cruz, Kim Darwin, Anny DeGange, Mark East, Scott Fless,

Robert Frisch, Carole Garcia, Teri Gill, Michael Hayward-Jones, Robert Hendersen, Ken Hilliard,  Morgan MacKay, Jack Neubeck, Amy Niles, Marcia O’Brien, Nancy Opel,  Dawn Perry, Martie Ramm, Morgan Richardson, Davia Sacks, James Sbano, David Staller, Michelle Stubbs, Wilfredo Suarez,  Susan Terry, Ian

Michael Towers, Phillip Tracy, Kenneth W. Urmston, Mark Waldrop, Sandra Wheeler, Brad Witsger, John Yost.

 

January 1982:

THE COMPANY (People of Argentina):  Dennis Birchall, Tim Bowman (Che u/s), Susan Cella, Frank Cruz, Kim Darwin, Anny DeGange, Scott Fless, Robert Frisch, Carole Garcia, Michael Hayward-Jones, Robert Hendersen, Ken Hilliard, Robert Logan, Jack Neubeck, Amy Niles, Marcia O’Brien, Joanie O'Neill, Nancy Opel, Dawn Perry, Cassie Rand, Morgan Richardson, Drusilla Ross, Davia Sacks, James Sbano, David Staller, Michelle Stubbs, Wilfredo Suarez, Susan Terry, Claude Tessier, Leslie Tinnaro, Ian Michael Towers, Phillip Tracy, Kenneth W. Urmston, David Vosburgh, Mark Waldrop, John Yost.

 

5 April 1982:

EVA:  Loni Ackerman (replaced Derin Altay)

CHE:  Anthony Crivello (replaced James Stein)

 

May 1982:

THE COMPANY (People of Argentina):  Dennis Birchall, Susan Cella, Frank Cruz, Kim Darwin, Al DeCristo, Anny DeGange, Scott Fless, Robert Frisch, Carole

Garcia, Michael Hayward-Jones, Robert Heitzinger, Robert Hendersen, Ken Hilliard, Robert Kellett, Robert Logan, Jack Neubeck, Amy Niles, Marcia O’Brien, Joanie O'Neill, Nancy Opel, Dawn Perry, Cassie Rand, Morgan Richardson, Drusilla Ross, Davia Sacks, James Sbano, David Staller, Michelle Stubbs, Wilfredo

Suarez, Susan Terry, Claude Tessier, Leslie Tinnaro, Phillip Tracy, Kenneth W. Urmston, Mark Waldrop, John Yost.

 

February 1983:

THE COMPANY (People of Argentina):  Dennis Birchall, Susan Cella, Kim Darwin, Patti D'Beck, Al DeCristo, Anny DeGange, Gregg Edelman, Scott Fless, Robert

Frisch, Carole Garcia, Barbara Hartman, Lois Hayes, Michael Hayward-Jones, Robert Hendersen, John Herrera (Che u/s), Ken Hilliard, David Horwitz, Robert Kellett, Deborah Lasday, Robert Logan, Jack Neubeck, Amy Niles, Marcia O’Brien, Nancy Opel, Cassie Rand, Morgan Richardson, Drusilla Ross, Davia Sacks, David Staller, Wilfredo Suarez, Claude Tessier, Leslie Tinnaro, Phillip Tracy, Kenneth W. Urmston, Mark Waldrop, John Yost.

 

15 June 1983:

EVA: Florence Lacey (replaced Loni Ackerman)

ALTERNATE:  Pamela Blake (replaced Nancy Opel)

CHE:  Scott Holmes (replaced Anthony Crivello)

PERÓN:   David Cryer

MAGALDI: James Whitson

MISTRESS: Cynthia Hunt

 

THE COMPANY (People of Argentina):  Dennis Birchall, Pamela Blake, Susan Cella, Kim Darwin, Patti D'Beck, Al DeCristo, Anny DeGange, Gregg Edelman, Scott

Fless, Carole Garcia, Barry Gorbar, David Green, Paul Harman, Barbara Hartman, Lois Hayes, Michael Hayward-Jones, Robert Hendersen, Ken Hilliard, David

Horwitz, Robert Kellett, David King, Deborah Lasday, Michael Licata, Robert Logan, Amy Niles, Marcia O’Brien, Ivson Polk, Peppi Poro, Cassie Rand, Morgan Richardson, Drusilla Ross, Davia Sacks, David Staller, Wilfredo Suarez, Claude Tessier, Leslie Tinnaro, Kenneth W. Urmston.

 

Robert Stigwood in association with David Land presents EVITA

 

LYRICS:  Tim Rice

MUSIC:  Andrew Lloyd Webber

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:  R. Tyler Gatchell, Jr. and Peter Neufeld

ORCHESTRATIONS:  Hershy Kay and Andrew Lloyd Webber

MUSIC DIRECTOR:  Rene Wiegert

DESIGN:  Timothy O'Brien and Tazeena Firth

LIGHTS:  David Hersey

SOUND:  Abe Jacob

CHOREOGRAPHY:  Larry Fuller

DIRECTOR:  Harold Prince

 

*AWARDS*

 

LA Drama Critics Circle – 23 March 1980

wins 8 of 9 awards (LuPone only loser)

 

NY Drama Desk Awards – 5 June 1980 - won 6 of 9

*Actress in a Musical:  Patti LuPone (+)

*Director of a Musical: Harold Prince (+)

*Lyrics:  Tim Rice (+)

*Music:  Andrew Lloyd Webber (+)

*Musical: Evita (+)

*Actor in a Musical: Mandy Patinkin (-)

*Choreography: Larry Fuller (-)

*Costume Design:  Tazeena Firth (-)

*Costume Design:  Timothy O'Brien(-)

*Lighting Design:  David Hersey (+)

 

34th Annual Tony Awards – 8 June 1980 - won 7 of 11

*Musical (+)

*Actress in a Musical:  Patti LuPone (+)

*Featured Actor in a Musical:  Mandy Patinkin (+)

*Featured Actor in a Musical:  Bob Gunton (-)

*Director of a Musical:  Harold Prince (+)

*Musical Book:  Tim Rice (+)

*Musical Score:  Andrew Lloyd Webber / Tim Rice (+)

*Choreography:  Larry Fuller (-)

*Scenic Design:  Tazeena Firth & Timothy O'Brien (-)

*Costume Design:  Tazeena Firth & Timothy O'Brien (-)

*Lighting Designer:  David Hersey (+)

 

CAST ALBUM:  recorded in Los Angeles July 1979; remixed in London July/August 1979; released 5 October 1979

Complete 2 LP gatefold MCA2-11007 (1979); Cassette; CD MCAD2-11007/DIDX-197/198 - won 1980 Grammy Award for Best Cast Album

Highlights CD:  mastered February 2002; Decca 440 016 99-2 - (released 2002)

 

ACT ONE

A Cinema in Buenos Aires, 26 July 1952         

Requiem for Evita / Oh What a Circus  

On This Night of a Thousand Stars / Eva and Magaldi / Eva Beware of the City 

Buenos Aires   

Goodnight and Thank You       

The Art of the Possible

Charity Concert / I'd Be Surprisingly Good for You      

Another Suitcase in Another Hall         

Perón's Latest Flame   

A New Argentina          

 

ACT TWO

On the Balcony the Casa Rosada / Don't Cry for me Argentina  

High Flying, Adored    

Rainbow High  

Rainbow Tour  

The Actress Hasn't Learned the Lines (You'd Like to Hear)      

And the Money Kept Rolling In (And Out)         

Santa Evita      

Waltz for Eva and Che 

She is a Diamond         

Dice are Rolling           

Eva's Final Broadcast   

Montage          

Lament

 

Thanks to Ron for the detailed cast information!

 

PHOTO GALLERY [Original Cast]

PHOTO GALLERY [1981 Replacement Cast]

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