The show will not go on.
It seems time on Broadway is up for Evita as it will unexpectedly come to a close on January 26, 2013.
Oh, sad sad day.
It was believed the show would continue with a new cast when Ricky Martin, Elena Roger and Michael Cerveris finished their run, but a new cast could not be found.
Producers Hal Luftig and Scott Sanders explain:
“Our extensive search for a new cast presented the significant challenges of not only replacing a high-caliber trio of stars but also synchronizing the schedules of potential replacements with that of the production. Despite going down the road with a variety of artists, the planets have simply not aligned for us to engage the right talent at the right time. Therefore, we have made the decision to end this incredible journey on a high note on January 26 with our original stars intact.”
Well, we have to agree. You have to be Livin' la Vida Loca if you think you can replace Ricky!
But, this isn’t the final curtain call just yet. Say what???
The show will be continuing in September 2013 when it heads out on a national tour!
Mr. Sanders revealed fans can still catch a performance:
“We were thrilled by the diversity of the audiences that have filled the Marquis every evening and look forward to sharing this beautiful production with even larger audiences across the country beginning next fall.”
Unfortunately, there will be no Ricky.
Don’t cry for us…
…we’ll just have to catch him on The Voice Australia!
[Image via LUIS GUERRA/Ramey Pix.]
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