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Ricky Martin Joins Broadway's EVITA

Ricky Martin Joins Broadway's EVITA

Ricky Martin will star as Che in the Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice‘s Evita. Argentinean actress Elena Roger will reprise her West End performance as Eva Perón.

“I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to perform on many of the world’s largest concert stages, but I’ve never lost my love for the intimacy of the theater,” said Ricky. “I’m delighted to know that after I’ve had the chance to share new music and tour over the coming year, that I will then return once again to Broadway. I’m looking forward to playing such an essential part in Michael Grandage’s wonderful production and the chance to work with the tremendously talented Elena Roger.”

The show is targeting a spring 2012 opening!

Ricky, who came out publicly in March, has performed on Broadway before — he played the romantic lead, Marius Pontmercy, in the hit musical Les Miserables.

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  • woah

    I thought the one on the right was Gaga.

  • Nina

    YES, I’m EXCITED about the Broadway news!

    I need to visit NYC in 2012

    Regards from Europe!

  • fresh

    Why do u have to keep mentioning he came out? We all know. Its a non story. Move on.

  • Zeee
  • Matt

    @fresh: there’s nothing else interesting enough about him

  • Livin’ la Vida Loca

    Matt,
    you are sooo wrong, Ricky rocks, check out his twitter:
    http://twitter.com/ricky_martin

  • lols

    “ARE YOU EXCITED to see Ricky Martin back on Broadway??”

    no….

  • WTF

    @Livin’ la Vida Loca: Lmfao, what the heck is his Twitter supposed to prove?

  • M.

    @Zeee: Is that you? You sang a bit slow and in parts it went off-key but you have great nuance in your voice

  • simple

    @WTF: You need to make an effort and learn something about a person BEFORE you claim “there’s nothing else interesting enough about him”.

  • ehhhh

    @Livin’ la Vida Loca: blech. ricky was fun to sing along to for karaoke nights, never took him seriously, his song and video always made me laugh. now he just makes me cringe the way the focus of his career is suddenly on his orientation and all he does now is promote lgbt (it may be out of his heart but it feels contrived and makes me cringe), he’s about 30 years too late. no one talks about his music at all. he’s just a name and a revelation, all to sell his memoirs

  • Iffy Miffy

    He sang in Les Mis?! He doesn’t have the voice for Marius … I like him, don’t get me wrong but no way can he be Marius, or anyone else from Les Mis while we’re at it. Anyone who heard even one song done by Michael Ball will know what I’m talking about. I don’t know, Evita seems a better bet for sure.

  • WTF

    @simple: I don’t care enough. Meaning there is clearly nothing interesting enough to grab my interest.

  • that’s spam but

    @Zeee: you’re pretty.

  • huh???

    @ehhhh: “he’s about 30 years too late”
    Late?!?
    Homosexual people have full citizen rights in your country?

  • simple

    @WTF: Nice try.
    You obviously care enough to trash him.

  • ehhh

    @huh???: did you purposely miss the point in my comment or are you just slow

  • milagros

    im sooo tired of people thinking Evita was a good person. Im from Argentina and believe me, she was a monster! im so tired that the entired world think that we are like her or Maradona.

  • anon

    I had heard about this a couple of months ago and thought it was crazy. Well he did get the part. Kudos to him

  • huh???

    @ehhh: OK, what was your point?
    Did you notice that Ricky has two kids and that US isn’t the only country in the world?

  • Ricky Martin

    “I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to perform on many of the world’s largest concert stages, but I’ve never lost my love for the intimacy of the theater,” said Ricky Martin.
    “I’m delighted to know that after I’ve had the chance to share new music and tour over the coming year, that I will then return once again to Broadway. I’m looking forward to playing such an essential part in Michael Grandage’s wonderful production and the chance to work with the tremendously talented Elena Roger.”
    http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/EVITAs_Heading_Back_to_Broadway_with_Ricky_Martin_Elena_Roger_Spring_2012_20100609

  • Bar

    @milagros:

    ok. Es tu pensamiento y lo respeto , pero si es conocida por ser una gran mujer por algo sera.

  • great news!

    CAN’T WAIT !!!

  • kate

    I’m sure Ricky and that women he dated for years and years were in love. Sometimes you want to sleep with someone to be close to them which can sometimes be mistaken for real sexual desire. OR maybe he was just pretending but hey…

  • gay is OK!

    Kate,
    those women were beards, his friends, not his lovers.
    You know, like closeted gay actors who use fake girlfriends to sell straight image.

  • milagros

    @Bar: maradona tambien es conocido por ser un gran hombre y mira lo que es… pero esta bien no todos pueden tener un pensamiento acertado. Solamente digo que me gustaira que nos reconocieran mas por gente como Julio Bocca o el señor Favaloro.

  • Courtney

    I bet He’ll be good in Evita though 8 shows a week is hard work ask any star that’s actually succeeded at it or even been nominated for or won a tony or tonies ask Angela Lansbury whose up for her 7th Tony award this sunday June 13th

  • 2011 tour

    “I’m delighted to know that after I’ve had the chance to share new music and tour over the coming year, that I will then return once again to Broadway.”
    Ricky’s 2011 tour – I plan to do some major bon bon shaking!

  • hiro

    i’m so excite for elena roger to be on broadway! proud to be argentinian

  • Maria

    Fingers crossed for a great Broadway production!!! :)

  • http://www.bbwlovers.net/ Candy

    he likes women now

  • friends not lovers

    @Candy: Why Ricky wouldn’t like women??? A lot of gay men love women, just don’t want to date or have sex with them :)

  • Billybob

    I still cant believe that Ricky is a flaming homo. I mean dont you all think homos are like the most disgusting people on earth. I mean like really–what is worse than a big ol flaming homo. Well I guess a democrat is worse. SARAH PALIN 4 PRESIDENT 2012.

  • Nina

    Billybob,
    any gay man is 10 times better and more worthy than you.

  • Ravynwolfe

    Wow..a gay man who loves Broadway…there’s always a bit of truth in any stereotype.

  • Megan

    This sounds like excellent casting.

  • :)

    Ricky on Broadway = I’ll be there!

  • The Cup Of Life

    Ricky Martin – The Cup Of Life
    The best World Cup theme song
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQQa5AZ9-ec

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