EVITA Cd signing August 16th
Dress Circle, the London-based show biz shop that caters to musical theatre fans, will host a CD signing for the upcoming cast recording of the 2006 London revival of Evita.
Elena Roger (Eva), Philip Quast (Peron) and Matt Rawle (Che) will all take part in the signing, which is scheduled for Aug. 16 at 12:30 PM. (The Polydor recording of Evita is set to arrive in stores in the U.K. Aug. 14.)
The recording of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical will feature 19 tracks, including “You Must Love Me,” which was penned for the motion picture of Evita, which starred Madonna as the famed wife of the Argentine dictator. Evita officially opened at London’s Adelphi Theatre June 21. Directed by Michael Grandage with choreography by Rob Ashford, the brand-new staging of the award-winning musical marks the first major West End revival since the show debuted at the Prince Edward Theatre in 1978. That production, which was directed by Hal Prince, made a star out of its leading lady, Elaine Paige. Similarly, the eventual Broadway debut ? in 1979 at the Broadway Theatre ? brought fame and a Tony Award to its Evita, Patti LuPone, now back on Broadway in the acclaimed revival of Sweeney Todd.
Dress Circle is located in London’s West End at 57/59 Monmouth Street. Source: www.playbill.com