Jason Gotay to star as Che in Evita at New York City Center
New York City Center's gala presentation of Evita is set to play a limited engagement from November 13 through November 24, 2019.
Broadway alum Jason Gotay has been cast to play Che in New York City Center's upcoming gala presentation of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's beloved musical Evita. As previously reported, the new production, which marks the 100th anniversary of Eva Perón's birth, is set to play the Mainstage from November 13 through November 24, 2019.
Jason Gotay has starred as Randall in the Broadway and National Tour productions of Bring It On The Musical and also took over the titular role in Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark in 2013. His Off-Broadway credits include The Anthem and F#%king Up Everything and in February of this year, he appeared for City Center's Encores! series in Call Me Madam.
He joins principal cast members Solea Pfeiffer (as Eva aged 20 – 33), Maia Reficco (as Eva aged 15 – 20), Enrique Acevedo (as Perón), and Philip Hernandez (as Magaldi).
The ensemble includes Sergio Martín Almirón, Fabio Angelo, Isa Antonetti, Leah Barsky, Kristina Bermudez, Edgar Cavazos, Alexander Gil Cruz, Rebecca Eichenberger, Jennifer Florentino, David Michael Garry, Mariano Loguidice, Robin Masella, Phoebe Garcia Pearl, Patricia Phillips, Guillermina Quiroga, Maria Cristina Slye, Lucas Thompson, Daniel Torres and Ricardo A. Zayas.
Synopsis: "Fame, power, and illusion collide in a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera Evita. This acclaimed musical examines the rapid and controversial ascent of Eva Perón, the first lady of Argentina, from poor illegitimate child to the most powerful woman in Latin America to her untimely death at age 33. A mosaic portrait of an extraordinary life, Evita tells the story of a woman endlessly determined to make an irrevocable mark on a world she would leave behind too soon."
Lloyd Webber's timeless score includes such musical theatre standards as “Another Suitcase in Another Hall,” “On This Night of a Thousand Stars,” “High Flying Adored,” and, of course, “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.”
Sammi Cannold will direct the new production, which will feature choreography by Valeria Solomonoff and Emily Maltby, music direction by Kristen Blodgette.