Evita

Musical - Original

Broadway Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: September 10, 1979
  • Opening Date: September 25, 1979
  • Closing Date: June 26, 1983
  • Previews: 17
  • Performances: 1567

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics: Tim Rice

Book: Tim Rice

Synopsis

An obscure and ambitious actress becomes the powerful and controversial first lady of Argentina.

 

Opening Night Cast

Bob Gunton Peron
Patti LuPone in Evita Patti LuPone Eva Peron
Mandy Patinkin in Evita Mandy Patinkin Che
Terri Klausner Eva Peron
Jane Ohringer Peron's Mistress
Mark Syers Magaldi
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Opening Night Production Credits

Tim Rice Tim Rice Book
Andrew Lloyd Webber Andrew Lloyd Webber Music
Tim Rice Tim Rice Lyrics
Harold Prince Harold Prince Director
  Larry Fuller Choreographer
  Timothy O'Brien Scenic Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1979 - 1980

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1980 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Mandy Patinkin Nominee
1980 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Patti LuPone Winner
1980 Outstanding Choreography Larry Fuller Nominee
1980 Outstanding Costume Design Tazeena Firth
Timothy O'Brien
Nominee
1980 Outstanding Director of a Musical Harold Prince Winner
1980 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Bob Gunton Winner
1980 Outstanding Lighting Design David Hersey Nominee
1980 Outstanding Lyrics Tim Rice Winner
1980 Outstanding Music Andrew Lloyd Webber Winner
1980 Outstanding Musical   Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1980 Best Musical Andrew Lloyd Webber
Tim Rice
Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1980 Outstanding Lyrics Tim Rice Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1980 Actress in a Musical Patti LuPone Winner
1980 Book of a Musical Tim Rice Winner
1980 Choreography Larry Fuller Nominee
1980 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Timothy O'Brien
Tazeena Firth
Nominee
1980 Direction of a Musical Harold Prince Winner
1980 Featured Actor in a Musical Bob Gunton Nominee
1980 Featured Actor in a Musical Mandy Patinkin Winner
1980 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) David Hersey Winner
1980 Musical   Winner
1980 Original Score Andrew Lloyd Webber
Tim Rice
Winner
1980 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Timothy O'Brien
Tazeena Firth
Nominee
 
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