Evita [Original Broadway Cast]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita, which began as a concept album in 1976 and had its first stage incarnation in London in 1978, finally came to the U.S. in 1979 with a production that opened in Los Angeles and moved to San Francisco for multi-week engagements before landing on Broadway on September 25 to begin a Tony-winning, 1,568-performance run. The London production had been represented by a one-disc highlights album, but this one became the second full-length treatment, running, like the concept album, 100 minutes. As such, the revisions made for the stage were more apparent, especially because there were more of them than there had been in London, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita, which began as a concept album in 1976 and had its first stage incarnation in London in 1978, finally came to the U.S. in 1979 with a production that opened in Los Angeles and moved to San Francisco for multi-week engagements before landing on Broadway on September 25 to begin a Tony-winning, 1,568-performance run. The London production had been represented by a one-disc highlights album, but this one became the second full-length treatment, running, like the concept album, 100 minutes. As such, the revisions made for the stage were more apparent, especially because there were more of them than there had been in London, sometimes to Americanize the language. "The back of beyond" in "Eva and Magaldi" became "the sticks," while "Get stuffed!" in "Goodnight and Thank You" was now "Up yours!" "The Lady's Got Potential" had been deleted, and there was a new song, "The Art of the Possible," which, with its musical-chairs staging, was more effective in the theater than on record. And "Dangerous Jade" had been revised to become "Peron's Latest Flame." Many of the changes built up the role of Evita's critic, Che. As played by Mandy Patinkin, who achieved Broadway stardom in the role, Che now rivaled Evita as a musical presence, the actor's elastic tenor and bravura manner drawing more attention to him. But Patti Lu Pone also became a star here, fearlessly bringing out Evita's strident self-interest without attempting to gain the audience's sympathy. You couldn't say that about London's Elaine Paige. Lu Pone was at her best when Evita was at her worst, such as in the songs "A New Argentina" and "Rainbow High." The rest of the cast was unexceptional, though Bob Gunton's Juan Peron inspired curiosity as the only actor to use a Spanish accent.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Decca U.S.
  • UPC: 076731010724
  • Catalog Number: 11007
  • Sales rank: 77,373

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mandy Patinkin Chalemie, Track Performer
Bob Gunton Track Performer
Patti LuPone Track Performer
Hershy Kay Percus
Rene Wiegert Conductor
Tobrina Vanbuskirk Conductor
Technical Credits
A. L. Webber Producer, Orchestration
Mandy Patinkin Contributor
Bob Gunton Contributor
Patti LuPone Contributor
Terri Klausner Contributor
David Sacks Contributor
David Smith Remixing
Tim Rice Producer
John Leslie Wolfe Contributor
Harold Prince Director
Nancy Wood Contributor
David Staller Contributor
Patricia Gorman Contributor
Rene Wiegert Director
George Osaki Art Direction
Peppi Borza Contributor
R. Tyler Gatchell Jr. Executive Producer
Abe Jacob Engineer
Matthew McKeon Contributor
Jack Neubeck Contributor
Peter Neufeld Executive Producer
Phillip Tracy Contributor
Mark Waldrop Contributor
Brad Witsger Contributor
Mark Syers Contributor
Susan Terry Contributor
Sandra Wheeler Contributor
Nancy Opel Contributor
Peter Marinos Contributor
Anny DeGange Contributor
John Yost Contributor
Larry Fuller Choreographer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Oh what a circus!

    This album is a multitude of sad slowies, ubeat dance tracks, and intriguing converstaional songs. From Santa Evita, the childrens cry to their ''savior'', to Buenos Aries, the introduction to the city's glory, every track is a delight!

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