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COMES TO SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE ARTS DECEMBER 10 – 22, 2013

Producers Hal Luftig, Scott Sanders Productions and Troika Entertainment announce casting for the national tour of the Tony Award-Nominated Best Revival of a Musical and smash hit production of Tim Rice’s and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s EVITA, coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts December 10 – 22. New York Post says of this stunning new production, “The wait was worth it: packed with memorable tunes, EVITA is a MODERN MASTERPIECE!”

The national tour of EVITA will star Caroline Bowman (Kinky Boots) as Eva Peroìn, Tony-nominated Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar) as Che and Sean MacLaughlin (Woman in White) as Juan Peroìn. The cast also features Desi Oakley as the alternate for Eva, Christopher Johnstone as Magaldi and Krystina Alabado as the Mistress.

The company will also include Ryan Bailer, Nicholas Belton, Jessica Bishop, Ronald L. Brown, Holly Ann Butler, Diana DiMarzio, Katharine Heaton, Tony Howell, Katie Huff, Patrick Oliver Jones, Chris Kotera, Ian Liberto, Alison Mahoney, Robin Masella, Megan Ort, John Riddle, Morgan Rose, Jeffrey C. Sousa and Tug Watson

Directed by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony Award- winner Rob Ashford, this is the first new Broadway production of the seven-time Tony Award-winning musical, since it debuted on Broadway more than 30 years ago.

Eva Peroìn used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. She won international acclaim and adoration from her own people as a champion of the poor, while glamour, power and greed made her the world’s first major political celebrity. EVITA tells Peroìn’s passionate and tragic story through Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most dazzling and beloved score, including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Buenos Aires,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “High Flying Adored,” together with “You Must Love Me,” the Oscar-winning hit from the film EVITA.

The creative team includes Tony Award-winning Scenic and Costume Designer Christopher Oram (Red), Tony Award-winning Lighting Designer Neil Austin (Red), Olivier Award-winning Sound Designer Mick Potter (Woman In White), Wig and Hair Designer Richard Mawbey (Frost/Nixon), Projection Designer Zachary Borovay (Rock of Ages), Music Supervisor Kristen Blodgette (The Phantom of the Opera) and Music Director/Conductor William Waldrop. Orchestrations are by Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Cullen (Sunset Boulevard) and dance arrangements are by David Chase (Billy Elliot). For more information, please visit www.evitaonbroadway.com.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts applauds Omaha Steaks International for its generous support of EVITA with special underwriting support from Mr. and Mrs. Andy Fimiano. Time Warner is the Media Partner of the Broadway and Curtain Call Series.

Single tickets, which start at $25, are now available online at SCFTA.org, through the box office, by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, December 21 will include audio description, open captioning and sign- language interpretation.

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