Love the Huffington Post review of EVITA with Ricky Martin

Love the Huffington Post review of EVITA with Ricky Martin

According to my very smart theater friends in NYC, this review from the Huffinton Post is apparently dead-on:

Ricky Martin is easily the best thing about this revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s bio of Eva Peron, which opened Thursday at the Marquis Theatre. He sings beautifully, dances gracefully, athletically climbs ladders, plays his role with a knowing sneer and elicits drools in his suspenders and tight white shirt. He even makes a mustache work.

In fact, maybe it’s time for Broadway to have a new rule: Put Ricky Martin in everything. He would fit in happily at “Newsies.” He would definitely enliven “Death of a Salesman.” Heck, put him in “Mary Poppins” and watch the roof really lift off.

The review goes on to praise Rob Ashford’s fantastic choreography and the sets and lighting (“Christopher Oram’s balconies, palace facade and a piazza – all warmly lit by Neil Austin – are stunningly lifelike and rich”).

Can’t wait to see this.