Evita (NY City Center)
Evita (NY City Center)
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Evita (NY City Center) NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(127 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
13%
Negative
1%
Members say
Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Absorbing, Disappointing

About the Show

NY City Center presents a new staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s acclaimed rock-opera, which examines the rapid and controversial ascent of Eva Perón, the first lady of Argentina, until her untimely death at age 33.

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Member Reviews (127)

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815 Reviews | 889 Followers
85
Good staging for encores, Entertaining, Great music, Great singing

See it if Great music. Mostly great singers especially Evita & Che. Sets were nice for an Encores show.

Don't see it if It's an Encores production, not full staging.

791 Reviews | 1003 Followers
85
Great music, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy the score to Evita or have never seen it before. Cast is great with amazing vocals.

Don't see it if You don't like Evita or shows that are completely sung through.

878 Reviews | 218 Followers
71
Disappointing, Overrated, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if If you remember Evita on Bway this is different in better and worse ways. Good singing and staging.

Don't see it if If you liked Evita when it came out late 70s early 80s as it is much different from story to its setup.

687 Reviews | 113 Followers
76
Well acted, Slow, Disappointing, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if Lush staging vs mundane choreo epitomizes this clunky, sort of 'woke' production Good work by leads tho Pfeiffer hasn't any high register

Don't see it if Webber's best music & Rice's workmanlike book are done no favors w/Cannold's re-think of the Evita persona Che as Greek chorus figure shines

567 Reviews | 146 Followers
81
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Driven gal taps what's she's given to ride the crest of fascism to political sainthood.Bold Shadow Evita choice.Great book and choreography.

Don't see it if Two-Evita concept works, but not when one doesn't reflect character's strength.Che's disgust absent (balcony), yet import given to wardrobe.

565 Reviews | 117 Followers
70
Good singing, Great music, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if Want to see different take on Evita. Solea Pfeiffer had a good voice.

Don't see it if It over 2 hr. with 1 intermission. All singing. Read more

601 Reviews | 88 Followers
81
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you like one of Webber's best shows with a wonderful Evita. I enjoyed the staging which complemented the singing and acting.

Don't see it if you like lavish sets or costumes or you do not like Andrew Lloyd Webber shows. Read more

443 Reviews | 67 Followers
82
Wonderful orchestra, Disappointing, Brilliant staging, Great singing

See it if you love the score.Well acted,very well staged.But the heart is missing.I never felt sympathy for Evita.All flash, no heart.

Don't see it if you want a fully fleshed out production.The staging/singing are all exemplary, but what makes the show great isn't the sizzle.It's the soul

Critic Reviews (9)

The New York Times
November 15th, 2019

"An ‘Evita’ Newly Tailored for Our Time City Center’s gala production of the 1979 Broadway musical gives our favorite fascist enabler a feminist makeover."
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AM New York
November 18th, 2019

"‘Evita’ is stylish, smart and outstanding"
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Theatermania
November 15th, 2019

"A Fabulous New 'Evita' Comes to New York City Center: Solea Pfeiffer stars in Sammi Cannold's revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice classic."
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BroadwayWorld
November 17th, 2019

"New York City Center Presents 'EVITA' In A Time When News Commentators Outshine Newsmakers"
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New York Stage Review
November 15th, 2019

4/5 stars "Maia Reficco and a sublime Solea Pfeiffer divide the role of the historical diva in a sparkling new production."
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New York Stage Review
November 15th, 2019

4/5 stars: "Thanks to star Solea Pfeiffer, the City Center Encores! production will leave you on a rainbow high."
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Theater Pizzazz
November 17th, 2019

"Pfeiffer's stunningly sung, perfectly enunciated and smartly acted portrayal of Argentina's former first lady in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's devilishly difficult work should effectively help the actress skip a rung or two (or three) on her recent ascent to musical theater superstardom."
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Front Row Center
November 19th, 2019

Score: 80% "Sammi Cannold directs this new incisive production of Evita that takes a deeper and more introspective look at the woman behind the glamour, starring Solea Pfeiffer as Eva, and a sprightly Maia Reficco as her younger counterpart."
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