Tarra Matthews Staff Writer
After performing its final show on January 26th, it was released today that the latest revival of Evita failed to recoup its initial $11 million investment. The revival (the first on Broadway since the show originated over 30 years ago), began previews in March 2012 before opening officially on April 5th, 2012 and running for 46 weeks. This amounted to 26 previews and 337 regular performances but according to Bloomberg.com the show would have needed a 63 week run to fully recover the initial investment.
Evita chronicles the life of Argentine political leader Eva Peron from her early life, to her time in power to her eventual death. The revival starred
Ricky Martinas Che,
Elena Rogeras Eva Perón and
Michael CerverisJuan Perón. Despite being nominated for 3 Tonys, including Best Revival, the musical seemed to have a problem filling seats.
A national tour of Evita is still scheduled to start in September at the Providence Performing Arts Center, but casting announcements have yet to be made.