Annual Gala Presentation




Nov 13 – 24, 2019

Tickets start at $50



—The Guardian (UK, 1978 West End premiere)

Fame, power, and illusion collide in a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera Evita, directed by Sammi Cannold. This acclaimed musical examines the rapid and controversial ascent of Eva Perón, the first lady of Argentina, until her untimely death at age 33.

Cannold’s vision uses dynamic visual storytelling and an original approach to excavate new depths within Webber and Rice’s text. Featuring two actors in the role of Eva, this production provides a nuanced perspective on her rise from poverty as it underscores her dazzling triumphs as an adult. On the one-hundredth anniversary of Eva Perón’s birth, this presentation deepens your understanding of one of Argentina’s most adored and reviled figures.

Please join us for a special Gala benefit performance of Evita on November 13, held in honor of City Center Board Co-Chair Richard E. Witten, including a festive, post-performance dinner at 583 Park Avenue.

Gala benefit tickets start at $2,500. For additional details, click here, contact or call 212.763.1205.

Interested in VIP seats for all other performances? Join the President’s Council and receive access to premium seats and other special benefits throughout the season. Please call 212.763.1257 for more information.

Funds raised at all performances of Evita will allow City Center to make the performing arts accessible to the widest possible audience by subsidizing education programs and affordable tickets throughout the year.

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Production Credits

Production Credits

Book and Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Co-Choreographed by Valeria Solomonoff and Emily Maltby
Music Director Kristen Blodgette
Directed by Sammi Cannold



Major production support is provided by
Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Charitable Trust