Frankly, it's difficult to understand why Elena Roger was cast. Roger unquestionably does not posses the pipes to sing this part. The entire show is built around what should be the fiery performance at its heart, making this Evita very cool indeed.
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The Broadway revival of Evita at the Marquis Theater may have star power, but it lacks sizzle.
When one leaves the Marquis Theatre in New York after watching Elena Roger, Michael Cerveris and Ricky Martin perform their art, it is hard (I'd even say impossible) to find any unhappy faces.
I saw Evita in 1979 and remember being so stunned by the production that I sat motionless for several minutes when it ended -- not quite believing what I had witnessed.
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