Ricky Martin’s return to Broadway with newest revival of “Evita” surpassed critic and fan expectations, creating yet another smash hit for the Puerto Rican pop icon. And if you haven’t yet purchased your tickets to see the show, you’d better do so soon, with the news that the Grammy Award-winning star will be playing his final performance as Che on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.
Show producers Hal Luftig and Scott Sanders announced Monday that Martin — as well as Argentinean songstress Elena Roger (as Eva Perón) and Michael Cerveris (as Juan Perón) — will be ending their run on the hit production of the musical, just ten months after “Evita” opened to audiences on April 5, 2012.
#EVITA 1of the most amazing cycles of my career.Discipline and growth! 2013 a year full of amazing projects Thank u so much for ur applause—
Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) November 27, 2012
No announcement about Martin’s replacement on the Broadway show has yet been made.
The smash hit – about the rise of Eva Perón to First Lady and political icon – marked Martin’s return to Broadway, after having played the role of Marius in Les Misérables in 1996. And while Martin may be bidding adieu to The Great White Way, the 40-year-old father of two has no intention of slowing down with the recent announcement that he signed a development deal with NBC Universal Television that will allow the multi-platinum recording artist to star in his first network television series and develop small screen television shows.