Anticipation is building for Ricky Martin’s return to Broadway in “Evita”… And it could reach a fever pitch now that a behind-the-scenes video featuring the Puerto Rican heartthrob has found its way online.
The clip shows the 39-year-old singer/actor arriving at a photo shoot for the revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical about the late Eva Perón, and then posing in costume as his character, Che Guevara, the Argentine revolutionary.
Martin is starring alongside Argentinean actress Elena Roger in “Evita,” which concentrates on the life of Eva Peron, the second wife of Argentinian president Juan Peron. The story follows Evita’s early life, rise to power, charity work and eventual death.
“I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to perform on many of the world’s largest concert stages, but I’ve never lost my love for the intimacy of the theater,” said Martin in a previous statement. “I’m delighted to know that after I’ve had the chance to share new music and tour over the coming year, that I will then return once again to Broadway. I’m looking forward to playing such an essential part in Michael Grandage’s wonderful production and the chance to work with the tremendously talented Elena Roger.”
The preview run for “Evita” will begin in March 2012 at the Marquis Theater, with the musical’s official opening taking place the following month.