Theater Review: Evita

images1I was so excited to see the Broadway revival of “Evita,” not only because of the amazing cast (Elena Rogers as Eva Perone and Ricky Martin as Che) or the renowned score (Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice), but because with Rob Ashford as choreographer, I knew I was in to see some amazing dancing.

Ashford’s choreography has received countless nominations and awards (both as director and/or choreographer) for shows such as “How To Succeed…,” “Cry Baby,” “Promises, Promises,” The Wedding Singer,” “Curtains,” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”  His style is very grounded and EXTREMELY athletic.  I was curious, therefore, to see how Ashford’s choreography would “fit” on a more traditional and thematic musical.

Be sure to check out Chris Bailey‘s “Evita” rep. class at Broadway Dance Center on Thursday, December 6th from 11-12:30pm as part of BDC’s Broadway Choreographer Series.