January 29, 2013 |
The Broadway revival of “Evita,” costarring Puerto Rican pop singer Ricky Martin, closed Saturday night -- and it was squarely in the red. It hadn't earned back its $11-million investment, according to Bloomberg News. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice , “Evita” -- which was also a 1996 feature film starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas -- is a high-profile musical brand by now; it might have seemed a sure-fire success, especially with pop star power behind it. But the production -- which also starred Argentinian performer Elena Roger as Evita -- may have set its sights too high.
May 3, 2012 |
“106 & Park: BET's Top 10 Live” 6 p.m. Thursday, BET: “Stomp.” “Open Call” 9 p.m. Thursday, KCET: Colburn School Orchestra -- Takemitsu & Mahler: Colburn Orchestra with guest conductor Gerard Schwarz as he guides some of L.A.'s brightest young musicians. “Late Show With David Letterman” 11:35 p.m. Thursday, CBS: TV host Stephen Colbert; actress Chloe Grace Moretz; performance from “Nice Work If You Can Get It.” “The Wendy Williams Show” 2 p.m. Friday, Fox: Broadway: Actor Blair Underwood; actress Marilu Henner.
April 1, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Oh, to be ignorant again. At least that's what Tim Rice is thinking as he looks back on his 26-year-old self. "It's a great advantage not to have a clue as to what you're up to," he says. "My son Donald, who has just finished his first film, said something I wish I'd said: 'You should make the most of your inexperience because you'll never get it back.' And it's true. " What has put Rice in such a ruminative mood are the Broadway revivals this season of his two early shows with Andrew Lloyd Webber,"Jesus Christ Superstar" (1970)
February 18, 2007 |
She is a senator and the chief advisor to her husband, who is no less than the president of Argentina. Some call her the real power in the presidential palace. She is certainly more stylish than he is, sporting a Jackie Kennedy-like designer collection and a shoe closet rivaling that of Imelda Marcos. And the heated rumor mill here suggests she wants his job. "This is the century of the woman," Sen.
February 1, 2006 |
"Evita" came full circle Tuesday with Andrew Lloyd Webber announcing plans to revive the '70s musical in London with Argentine star Elena Roger in the lead role. Roger, a fan of Madonna in the film version, was born in 1974, the year that Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice started work on what was to become one of their most successful musicals. Lloyd Webber said he had no plans to write new songs for the show, which opens in June.
October 23, 2005 |
The larger battle may be over the future of Peronism, but it's the fight between the first ladies that has grabbed the headlines as Argentines go to the polls today. The mud-slinging campaign closed last week in an eleventh-hour frenzy of verbal volleys, with President Nestor Kirchner saying he would be "a prisoner of vested interests" during his remaining two years in office if his slate does not win big in the midterm legislative elections.