Ricky Martin to end Broadway run in Evita
Hit musical will continue with new stars in key roles
On Sunday, Ricky Martin tweeted to his 7.5 million followers of the Broadway hit Evita: ‘Every show, every scene, every song, every lyric, has a special reason, special meaning. It’s incredible. I don’t get tired.’
Just a day later (26 November), it’s been announced that he will be leaving the hit show at the end of January along with co-stars Elena Rogers and Michael Cerveris.
According to BroadwayWorld.com, the trio will leave Evita after the 23 January performance but the show will continue with new stars who are still to be announced.
Martin has played the role of Che at the Marquis Theatre in New York City since previews of the revival began on 12 March. The show officially opened 5 April.
It was Martin’s first Broadway role since starring in Les Miserables in 1996.
‘I have mad respect for the Broadway community,’ Martin told Jimmy Fallon in August. ‘It’s eight shows a week, you grow as an actor. You have to be really focused and if you miss it, everyone will find out. You feel very vulnerable.’
Martin has not yet made his future professional plans known but in July, he signed a talent holding deal with NBCUniversal and will see be developing his own starring network TV vehicle.