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Mia Maestro Drops Out Of Evita Film

25th November 2014

Actress Mia Maestro has dropped out of a long-delayed new Evita movie due to scheduling conflicts.The actress was slated to play Eva Peron, the famous First Lady of her native Argentina, and was scheduled to...

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Madonna's Iconic Gowns And Costumes Up For Auction

19th August 2014

Gowns Madonna wore for her Material Girl video and as Evita Peron in Evita are to be auctioned off as part of the singer's biggest memorabilia sale.Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills are handling the items,...

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Fascinating Fact: 4261997

27th June 2014

Andrew Lloyd Webber's popular musicals Cats and Evita are set to return to the West End stage later this year (14). Cats, which closed 12 years ago, will open at the London Palladium in December...

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Evita To Close After Ricky Martin Steps Down

12th December 2012

Producers behind the Broadway revival of musical Evita have decided not to recast the show once Ricky Martin's run comes to an end.The superstar singer has been treading the boards as the Eva Peron story's...

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Martin Wins Over Critics With Evita Revival

6th April 2012

Singer/actor Ricky Martin has won over theatre critics with his Broadway bow in the revival of Evita, with one reviewer insisting the Latin superstar is "easily the best thing" about the revamped production.The Livin' la...

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The Things They Say 24603

13th March 2012

"I was begging for the energy of the audience, and that's what we got tonight. It was a beautiful evening." Latin pop star Ricky Martin was given a big boost from his fans as he...

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Lloyd Webber Impressed By Martin's Che

6th February 2012

Theatre mogul Andrew Lloyd Webber has applauded Ricky Martin's talents as the gay pop star prepares to hit the stage in Evita, confessing the She Bangs hitmaker would have made a good Phantom of the...

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Martin's Evita Set For March Previews

27th October 2011

Ricky Martin's updated Evita will hit the Broadway stage in March (12).The pop star will portray Che Guevara in the musical, which will officially open at the Marquis Theatre in New York on 5 April...

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Martin To Revive Evita On Broadway

9th June 2010

Puerto Rican pop star RICKY MARTIN is returning to Broadway - to star in a revival of Tony Award-winning musical EVITA.The Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice production, which chronicles the life and loves of...

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Streep Denies Madonna Feud

14th July 2008

MERYL STREEP has ended an almost two-decade-long myth suggesting she angrily attacked MADONNA after missing out on the lead in movie musical EVITA, insisting she never said what was reported. In a 1991 New York...

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Blood Brothers For Blanchett And Bono?

6th April 2007

Actress CATE BLANCHETT and rocker BONO are among the big names being lined up to rescue a planned screen adaptation of stage hit BLOOD BROTHERS. Director ALAN PARKER is desperate to land the all-star cast...

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Essex Back On Stage For Aspects

9th March 2007

Aging British pop pin-up DAVID ESSEX is returning to the stage to star in a touring production of SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER's 1989 musical ASPECTS OF LOVE. The WINTER'S TALE singer originated the role of...

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Obi-wan's Lost Cloak Stuns At Auction

7th March 2007

STAR WARS sage OBI-WAN KENOBI's famous cloak has gone under the hammer for $104,000 (GBP53,300) at a movie memorabilia auction. An anonymous fan snapped up the famous hooded garment, which had been tossed into a...

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Rice Shocked By Autograph Hunter Judge In Court

8th February 2007

British music impresario SIR TIM RICE was left shocked at the end of a court hearing yesterday (07FEB07) - when the judge requested his autograph just moments after fining him for speeding. The lyricist, who...

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Singer Paige To Make West End Comeback

19th January 2007

British musical star ELAINE PAIGE is to return to London's West End stage for the first time in seven years in May (07), with the lead role in a production of hit Broadway musical THE...

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Johansson Wants To Remake Evita

21st December 2006

SCARLETT JOHANSSON is desperate to surpass the precedent set by MADONNA in a proposed big screen remake of EVITA. The LOST IN TRANSLATION beauty fell in love with the SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER musical as...

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Madonna To Turn Movie Director?

20th December 2006

Pop superstar and sometime actress MADONNA is reportedly poised to make her cinematic directorial debut. The MATERIAL GIRL is listed as the director of upcoming film BLADE TO THE HEAT on industry website, where...

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Fisher Wows On Opening Night

16th November 2006

SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER has hailed reality TV show winner CONNIE FISHER after her opening night playing MARIA in THE SOUND OF MUSIC in London's West End. The 23-year-old, chosen to star in the show...

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Rice: 'Musical Theatre Is A Rip-off'

6th November 2006

Lyricist SIR TIM RICE has slammed the current state of musical theatre, insisting stage versions of DIRTY DANCING and the forthcoming THE LORD OF THE RINGS are a ploy to fleece money out of paying...

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Rice Hints At Lloyd Webber Reunion

6th November 2006

Lyricist SIR TIM RICE is keen to work with composer SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER again, providing the pair's new material doesn't damage their legacy. The pair fell out after collaborating on smash musical EVITA...

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Paige's Fears For The Future Of Musicals

9th October 2006

British musical star ELAINE PAIGE has hit out at SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER's TV show HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE MARIA?, insisting it could damage spurned contestants forever. Paige, who shot to stardom...

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Rice And Lloyd-webber Team Up Again

28th September 2006

SIR ANDREW LLOYD-WEBBER and TIM RICE are to team up for the first time in a decade to pen a new tune for British reality TV star CONNIE FISHER's first album. Fisher recently won the...

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Lloyd Webber To Tackle Controversial Russian Novel

26th August 2006

Musicals mogul ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER's next stage spectacular will be inspired by MIKHAIL BULGAKOV's Russian novel THE MASTER AND MARGARITA. The theatre impresario made the announcement on his website yesterday (25AUG06), calling the project his...

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Madonna Abandons Movie Career

12th August 2006

MADONNA has begrudgingly turned her back on her movie career, because she is convinced the media is hell bent on ensuring her film projects are flops. The LIKE A VIRGIN singer was lauded for her...

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Stone Considering Playboy Musical?

7th August 2006

OLIVER STONE has hinted he's planning a Playboy musical about the life of publishing tycoon HUGH HEFNER. The NATURAL BORN KILLERS director admits he's had enough of tough dramas, political sagas and harrowing epics and...

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Lloyd Webber Missed Out On Potter Musical

31st July 2006

SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER developed plans to bring JK ROWLING's HARRY POTTER tales to London's West End, until he realised Hollywood film bosses already owned the stage rights. The EVITA and CATS composer had hoped...

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Lloyd Webber Slams State Of West End

31st July 2006

SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER has hit out at the state of West End musicals, blaming their preoccupation with the "feel-good factor" for dwindling ticket sales. The theatre impresario is dismayed shows aren't brave enough to...

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The Things They Say 1948

3rd May 2006

"Forever we were JUAN and EVA PERON. Nobody ever caught on." TIM MCGRAW reveals he and wife FAITH HILL used to check into hotels as Argentina's former President and his First Lady, the lead characters...

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Rice Hates Modern Cinema

4th April 2006

Celebrated British lyricist SIR TIM RICE despises going to the cinema - because she believes modern films are boring and audiences eat too much popcorn. The three-time Oscar winner, who penned the songs for EVITA,...

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Stone Slams Madonna's Evita Performance

27th February 2006

Controversial film-maker OLIVER STONE has dismissed MADONNA's performance in 1996 musical EVITA as inadequate, because she could only play the historical figure like a "hooker". The Oscar-winning director, who had long dreamed of making...

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