Evita is a Tony Award-winning musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on the historical story of Eva Duarte de Perón, a poor Argentinian girl who grows up to be the wife of the president of Argentina, worshipped by her people. As a young woman who longs for an acting career, fame, and fortune, Eva quickly learns that her feminine wiles hold power among a culture, and a political system, run by men. As First Lady of Argentina, she aligns herself with the poor, winning herself, and Perón, popularity among Argentinians. Evita becomes a hero to the poor and the working class—and an enemy to the rich. This blockbuster musical shows both the righteous determination and the ruthless power, of Argentina’s 20th-century matriarch.
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