Hola! Hombres y mujeres! Mi amigos y amigas! The gay man of the hour, Ricky Martin!
Ricky does really know how to make a comeback with so much impact. First he admitted he’s gay. Then we wrote his autobiography. After that, he announced a new world tour and now, he’s going play the role of political activist, Che Guevarra, in the musical Broadway production of Evita in Spring in 2012. The main role of Evita will be portrayed by Elena Roger, who also played the role in London last 2006. The revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musicale will be directed by Michael Grandage. This is also Ricky’s comeback to Broadway for he already played the role of Marius in Les Miserables in 1995.
“I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to perform on many of the world’s largest concert stages, but I’ve never lost my love for the intimacy of the theater. I’m delighted to know that after I’ve had the chance to share new music and tour over the coming year, that I will then return once again to Broadway. I’m looking forward to playing such an essential part in Michael Grandage’s wonderful production and the chance to work with the tremendously talented Elena Roger.”
Ricky on his role as Che Guevarra
Some people maybe raising their eyebrows about his portrayal but I have a feeling he will give justice to the role of the political activist. I hope I am right.
On the other hand, don’t you think it would be fun if we can hear a Ricky Martin version of “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina”? Why not? A totally gay Broadway song for an openly gay man. Perfect combo, right?
What do you think?