Josh Young discusses playing the iconic role of Che in the new National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s EVITA, a role which he first donned at the Stratford Festival under the direction of Gary Griffin. Mr. Young also chats about his Tony Nominated performance as Judas in the recent revival of Jesus Christ Superstar as well as his sensational two solo albums. For more information on Evita, visit BroadwayInChicago.com or EvitaOnBroadway.com. For Josh’s Official webpage, visit Josh-Young.com.
JOSH YOUNG (Che) Josh is thrilled to be a part of this incredible production. Josh received a 2012 Tony Award nomination and Theatre World Award for his critically acclaimed Broadway debut as “Judas” in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar”, directed by Des McAnuff. He appeared in two seasons at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival where his credits include: “Judas” in Jesus Christ Superstar, “Connie Rivers” in Grapes of Wrath, and “Che” in Evita directed by Gary Griffin, earning Broadway World Awards for each. Josh also appeared as “Marius” in the US National Tour of Les Miserables and “Tony” in the International Tour of West Side Story. Josh has performed in North America’s finest regional theaters including La Jolla Playhouse, Walnut Street Theater, St. Louis MUNY, Baltimore Center Stage and North Carolina Theatre. He’s been involved in new works with NYC’s Roundabout Theatre Company, The Transport Group and The New York Musical Theater Festival. Josh’s debut and new album Still Dreaming of Paradise are available on iTunes, Amazon, www.Josh-Young.com and at this theatre’s merchandise stands wherever EVITA merchandise is sold. Josh is the co-founder of Cutting-Edge Composers (cuttingedgecomposers.com), a concert and weekly web series on broadwayworld.com, created to give exposure to musical theatre’s next generation of songwriters. BFA Syracuse University. Tweet@joshpaulyoung.
Broadway In Chicago, along with producers Hal Luftig, Scott Sanders Productionsand Troika Entertainment, is thrilled to announce casting for the national tour of the Tony Award Nominated Best Revival of a Musical and smash hit production of Tim Rice’s and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s EVITA. EVITA will play the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited engagement Sep. 18 – Oct. 6, 2013.
The national tour of EVITA will star Caroline Bowman (Kinky Boots) as Eva Peron, Tony nominated Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar) as Che and Sean MacLaughlin (Woman in White) as Juan Peron. The cast also features Desi Oakley as the alternate for Eva, Christopher Johnstone as Magaldi and Krystina Alabado as the Mistress.
The company will also include Ryan Bailer, Nicholas Belton, Jessica Bishop, Ronald L. Brown, Holly Ann Butler, Diana DiMarzio, Katharine Heaton, Tony Howell, Katie Huff, Patrick Oliver Jones, Ian Liberto, Alison Mahoney, Robin Masella, Megan Ort, John Riddle, Morgan Rose, Chris Kotera, Jeffrey C. Sousa and Tug Watson.
Directed by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford, this is the first new Broadway production of the seven-time Tony Award-winning musical, since it debuted on Broadway over 30 years ago.
Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. She won international acclaim and adoration from her own people as a champion of the poor, while glamour, power and greed made her the world’s first major political celebrity.
EVITA tells Eva’s passionate and tragic story through Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most dazzling and beloved score, including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Buenos Aires,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “High Flying Adored,” together with “You Must Love Me,” the Oscar-winning hit from the film EVITA.
The creative team includes Tony Award-winning Scenic and Costume Designer Christopher Oram (Red), Tony Award-winning Lighting Designer Neil Austin (Red), Olivier Award-winning Sound Designer Mick Potter(Woman In White), Wig and Hair Designer Richard Mawbey (Frost/Nixon), Projection Designer Zachary Borovay (Rock of Ages), and Music Supervisor Kristen Blodgette (The Phantom of the Opera), Music Director/Conductor William Waldrop, Orchestrations are by Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Cullen(Sunset Boulevard), and dance arrangements are by David Chase (Billy Elliot).
Don’t miss this stunning new production the New York Post said “The wait was worth it: packed with memorable tunes, EVITA is a MODERN MASTERPIECE!”
Tickets for EVITA at the Oriental Theatre range from $27-$95. A select number of premium seats are also available for many performances. Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Kiosk at Water Tower Place (845 N. Michigan Ave.), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com.