'Evita' to close in January when Big 3 leave

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Photo -   FILE - This March 12, 2012 file photo shows actors, from left, Michael Cerveris, Elena Roger and Ricky Martin at the curtain call after their first performance in the new Broadway production of "Evita", in New York. Cerveris, Roger and Martin will perform their final performances on Jan. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)
FILE - This March 12, 2012 file photo shows actors, from left, Michael Cerveris, Elena Roger and Ricky Martin at the curtain call after their first performance in the new Broadway production of "Evita", in New York. Cerveris, Roger and Martin will perform their final performances on Jan. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Broadway revival of "Evita" — faced with trying to replace Ricky Martin, Elena Roger and Michael Cerveris — will instead close when the Big Three leave early next year.

Producers of the Tony Award-nominated revival of Tim Rice's and Andrew Lloyd Webber's landmark musical said Tuesday night they have decided against plans for an open-ended run after Martin, Roger and Cerveris leave after the Jan. 26 performance.

The revival opened March 12 at the Marquis Theatre, directed by Michael Grandage and choreographed by Rob Ashford. It has broken the theater's box office record seven times.

The musical tells the story of Argentina's Eva Peron, who rose from the slums to the presidential mansion. Roger plays Eva, Cerveris her husband and Martin is Che.

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Online: http://evitaonbroadway.com

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