Ricky Martin will star as the male lead, Che, in a Broadway revival of "Evita" in spring 2012.
Martin will reprise the role played by Antonio Banderas in the 1996 film, which starred Madonna as the wife of Argentine dictator Juan Peron. Martin starred as Marius in "Les Misérables" on Broadway in 1996. The new Broadway Evita is Argentine actress Elena Roger, who starred in the show's 2006 London run.
The new production of the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, the first on Broadway since its debut over 30 years ago, will be staged at a yet-unnamed Nederlander theater. The show will be directed by Michael Grandage ("Guys & Dolls"), choreographed by Rob Ashford ("Thoroughly Modern Millie") and produced by Hal Luftig and Scott Sanders.