Is Evita based on a true story?
Drama based on the life of Eva Peron, an obscure actress, who rose to become wife of Argentine strong-man President Juan Peron and one of the most powerful figures in Argentina until her death in 1952 at age 33.
Who played Evita best?
merely because the clichés between the songs are sung rather than spoken” and “one of the most disagreeable evenings I have ever spent in my life”. This production won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical, and Elaine Paige won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Musical.
How much of Evita is true?
The story is probably not true, scholars say, but it is true that at age 15, Eva Duarte headed to Buenos Aires, driven by dreams of becoming an actress, like her Hollywood heroine, Norma Shearer. Did she sleep her way to success?