|Music||Andrew Lloyd Webber|
|Basis||Life of Eva Perón|
|Productions||West End (1978)|
|Awards||Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical (1978)|
Tony Award for Best Musical (1979)
Evita is a musical. The lyrics were written by Tim Rice. The music was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The musical is based on the life of Eva Perón (1919-1952), the wife of Argentine President Juan Perón.
Evita opened on the West End in 1978, and on Broadway in 1979. It won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical and the Tony Award for Best Musical. In 1996, a movie version was released starring Madonna.