Evita purists need to brace themselves for the fact that this version — billed as the first new production of Evita since the original on Broadway 30 years ago, with new orchestration — incorporates the song “You Must Love Me” from Madonna’s movie version. There’s also new choreography courtesy of Tony Award winner Rob Ashford. Tony and Olivier-Award winner Michael Grandage directs, and according to MacLaughlin has “reinvented this piece; you can see it through Eva’s eyes, how she would see the city.”
7:30 p.m. Sunday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through May 18. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby. For information, call 713-558-8887 or visit tuts.com. $24 to $121.
Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Starts: May 6. Continues through May 18, 2014