Director brings Argentine heritage to Skylight Music Theatre’s ‘Evita’

Director and choreographer Gustavo Zajac brings an informed take to Skylight Music Theater’s new musical Evita.

Zajac was born and raised in Buenos Aires. Everyone knows him in Buenos Aires because his musical hit “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” is being broadcast all over the world. But Zayak said he would never stage “Evita” in his hometown. Because Peronistas – supporters of the late dictator Juan Perón – bomb the theaters.

As a girl, his mother experienced anti-Semitism at school and was even beaten after World War II for being Jewish in a country that hosted many Nazis.

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