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'Evita,' 'Peter and the Starcatcher' launch national tours

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Once was first, Nice Work was next, and now two more of this year’s major Tony Award nominees have announced plans to launch U.S. tours in 2013.

The Ricky Martin-led revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita will kick off its first national tour in the fall at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island (although the inclusion of Martin on the tour is relatively unlikely). As Evita finds out what’s new with rural Rhode Island, the vivid, imaginative Peter and the Starcatcher will be set sail on its first tour at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, Colorado in August.

Starcatcher holds the honor of being this season’s most Tony Award-nominated play, with nine nominations including Best Play, Best Original Score and Best Director of a Play, while Evita wrangled up three nominations for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Featured Actor in a Musical and Best Choreography.

Casting and additional information for both tours will be announced at a later date.

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