'Evita' on the Israeli Stage Delivers as a Spectacle, but Something Is Missing

Our critic was left to wonder if there was any message to be drawn from the Habima National Theater’s presentation of a play about a country whose flag is blue and white and in which the wife of the leader has a very big influence on politics.

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Some showbiz successes are hard to explain, like Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Evita.” It premiered in the late 1970s, after the hit song “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina,” which was included on the...