You’ll have to suspend disbelief and trust me on this one, people. It’s time for Evita to finally step back and make way for a lady with far better footwear.
You see, the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre has announced the East Coast premiere of IMELDA, A New Musical, “a portrait of the ambitious and controversial woman often referred to as ‘The Steel Butterfly.’ The musical spans the 1940s to 1980s, the pivotal years after the Philippines gained its independence. Imelda Marcos wanted to set her country as an equal player on the world stage and gain the respect of the world.” And she looked fabulous while doing so, darlings!
I just pray the show doesn’t waste time with songs about trivial stuff like how Imelda’s hubby’s top political rival was mysteriously assassinated. I only want lots of splashy numbers about her shoe collection!
The limited engagement plays September 22nd – October 18th at The Julia Miles Theatre, 424 West 55th Street.