"This is our way of showing our great admiration for you and your music. We are very proud to be part of your 'American' musical staff": First Edition of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita; from the library of Andrew Lloyd Webber
WEBBER, Andrew Lloyd.
Item Number: 130419
First edition of the musical score from the 1979 Broadway production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated title page. Association copy, inscribed by Mathilde Pincus of Chelsea Music on the second free endpaper to Andrew Lloyd Webber, “To Andrew Lloyd Webber: This is our way of showing our great admiration for you and your music. We are very proud to be part of your ‘American’ musical staff. Sincerely – and with best regards, Mathilde Pincus and Chelsea Music.” Mathilde Pincus was a leading music-preparation supervisor for the New York theater. The recipient, Andrew Lloyd Webber cowrote the lyrics to the Tony award-winning musical Evita, perhaps best known for the memorable song “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.” In near fine condition. Rare and desirable with fine provenance.
The Tony Award-winning musical Evita began as a rock opera concept album released in 1976. Its success led to productions in London's West End in 1978, winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical, and on Broadway a year later, where it was the first British musical to receive the Tony Award for Best Musical. First recorded by a cast assembled specifically for the recording in 1976, the first stage cast recording of Evita was of the original London production in 1978. The original Broadway cast was recorded for an album released in 1979. Lloyd Webber and Rice produced these first three recordings.