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Ricky Martin on Returning to Broadway in a One-Man Show, Touring with His Twin Boys & What He’s Thankful for This Holiday & More

Via Extra:

“Extra’s” Mario Lopez caught up with singer Ricky Martin backstage at the first iHeart Radio Fiesta Latino on November 22nd, where the superstar opened up about his 30 year musical career, returning to Broadway and doing a one-man show, touring with his twin boys, what he’s thankful for this Thanksgiving and more.

On his 30 year career in music, Ricky told Mario,“Maybe it all started like a game. One thing for sure, I was passionate about being on stage and I’m just as passionate today.”

On appearing recently on Broadway and his plans to do a one-man show Ricky shared, ” I would definitely go back to Broadway. I would love to do a one man show.” Mario added, “Oh, really?” and Ricky said, “Did I just say that? Shhhh…I’m going to start working on it very soon.”

As for touring with his 6-year-old twin boys, Matteo and Valentino, Ricky revealed, “The kids are on the road with me man, they were born into this and they don’t know anything else, they are very happy.” Mario asked, “You see little performers or no?” Ricky revealed, “One of them is, he’s six years old, and he’s beat boxing like crazy. So yes, he’s into music.”

Talking charity work with pal Eva Longoria and The Eva Longoria foundation and the Ricky Martin Foundation uniting forces, Ricky said “ …I am very lucky to be working with her [Eva]…This is only the beginning of a very beautiful philanthropic marriage.”

And as for Thanksgiving and what he is thankful for this holiday, Ricky said he’s thankful for “Health, family, of course, success…just to be able to walk onto stage and see twenty thousand people every night is fascinating.”

Critics Had Some Strong Comments To Say About Ricky Martin’s Portrayal of Che Guevara in Evita!

Ricky Martin could be the best thing that ever happened to the Evita Broadway revival. And I can see why.

Reviewers are giving the Latin hottie big fat praise for the revamped production calling him impressive and appealing.

Martin portrays Che Guevara in the musical, opposite Argentine actress Elena Roger, and the reviews are mostly positive.

Here are a few of what the critics had to say:

Steve Suskin Variety said, “Director Michael Grandage scores with a dynamic new Evita, graced by an impressive performance from Argentinean actress Elena Roger and the ticket-selling presence of recording star Ricky Martin, who acquits himself nicely if not remarkably.”

The New York Daily News’ Joe Dziemianowicz says that Martin “gives an appealing performance”.

New York Post’s reviewer says Martin as Guevara is “a supernova of charisma”.

David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter said, “(Martin’s) dramatic presence could be more aggressive, but Martin’s Latin-pop vocals are a smooth fit for the role.”

The Associated Press’ Mark Kennedy writes, “He sings beautifully, dances gracefully, athletically climbs ladders, plays his role with a knowing sneer and elicits drools in his suspenders and tight white shirt. He even makes a mustache work. In fact, maybe it’s time for Broadway to have a new rule: Put Ricky Martin in everything… Heck, put him in Mary Poppins and watch the roof really lift off.”

How come I’m not surprised? Ricky Martin freakin’ rocks.

Birthday Bitches

Ricky Martin is 40.

Dave Bartholomew is 91.

Lemmy of Motorhead is 66.

Clarence Gilyard is 56.

Stephanie Hodge is 55.

Ian Burden of Human League is 54.

Anil Kapoor is 52.

Mary Ramsey of 10,000 Maniacs is 48.

Mark Valley is 47.

Diedrich Bader is 45.

Stephenie Meyer is 38.

Ryan Seacrest is 37.

Your Exclusive First Access to EVITA – Get Tickets Now!

International superstar Ricky Martin is making his return to Broadway in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s landmark Tony Award-winning musical Evita, alongside Olivier Award winner Elena Roger and Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris!

The fabulous new production has already won critical acclaim at its premiere in London, and comes to Broadway in its first ever revival. Ticket information below!

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