“We are so honored and proud to be the first local company ever to design, build, and co-produce a show for TPAC’s prestigious Broadway series,” says Jake Speck, Studio Tenn’s managing director. “This historic collaboration will showcase the incredible creative capacities of both Nashville and New York in a way that’s never been done before.”

This month it’s going to be a bonafide big deal when the Tennessee Performing Arts Center launches its 2016–17 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway season with a stunning new production of EVITA starring Broadway powerhouse Eden Espinosa (Wicked, Brooklyn the Musical, RENT) as Eva Perón. This exciting new collaboration combines the brightest talents of New York and Nashville and marks Studio Tenn’s first inclusion as part of TPAC’s annual Broadway series. And it’s the first time TPAC has welcomed a local Nashville theatre company into its Broadway spotlight. The production, including sets and costumes, is being built and cultivated from Nashville’s local creative community, with Perón’s life story as inspiration.