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Gay Icon Ricky Martin Takes On Broadway

By Charlotte Robinson, March 12, 2012
About a year ago we interviewed Ricky Martin who received the GLAAD VITO RUSSO AWARD in NYC. Now Ricky Martin has settled into New York with his partner & two children as he gears up to play Ché in the Broadway revival of the show EVITA scheduled to open next month. This month he’s featured on the cover of THE ADVOCATE. Martin told us last year coming out was one of the best things he’s ever done. Ricky says he wasn’t looking for a relationship when a mutual friend introduced him to Carlos Gonzalez Abella, a financial analyst-stockbroker in 2008. “It was just one of those things that just happened,” he recalls. “I was like, ‘You’re not supposed to be here right now. Would you please allow me to just go on my journey?’” Hesitant to talk about press-shy Abella in the past, Martin opens up a little bit further. “I think he’s so sexy. He’s very smart. That is such a turn-on. He leaves the house every day in a suit & tie & that is so sexy. It’s two different worlds—his & mine. I know as much about his world as he knows about my world, which makes it really cool.” Now Martin will bring his passion to Broadway starring as Che, the rebellious voice of the people & antagonist to Argentinean first lady Eva Peron in the revival of EVITA. Che is someone Martin feels he’s been preparing to play his entire life & he relates to the character’s conflicting emotions. “I can go from anger to love to uncertainty within 30 minutes of the show,” Martin says. “That’s amazing because that’s what my life has been about for the last 3 years—feeling. Not sabotaging any kind of emotions. Letting everything just come through me a verbalize it. It’s a very spiritual exercise that I’ll do every night.” Read Ricky Martin ADVOCATE interview….
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