Singer Ricky Martin in the role of Che in the Broadway revival of Evita has been described as “heaven” by the show's choreographer.

The 39-year-old father of twin boys Valentino and Matteo will follow in the steps of Mandy Patinkin, who played Che in the original Broadway musical, when he takes to the stage in spring 2012.

The new production marks the first return of the Perons to the Broadway stage since Evita's 1979 Tony Award-winning New York debut starring Broadway diva Patti LuPone as Eva Peron.

Martin's dancing prowess is lauded by director-choreographer Rob Ashford in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly.

Ashford, a 20-plus year Broadway veteran and Tony winner, said he can't wait to see Martin in the new production.

“I can't wait,” Ashford said. “That's going to be heaven. I have some thoughts already. We did the show already in London, but there were moments that I wished there was more of an opportunity [for dance] and he's [Martin] going to provide it. There's no question.”