Actress, recording artist, producer and broadcaster; Elaine Paige
has announced today her new UK concert for 2014, ‘Page by Page by Paige’ celebrating her 50th Anniversary in show business, is to be her farewell tour.
“I’ve thought long and hard about this decision, but feel this landmark event, my 50th Anniversary, is a good time to bid adieu. I’m really look forward to seeing everyone – it’ll be As If We Never Said Goodbye!”
The tour commences on Thursday 9th October at St David’s Hall in Cardiff and ends at the Brighton Dome on Wednesday 22nd October and includes a very special show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Monday 20th October with special guests and the BBC Concert Orchestra.
As “The First Lady of Musical Theatre” Elaine Paige has made a major contribution to the modern musical. Olivier Winner and five-time nominee, Elaine has starred in numerous productions in the West End and on Broadway. Elaine has also performed in concert worldwide from The White House to The Great Hall of the People in Beijing, from the Bolshoi to Sydney Opera House.
Elaine swept to fame when she created her award winning performance as Eva Peron in Evita. Shortly afterwards she created the roles of Grizabella in the original production of Cats - the classic song Memory becoming her signature – and Florence in Chess (which featured her record breaking number one hit I Know Him So Well with Barbara Dickson)
Elaine’s other theatre productions include Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, Billy, Anything Goes, Piaf, Sunset Boulevard in London and on Broadway, The King and I, Sweeney Todd (New York City Opera) & most recently Stephen Sondheim’s Follies in Washington, New York and Los Angeles. She has worked twice with Sir Peter Hall’s Theatre Company in The Misanthrope and Feydeau’s Where There’s A Will.
Elaine has also had many television dramatic roles plus her own TV specials and Royal Variety Shows, recorded 18 solo albums (4 multi-Platinum and 9 consecutive Gold), 7 cast recordings and has been honoured with numerous awards and has been honoured with an OBE for services to musical theatre.
2014 also marks the 10th anniversary of the hugely successful weekly BBC Radio 2 show Elaine Paige on Sunday. The programme, devoted to musical theatre and film music, continues to delight audiences of over 2 million listeners each week with its mix of music and interviews.
This new headline tour, in some of the UK’s most beautiful theatres, will encompass Elaine Paige’s monumental career, with songs from the world of musical theatre and her hugely successful recording catalogue.
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