"All That Jazz": Follies Star Elaine Paige Will Play Chichester in July

News   "All That Jazz": Follies Star Elaine Paige Will Play Chichester in July
 
West End musical theatre star Elaine Paige, who is currently starring in the Kennedy Center production of Stephen Sondheim's Follies, will go it solo at this summer's Chichester Festival.

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An Evening with Elaine Paige will be presented July 9 at 8 PM in the Chichester Cathedral.

"The First Lady of Musical Theatre arrives for an exclusive performance in Chichester Cathedral," according to press notes. "Famous for her countless successes in the West End Elaine Paige celebrates her love of jazz classics in her own unique style in this headline performance featuring a range of classic jazz songs and contemporary numbers."

The Chichester Festivities run June 24-July 10.

Elaine Paige was brought to the public's attention when she created the role of Eva Peron in the original London production of Evita. She then created the role of Grizabella in the original production of Cats and followed with a recording hit: "I Know Him So Well," with Barbara Dickson, from the concept album of Chess. Paige later starred in the West End mounting of Chess as well as London productions of Anything Goes, The King and I, Piaf and Sunset Boulevard. She repeated her work as Norma Desmond for New York audiences, and in 2004 she performed the role of Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd at the New York City Opera (and snagged a Drama Desk Award nomination for her work). She has recorded 16 solo albums and six cast albums. In 1995 Paige received the Order of the British Empire for services to Musical Theatre. Paige most recently starred in the title role of the London production of The Drowsy Chaperone and currently hosts a weekly radio program for the BBC.

For more information visit www.chifest.org.uk.

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