Elaine Paige Announces First Post-Follies U.K. Concert Date

News   Elaine Paige Announces First Post-Follies U.K. Concert Date Olivier Award winner Elaine Paige, who is currently playing her final week in the Broadway revival of Follies, has announced her first post-Follies U.K. concert engagement.

Paige, who will reprise her acclaimed performance as Carlotta in the spring Los Angeles engagement of Follies, will perform in concert April 4 at the Royal Hall in Harrogate. Tickets are now on sale by calling 01423 502 116 or by visiting www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk. As previously reported, the singing actress will make her solo New York concert debut Feb. 10 at 8:30 PM and Feb. 12 at 6:30 PM as part of the American Songbook series held in The Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. For more information visit AmericanSongbook.org.

To read a recent Playbill.com interview with Paige, click here.

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. 

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