Elaine Paige to Film DVD During Australia/New Zealand Concert Tour

News   Elaine Paige to Film DVD During Australia/New Zealand Concert Tour Elaine Paige, the leading lady of the British musical theatre who made her Broadway debut in Sunset Boulevard, will bring her concert tour to Australia and New Zealand this fall.
Elaine Paige
Elaine Paige

Paige is scheduled to visit those destinations in October and November, according to her official website. The acclaimed singing actress will also film a new DVD during one of her Australian tour dates. Tour dates follow:

Oct. 24 at Hamer Hall, Melbourne; www.theartscentre.com.au
Oct. 25 at Festival Theatre, Adelaide; www.bass.net.au
Oct. 27 at Brisbane Convection Centre; www.ticketek.com.au
Oct. 30 at the Royal Theatre, Canberra; www.ticketek.com.au
Oct. 31 at the State Theatre, Sydney; www.ticketmaster.com.au
Nov. 2 at the Burswood Theatre, Perth; www.ticketek.com.au
Nov. 6 at the Aotea Centre, Auckland; booking information to be confirmed
Nov. 8 at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington; booking information to be confirmed

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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