Elaine Paige to Offer U.K. Concert Tour Celebrating 40 Years in Show Biz

News   Elaine Paige to Offer U.K. Concert Tour Celebrating 40 Years in Show Biz Elaine Paige, who is often referred to as London's First Lady of Musical Theatre, will launch a U.K. concert tour in February 2009 celebrating her 40 years in show business.
Elaine Paige
Elaine Paige

The 14-city tour includes an evening at London's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on March 8, 2009. Concertgoers can expect to hear some of the songs most associated with her award-winning theatre and concert career.

Current tour dates follow:

Feb. 15-16, 2009 at Birmingham's Symphony Hall; www.thsh.co.uk
Feb. 19 at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall; www.glasgowconcerthalls.com
Feb. 20 at Perth's Concert Hall; www.horsecross.co.uk
Feb. 23-24 at Newcastle's Theatre Royal; www.theatreroyal.co.uk
Feb. 26-27 at Northampton's Royal & Derngate; www.royalandderngate.co.uk
March 1-2 at Salford's The Lowry; www.thelowry.com
March 4 at Cardiff's St. David's Hall; www.stdavidshall.cardiff.co.uk
March 5 at Torquay's Princess Theatre; www.princesstheatre.org.uk
March 8 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; www.seetickets.com
March 9 at Southend's Cliffs Pavilion; www.thecliffspavilion.co.uk
March 11 at Ipswich's Regent; www.ipswichregent.com
March 12 at Cambridge's Corn Exchange; www.cornex.co.uk
March 15 at Leeds' Grand Theatre; www.leedsgrandtheatre.com
March 16 at Eastbourne's The Congress Theatre; www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk

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.elainepaige.com.