The famed singing actress will play Jazz at Lincoln Center's Allen Room overlooking Central Park Feb. 10 at 8:30 PM and Feb. 12 at 6:30 PM (the second show was added due to audience demand). Tony-winning City of Angels lyricist David Zippel directs.
Paige will be accompanied at The Allen Room by musical director Tedd Firth on piano, Bob Magnuson on woodwinds, Pete Smith on guitar and John Arbo on bass.
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.
Paige will reprise her acclaimed performance as Carlotta in the spring Los Angeles engagement of Follies.
Visit AmericanSongbook.org, or phone (212) 721-6500. The Allen Room is located in Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center on Broadway at 60th Street.