Follies Star Elaine Paige Says Elaine Stritch's Sondheim Show Is a "Master Class"

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Olivier Award winner Elaine Paige, who is currently playing Carlotta Campion in the Kennedy Center's critically acclaimed production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning Follies at the Marquis Theatre, recently had the chance to catch fellow actress Elaine Stritch's cabaret act at the Cafe Carlyle.

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In her roving report for BBC Radio 2's "Elaine Paige On Sunday," Paige spoke about Stritch's show, Elaine Stritch At Home at the Carlyle: Singin' Sondheim... Again. Why Not?

"Opening with 'I Feel Pretty,' infused with that wonderful sense of self-deprecatory humor Elaine does so well," Paige said, "she followed with 'Everybody Says Don't' and I found myself witnessing a master class from one of the greats, accompanied by a small band and Rob Bowman at the piano, who shares a special rapport with her. It was a pleasure to see her weave her magic web, she is so real, so funny. It was really very moving. She is the 'Broadway Baby.'"

Paige added, "Hal Prince was there, and it was so great to see him, and later both Elaine and I sandwiched him to have a photo taken!"

Elaine Stritch At Home at the Carlyle: Singin' Sondheim... Again. Why Not? will continue through Oct. 8. For more information visit www.thecarlyle.com.

Follies plays Broadway's Marquis Theatre. For tickets, phone (877) 250-2929 or visit Ticketmaster.com.

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