Olivier Award Winner Elaine Paige's "Farewell" Concert Filmed Tonight

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The "farewell" tour of Elaine Paige, the Olivier Award-winning British musical theatre star, who has appeared on New York stages in Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd and Follies, will be filmed, according to the actress' official website.

Elaine Paige
Elaine Paige

Entitled Page by Page by Paige, the tour, celebrating the acclaimed singing actress' 50th anniversary in show business, began Oct. 9 in Cardiff and will conclude Dec. 6 in Melbourne, Australia.

Paige is offering an evening at London’s Royal Albert Hall Oct. 20 with special guests and the BBC Concert Orchestra. It is this London evening that will be preserved.

Details of a broadcast or DVD release have yet to be announced.

The tour, according to press notes, encompasses "Elaine Paige’s monumental career, with songs from the world of musical theatre and her hugely successful recording catalogue."

“I’ve thought long and hard about this decision, but feel this landmark event, my 50th Anniversary, is a good time to bid adieu," Paige said in a statement. "I’m really look forward to seeing everyone – it’ll be As If We Never Said Goodbye!”

The tour does not mark the Olivier winner's retirement, only her decision not to embark on further tours.

Remaining tour dates follow:

Oct. 20 in London; Royal Albert Hall
Oct. 22 in Brighton Dome
Oct. 28-29 in Dublin, Ireland
Oct. 31 in Cork, Ireland
Dec. 5 in Sydney, Australia
Dec. 6 in Melbourne, Australia

Paige's numerous London theatrical credits include Evita, Cats, Chess, Sunset Boulevard, Piaf, The King and I, Anything Goes, The Drowsy Chaperone and more.

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