THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Olivier Winner and Recent Follies Star Elaine Paige Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences

By Andrew Gans
July 4, 2012

Playbill.com's new feature series, Their Favorite Things, asks members of the theatre community to share the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience.

This week we spotlight the choices of Olivier winner Elaine Paige, the Evita and Cats star who was recently seen in the Tony-nominated revival of Follies. A variation on a theme, London stage star Paige provided us with a list of the favorite productions she caught during her year in the U.S. (as well as one production she enjoyed in the West End).



One Man, Two Guvnors.

 

"Best thing I’ve seen in years and years. The whole cast is wonderful, but James Corden was outstanding – it’s a tour de force performance from him."

Learn more about James Corden at the Playbill Vault.

 

 

 End of the Rainbow.

 

"Tracie Bennett – extraordinary performance of high energy and manic nervousness." 

Learn more about Tracie Bennett at the Playbill Vault

 

 

Hugh Jackman, Back On Broadway .

 

 

"Hugh Jackman was delightful in his one-man show. It had old-fashion charm and reminded me of the old vaudeville song-and-dance shows."

Click here to visit Hugh Jackman's page at the Playbill Vault.

The Book of Mormon.

"As shocking as the reviews said it was. Its irreverence made me laugh out loud. Andrew Rannells was the stand-out performance from this great cast."

Learn more about Andrew Rannells at the Playbill Vault.

 

 

 
Other Desert Cities.

 

"Stockard Channing and Stacey Keach were both exceptional in this brilliant story with a twist at the end."  

Learn more about Stockard Channing and Stacey Keach at the Playbill Vault.

 

 

Bluebird (Atlantic Theatre Company).

"Simon Russell Beale, one of our great British actors, giving his all Off-Broadway as an English taxi driver, was such a thrill."

Learn more about Simon Russell Beale at the Playbill Vault.

 

 

The Recruiting Officer (Donmar Theatre, London).

"Mark Gatiss was absolutely mesmerizing as Captain Brazen."

 

 

 

Seminar

 

"Alan Rickman, fellow Brit, gave an elegant performance."

Learn more about Alan Rickman at the Playbill Vault.

 

War Horse.

 

"Seth Numrich gave a heart-breaking performance in the original role. He was fantastic as was the production."

Learn more about Seth Numrich at the Playbill Vault.

 

 

 
Radio City Christmas Spectacular. 

 

"Absolutely fantastic and a great way to kick off Christmas. Just the best show that everyone should see - it’s a must!!! Can’t believe I’d never seen it before this year. I want to be a Rockette!!"