Paige to Celebrate 40 Years in Show Biz with the Anniversary Concert
13 Aug 2008
Elaine Paige, the British musical theatre actress who made her Broadway debut in Sunset Boulevard, will celebrate her 40 years in show business with a new concert.
Entitled the Anniversary Concert, the evening of song will feature many of Paige's showstoppers from her theatrical outings as well as tunes from her gold and platinum-selling albums.
Paige will debut the Anniversary Concert Sept. 12 at Breamore House, near Ringwood, in the U.K. Show time is 8 PM. For tickets visit www.ticketsouth.co.uk.
The acclaimed singing actress will also launch a Scandinavian tour in October. Confirmed dates, according to Paige's official website, follow:
Oct. 1 in Ringsted Kongrescenter, Denmark www.rtk.dk Oct. 2 in Viborg - Tinghallen, Denmark www.tinghallen.dk Oct. 4 in Oslo Konserthus, Norway www.oslokonserthus.no Oct. 5 in Copenhagen, Denmark - Falkoner, Frederiksberg www.billetnet.dk Oct. 7 in Goteborg, Sweden - Liseberg Hallen www.liseberg.se Oct. 9 at Arhus, Musikhuset, Denmark Oct. 10 in Lund, Sweden Oct. 12 in Odense, Denmark
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.
Oberon Books Ltd will publish Paige's autobiography, which is titled "Memories," Oct. 2.