Elaine Paige Tweets Evita Surprise for Gypsy of the Year Competition

News   Elaine Paige Tweets Evita Surprise for Gypsy of the Year Competition
Broadway audiences may finally get a glimpse of Olivier Award-winning actress Elaine Paige's take on Eva Peron. The West End star, who is currently appearing in the Broadway revival of Follies, hinted at a special surprise for Gypsy of the Year audiences Dec. 5.

Elaine Paige
Elaine Paige

Paige, who will appear with members of the Follies cast, tweeted, "After 33 yrs I'll finally sing Evita on a B'way stage 2day @ Gypsy of the Year @ New Amsterdam Theatre 4.30pm in NYC."

Representatives for Follies could not confirm details of the performance at the Gypsy of the Year competition. Gypsy will also be presented Dec. 6 at 2 PM. Click here to read Playbill.com's coverage of the annual benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

In 1978, Paige originated the role of Eva Peron in the Harold Prince world-premiere staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Evita. She earned an Olivier Award for her performance.

Evita arrived on Broadway in 1979, with Patti LuPone in the title role of the Prince production. LuPone earned a Tony Award for her performance.

Paige was last seen on Broadway as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. She currently stars as Carlotta Campion, belting out "I'm Still Here," in the revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's Follies.

Evita will return to Broadway in March with Elena Roger in the title role. Ricky Martin and Michael Cerveris co-star.

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