Elaine Paige Will Launch First-Ever U.S. Concert Tour in February 2013

News   Elaine Paige Will Launch First-Ever U.S. Concert Tour in February 2013
Olivier Award winner Elaine Paige, who is currently reprising her Drama Desk-nominated Broadway role of Carlotta in the Los Angeles engagement of Follies, will launch her first U.S. concert tour next year.

Elaine Paige
Elaine Paige

Olivier winner Paige told the Advocate that her tour will begin in Los Angeles Feb. 23, 2013.

"Next year I'm coming back to the States to do my first-ever U.S. tour," Paige said. "It's taken me, oh, I don't know... only 40 years. It starts right here in L.A. on February 23, then Vegas, Mesa, Arizona at the Piper Theater, Palm Springs at the McCallum Theater, San Francisco at the Venetian Room, then the rest of the country. I'm so excited — another first!"

Tour dates will be announced at a later time.

As previously reported, Paige will head to New Zealand and Australia in October. Current tour dates follow:

Oct. 14 Christchurch - NEW ZEALAND
Oct. 16

Oct. 20
Riverside Theatre
Ticketek 132 849

Oct. 23
Aec Theatre
Ticketek 132 849

Oct. 24
Palais Theatre
Ticketmaster 136 100

Oct. 26
State Theatre
Ticketmaster 136 100

Oct. 28
Canberra Theatre
Canberra Ticketing

Oct. 29
Qpac Concert Hall
Qtix Box Office 136 246

To read a previous Playbill.com interview with Paige, click here.

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. 

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