The singing actress will make her debut at the Taipei Arena in Taiwan Nov. 12, a concert date arranged prior to the announcement that the Kennedy Center production of Follies would move to Broadway.
In the upcoming concert Paige will perform a selection of standards, her greatest hits and some of the modern classics featured on her most recent album, "Elaine Paige and Friends," which was released in November 2010, entered the UK Top 20 and was awarded a gold disc for sales over 100,000.
Due to the traveling demands and rehearsal schedule, Paige will be not be appearing in Follies Nov. 8-14. Her standby is a fellow former Evita, Florence Lacey, who normally plays the role of Sandra Crane in Follies.
To read a recent 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. For more information visit http://www.taipeiarena.com.