"Elaine Paige Rare and Unseen" DVD Due in December 2012 | Playbill

News "Elaine Paige Rare and Unseen" DVD Due in December 2012
A new DVD featuring rare interview footage with Olivier Award winner Elaine Paige, who is currently starring in the Broadway revival of Follies, will be released later this year.

Entitled "Elaine Paige Rare and Unseen," the DVD is scheduled to arrive Dec. 31, according to the Dress Circle website. The Region Two DVD is described as such: "Told through missing-believed-wiped archive interviews and rare and unseen footage of the singer/actress talking, this insightful DVD is a worthy addition to any Elaine Paige collection. Items genuinely unseen and never before seen on DVD including film from the ITN archive. Includes lost and now restored TV interviews from the past and rare film of Elaine talking about her career."

To read a recent 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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