Elaine Paige and Friends Debuts at #18 on UK Charts

As previously reported, West End star Eliane Paige released her new album, Elaine Paige and Friends, on November 1, 2010 in the UK.  The album will be available on Amazon.com internationally tomorrow, November 9, 2010.  The album debuted on the UK top 20 chart at #18. 

For additional information on the album, visit: http://www.elainepaige.com/. Paige will tour the album around the UK beginning in early 2011.

Scheduled performances are as follows:

Regent Theatre
Feb. 23 at 7:30 PM
01473 433100• www.ipswichregent.com

BLACKPOOL, Opera House
Feb. 25 at 7:30 PM
0844 856 1111 • www.blackpoollive.co.uk

Feb. 26 at 7:30 PM
0191 443 4661 • www.thesagegateshead.org

EDINBURGH, The Playhouse
Feb. 28 at 8 PM
0844 847 1660 • www.edinburghplayhouse.org.uk

GLASGOW, Royal Concert Hall
March 1 at 8 PM
0141 353 8000 • www.glasgowconcerthalls.com

EASTBOURNE, The Congress Theatre
March 3 at 7:30 PM
01323 412000 • www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk

LONDON, Royal FestivAl Hall
March 4 at 7:30 PM
0844 847 2315 • www.southbankcentre.co.uk

MANCHESTER, Bridgewater Hall
March 6 at 7:30 PM
0161 907 9000 • www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk

BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
March 7 at 7:30 PM
0121 780 3333• www.thsh.co.uk

CARDIFF, Wales Millennium Centre
March 9 at 7:30 PM
0209 2063 6464 • www.wmc.org.uk

TORQUAY, Princess Theatre
March 11 at 7:30 PM
0844 847 2315 • www.princesstheatre.org.uk

Ms. Paige has carved out a remarkable career as an actress, recording artist, producer and broadcaster over the past four decades. She first came to fame when she created her award winning performance as Eva Peron in Evita in 1978. Shortly afterwards she originated the role of Grizabella in the original production of Cats and the classic song Memory became the first of Elaine's many hit records. Her subsequent theatre productions included Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, Billy, Anything Goes, Piaf, Sunset Boulevard in London and Broadway, The King and I, Sweeney Todd with the NYC Operas and Chess (with her record breaking Number One hit I Know Him So Well).

She last performed on the West End stage in 2007 when she returned to critical acclaim in the title role of The Drowsy Chaperone at the Novello Theatre, for which she received a Best Supporting Actress in a Musical nomination at the What's On Stage Awards, London.

Elaine has recorded 20 solo albums (four multi Platinum and eight consecutive Gold) and six cast albums, and has also recorded a track with Secret Garden, The Things You Are To Me, for their Number One quadruple-platinum selling album. In 2006 she released an album of songs from the stage entitled Essential Musicals.

In her illustrious career, Elaine Paige has been honored with many awards: Society of West End Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Musical and Variety Club Award for Show Business Personality of the year (1978); Variety Club Awards in 1986 and 1995; Gold Badge of Merit from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (1994); HMV Lifetime Achievement Award (1996); Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (1999); Order of the British Empire for services to Musical Theatre (1995), Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical (2004) and Variety Club Special Presentation for 40 Years on Stage (2009).



Photo Credit:  Pat Cerasaro

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