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Elaine Paige - Celebrating 40 Years On Stage

When:

Sun 8 Nov 2009, 8:00pm

Where: Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Premium: $139.50
  • A Reserve: $119.50
  • B Reserve: $98.50
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Listed by: sandra roberts

The First Lady of musical theatre, the legendarY Elaine Paige, announces two very special concert dates for New Zealand this November as she celebrates 40 fabulous years on the world stage.
Fans are urged to be quick to avoid missing out on this star of the West End and Broadway as she creates many of her starring roles in the biggest musicals of the era in a spectacular two-hour stage show featuring a 12-piece orchestra.
These two incredible nights of entertainment will be staged at the ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre in Auckland on Friday, November 6 and the Michael Fowler Centre on Sunday, November 8 in Wellington.
Elaine Paige, as an actress, recording artist, producer and broadcaster, has made a major contribution to the modern musical which ensures her own chapter in the entertainment world and justifies the title “The First Lady of British Musical Theatre”.
She has starred in numerous West End productions and on Broadway and in concert internationally, sweeping to fame when she created her award winning performance as Eva Peron in Evita. Shortly afterwards she created the role of Grizabella in the original production of Cats and the classic song Memory became one of Elaine's many hit records.
Further theatre productions: Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, Billy, Chess (with her record breaking number one hit I Know Him So Well with Barbara Dickson), Anything Goes, Piaf, Sunset Boulevard in London and Broadway, The King and I, Sweeney Todd (New York City Opera). She has worked twice with Sir Peter Hall's Theatre Company in The Misanthrope and Feydeau’s Where There’s A Will.
Elaine has performed in concert worldwide from The White House to The Great Hall of the People in Beijing, from the Bolshoi to Sydney Opera House. She has appeared in many television roles including her own TV specials and Royal Variety Shows. She has recorded 20 solo albums (4 multi Platinum and 8 consecutive Gold) and 6 cast albums and has been honoured with a number of 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 Award for Musical Artiste (1986) and Variety Club Award for Best Actress (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).

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