Latest Elaine Paige Stories

2009-04-19 11:41:08

Award-winning British singer Elaine Paige says she may be open to doing a duet with amateur songbird Susan Boyle, who earned kudos on Britain's Got Talent. Paige, who Boyle mentioned during her famed Talent audition, said she has been barraged by so many e-mails about Boyle she is now considering the possibility of recording a duet, The Observer reported Sunday. Ever since Susan's appearance on 'Britain's Got Talent' my Radio 2 inbox has been flooded with e-mails, Paige wrote on her Web...

2008-09-12 12:00:22

By JULIA HORTON THE Age of Aquarius will dawn once more on Broadway as cult musical Hair returns to its roots. In the latest revival of a classic of years gone by, the show is about to go home to the legendary US theatre district where it first wowed audiences 40 years ago. Its then-shocking nudity and anti-establishment theme sparked outrage, and later shows in the UK were possible only because of a change in censorship laws the day before its opening. The intervening years have...

2008-09-06 12:00:12

A SELECT group of talented young people from across the province will be put through their paces today when one of the world's most renowned performers tests their skills. Elaine Paige, who is often regarded as the First Lady of the West End, will be in Belfast to deliver the Cunningham Coates Stockbrokers Masterclass at the Grand Opera House to students from Music Theatre 4 Youth. Among the 18 people chosen to take part in the class will be I'd Do Anything finalists Niamh Perry. The...

2008-08-14 00:00:29

By Paul Taylor First Night PIAF Donmar Warehouse LONDON ** "Sensational" is a word that should be used sparingly in theatre criticism. It had to be hauled out of hibernation, though, to describe the performance of the pint-sized Argentinian phenomenon, Elena Roger, as Evita in the West End revival a couple of years ago of the hit musical. Roger is a force of nature and then some. She oxygenates a stage. She's diminutive but she devours theatrical space in inverse proportion. Those...

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