Wednesday, May 26

Elaine Paige in Cabaret at Feinstein’s

Elaine Paige normally performs in large theatres and concert houses, but she is shortly heading to New York to make her cabaret debut at Michael Feinstein’s venue at the Loews Regency on Park Avenue in the autumn.

EP’s comments about why she is doing the cabaret: "Recently, I just did a jazz set . . . at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and that was in a very small, kind of intimate venue similar to Feinstein's. And initially, I thought, 'Oh, my gosh, I'm not going to enjoy this. The audience will be too close to me. And, actually, you know, I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed the intimacy of it and the fact that I could feel them almost. It's incredible . . . so I'm hoping that, having dipped my toe into it here, that it'll work as well in New York for me."

While in the Big Apple she will record her new CD which will include a couple of new songs, some covers and duets with a few pals. It is being produced by the legendary Phil Ramone who has worked with some of the greats including Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, Ray Charles, Chicago, Madonna, George Michael, Frank Sinatra and Liza Minnelli. He is also credited with recording Marilyn Monroe's rendition of "Happy Birthday to You" to President John F. Kennedy

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