Monday, February 10

New Elaine Paige Show on Sky Arts

It has just been announced that Elaine Paige will host a new six-part series of one hour shows on Sky Arts beginning on Wednesday 14th May at 8:00 pm

The first episode features Julian Ovenden performing a special version of "Something's Coming" from West Side Story, Olivier Award winner Leigh Zimmerman singing"Adelaide's Lament" from Guys and Dolls and award winning choreographer Dame Gillian Lynne talking to Elaine about her work on Cats.

The Elaine Paige Show will provide a glimpse into the world of musical theatre with songs, performances and interviews, as Elaine is joined by a variety of guests from stage and screen.

Elaine Paige is celebrating celebrate 50 years on stage with her new Elaine Paige Page by Paige tour which starts in October.  She has starred in more smash hit West End & Broadway musicals than anyone else of her generation – Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Billy, Evita, Cats, Chess, Anything Goes, Piaf, Sunset Boulevard, The King & I, Sweeney Todd, The Drowsy Chaperone and Follies. She was awarded an OBE for services to Musical Theatre in 1995.

In each episode Elaine will be joined by stars from both the West End and Broadway who will perform in front of a studio audience. Guests include Scarlett Strallen, Christine Andreas, Michael Feinstein, John Owen Jones, Hannah Waddingham, Clive Rowe and Leigh Zimmerman. She will also be doing in depth interviews with Herbert Kretzmer and Trevor Nunn.

The Elaine Paige Show will open and close with a bespoke performance by Elaine who said: I’m delighted to be working with Sky Arts and Fresh One in this, my 50th year on stage, to bring my passion for musical theatre to television. I look forward to welcoming some of my friends and colleagues to the show and singing not only some new songs, but some of my all-time classics.


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