Elaine to continue as President of The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust

Elaine Paige was enthusiastically and unanimously re-elected as President of the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust by the Trustees at their November meeting. Elaine’s first 3-year term of office ends officially on 31st December. However she will continue to support the charity, which raises funds to help disabled tennis players, for a second term. The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust supports disabled…

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Reviews for Elaine’s 2012 Australasian Tour

Elaine opened her current tour of Australasia on Sunday, 14 October 2012 in Hamilton, New Zealand at the Claudelands Event Centre. Below are a selection of some of the first press reviews written: http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/life-style/7816514/Elaine-Paiges-show-a-treat http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/christchurch-life/art-and-stage/7833555/Paige-a-supernova-among-stars http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/entertainment/a/-/arts/15179460/concert-review-elaine-paige/ http://theatrepress.com.au/2012/10/25/review-elaine-paige-in-concert/ http://aussietheatre.com.au/features/an-evening-with-elaine-paige/?doing_wp_cron=1354292294.2436940670013427734375 http://ccc-canberracriticscircle.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=elaine+paige   Photograph Credit: Ceiling of the State Theatre in Sydney, Australia where Elaine was to perform (Left) & EP with her…

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‘Elaine Paige celebrating a life on stage’ concert DVD re-released by Wienerworld

Originally released in March 2010, Elaine’s first ever DVD is being re-issued with brand new front cover artwork on the 24th September 2012 {the Region 2 DVD can be ordered now from amazon.co.uk}. Filmed at the State Theatre in Sydney, Australia during Elaine Paige’s sell out 40th Anniversary tour, her first ever in concert DVD Elaine Paige Celebrating a Life…

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Message from Elaine about her Honorary Degree of Letters

On Friday 7th September at St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden I had the thrill of being awarded an Honorary Degree from the University of East Anglia at Mountview’s Graduation Ceremony. The award was made in recognition for my ‘Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre and the Theatre Profession.’ I was given an Honorary Doctorate of Letters. Being part of the…

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‘Follies’ opening reviews in Los Angeles

Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Follies’ has just opened at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. Here are links to various opening reviews which have recently been made for the show from the LA Times, Playbill.com and Variety.com: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-follies-review-20120511,0,6304167.story http://www.playbill.com/news/article/165834-PHOTO-CALL-Matthew-Morrison-Angela-Bassett-Rebecca-Luker-and-More-Celebrate-LA-Follies-Opening http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117947532…

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Elaine nominated for a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award and Drama Desk Award

Elaine’s performance in ‘Follies’ has been nominated in the 13th Annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards and the Annual Drama Desk Award 2012. The Annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards are notably the only major theatre prize chosen by Broadway theatregoers. The category which Elaine is nominated under is ‘Favourite Diva Performance’. The 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on…

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The Complete Series 1 of 1980s series ‘Lady Killers’ released on DVD

This disturbing and compelling anthology series, ‘Lady Killers’, was made for British television in 1980. It presents dramatic reconstructions of seven infamous murder trials where in each case the defendant was female. Introduced by Robert Morley, these dramas feature powerful performances from an outstanding cast which includes Elaine Paige, Joan Sims, Rita Tushingham, George Baker, Peter Sallis and Michael Kitchen,…

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Elaine takes Manhattan (Sell out concerts in The Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center)

Elaine’s two concerts in The Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Friday 10th & Sunday 12th were complete sell outs weeks before she appeared. And while we all know Elaine loves New York, we all saw at these two concerts that NY loves EP! Several standing ovations and cheers after every song on both nights made Elaine’s debut…

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Elaine interviews her ‘Follies’ co-star Ron Raines

What happens when Follies star Elaine Paige sits down to interview her co-star Ron Raines? Listen now to the lively discussion about everything Follies and Sondheim: his lyrics, Sondheim as teacher, and the difficulty in performing Sweeney Todd, among other topics. Sondheim isn’t the only show in town. Paige and Raines also talk about balancing life and art, musical theatre…

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