Photo Coverage: Elaine Paige Performs for Lincoln Center's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Series!
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by Peter James Zielinski
Lincoln Center’s acclaimed series American Songbook is closing its 2012 season with a second show by the legendary Elaine Paige tomorrow and two shows with Broadway star Laura Benanti on February 11th.
Paige took on some of her greatest hits from CATS, EVITA and more in her first show for the American Songbook series - check out photos from last night's concert below!
Elaine Paige is usually described as “The Queen of British Musical Theater” and with good reason. Olivier Award-winner Paige first astounded theater audiences with her creation of the role of Eva Peron in Evita. Her subsequent roles as Grizabella in Cats, Florenz in Chess, Edith Piaf in Piaf, and the leads in Sweeney Todd, Sunset Boulevard, Anything Goes and The King and I added to her luster. She performs concerts around the world, has a weekly BBC 2 radio program, sells multi-platinum CDs, was awarded the Order of the British Empire and most recently appeared as Carlotta in Follies on Broadway.
American Songbook takes place in the spectacular Allen Room, located in Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center on Broadway at 60th Street. The Allen Room possesses one of New York’s greatest settings – a stunning vista of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline that provides an evocative backdrop for the performers.
For more information, visit Lincoln Center’s website www.AmericanSongbook.org.
Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski