facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Elaine Paige set for Broadway return

July 5, 2011 at 11:14 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
NEW YORK, July 5 (UPI) -- Elaine Paige is to join the cast of "Follies" when the Kennedy Center production moves to Broadway this summer, the show's producers said Tuesday.

The new staging of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's musical will also star Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Danny Burstein and Ron Raines. It is being directed by Eric Schaeffer, with choreography by Warren Carlyle and music direction by James Moore.

The show is to begin previews Aug. 7 at the Marquis Theatre in Manhattan. Opening night is planned for Sept. 12.

Paige last appeared on Broadway as Norma Desmond in "Sunset Boulevard" from 1994-97. She earned international acclaim in 1978 for creating the role of Eva Peron in "Evita" and shortly afterward for her portrayal of Grizabella in "Cats."

"When former members of the 'Weismann Follies' reunite on the eve of their theater's demolition, two couples remember their past and face the harsher realities of the present," a synopsis said. "Reminiscing of their younger selves and the years gone by, the crumbling theater brings back memories for both couples of good times and bad. 'Follies' echoes the songs, exuberance and romance of the vaudeville days between the two World Wars. The score features some of Stephen Sondheim's best-known songs, including 'Broadway Baby,' 'I'm Still Here,' 'Too Many Mornings,' 'Could I Leave You?' and 'Losing My Mind.'"

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
'Duck Dynasty' star Sadie Robertson to join 'DWTS'
2
Maureen O'Hara, Harry Belafonte to be honored with Governors Awards
3
Paula Patton makes first public appearance since Robin Thicke split
4
Meg Ryan buys Hank Azaria's loft in Soho for $8 million
5
Kylie Minogue says her butt doesn't compare to Nicki Minaj's
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback