British stage star Elaine Paige has arrived in New York to prepare for recording a new Warner Bros. CD produced by 15-time Grammy winner Phil Ramone and featuring unspecified “international recording stars.” According to a news release, Paige will continue to tape her weekly BBC 2 radio show Elaine Paige on Sunday, now celebrating its fifth anniversary on the air, from a New York-based studio.
Paige’s Big Apple residency will include a bit of networking, as well. The press release reveals that “she will also seek out potential producers who might be interested in presented a Broadway production and/or North American tour of Elaine Paige Live – Celebrating a Life on Stage, a stage performance/concert focusing on her more than 40 year show business career.” Paige’s show has already toured the world, including a performance in Australia that was taped and broadcast on PBS.
Paige created the title role in Evita and Grizabella in Cats on the London stage, as well as starring in London productions of Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, Chess, Anything Goes, Sunset Boulevard (also on Broadway, her only Main Stem appearance), The King and I and, most recently, The Drowsy Chaperone. She played Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd with the New York City Opera.