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Elaine Paige in Wellington next week

Press Release – NicNak Media
Elaine Paige will touch down in New Zealand next week. Britain’s first lady of musical theatre is performing at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington on Saturday January 19 – giving Kiwi fans one final chance to see and hear the famed singer in concert.

Elaine will perform songs from her illustrious career alongside an array of her favourite tracks by contemporary songwriters. This follows the huge success of her series of concerts in the UK in 2016 and 2017, which had audiences and critics alike rising to their feet in praise.

Elaine says: “I’m so excited about taking this concert to more venues across the globe, we’ve had such a great time performing it over the past couple of years. It allows me to do something completely different, a brand new show celebrating songwriters I love such as Harry Nilsson, Jim Webb, Burt Bacharach, Lennon & McCartney, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber … the list goes on… as well as many of my hits such as ‘I Know Him So Well’, ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina’ and of course my signature ‘Memory’. This music has been the soundtrack to all our lives, not just mine. And it’s the ideal opportunity to perform in an intimate way.”

Elaine has performed live in concert all over the world and as a recording artist has worked with legendary producers such as Tony Visconti, Dennis Lambert, Peter Matz, and Phil Ramone amongst others and has released 22 solo albums (4 multi-Platinum and 9 Gold,) been featured on 7 cast recordings and has had major worldwide hits with songs such as ‘Memory’ (Cats) and ‘I Know Him So Well’ (Chess.)

As a musical theatre performer, she has made a major contribution to the modern musical. She has starred in more smash hit West End and Broadway musicals than anyone else of her generation and continues to present the hugely successful weekly BBC Radio 2 show Elaine Paige on Sunday, now approaching its 15th year on air, which is devoted to musical theatre and film music, and continues to delight audiences of over 2.5 million listeners each week with its mix of music, news and interviews.

This series of concerts marks Elaine’s final tour and gives New Zealanders the chance to farewell the international sensation.

Elaine Paige – The Farewell Tour

Saturday January 19 – Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Tickets on sale now from www.mjrpresents.com

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