Elaine Paige’s 50th Anniversary Concert Begins Screenings Worldwide Tonight
ScreenLive presents a unique and ground-breaking evening in cinemas on Thursday, April 23rd when the incomparable Elaine Paige brings her sellout Farewell Concert I’m Still Here from the Royal Albert Hall to the big screen, accompanied by a live performance and Q&A with Richard E. Grant. The concert will be shown in U.S. cities on May 12th.
Filmed for cinema, the concert features the BBC Concert Orchestra, with ‘The First Lady of British Musical Theatre’ performing highlights from her extraordinary 50 year career, which included originating the roles of Eva Peron in Evita, Grizabella in Cats and Florence in Chess.
Full of great musical moments, including special guest tenor Gardar Thor Cortes, the evening will finish with a special treat for fans as Elaine creates all-new memories, performing and chatting live from London with Richard E Grant, where she’ll be reflecting on her illustrious career.
This is a true first for a major musical theatre star and showcases the best that the exciting platform of Event Cinema can offer.
Date: 23 April 2015
Approximate total running time: 2h20mins.
Special Guests will be announced in the coming weeks
Award-winning Elaine Paige, actress, singer, producer, radio presenter, has made a unique and major contribution to the development and production of the stage musical. She has starred in more smash hit West End & Broadway musicals than anyone else of her generation – Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Billy, Evita, Cats, Chess, Anything Goes, Piaf, Sunset Boulevard, The King & I, Sweeney Todd, The Drowsy Chaperone and most recently Follies. She has defined them, set standards, and in 1995 was awarded an OBE for services to Musical Theatre by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
A thrilling live performer, Elaine has performed in concert all over the world; she has recorded 21 solo albums and earned eight consecutive gold and four multi-platinum discs and has achieved chart topping hits including Memory, Don’t Cry For Me Argentina and I Know Him So Well which have become her signatures. Elaine also continues to be one of the star presenters on BBC Radio 2 with her own lunchtime show, Elaine Paige On Sunday, which is now in its 11th year and regularly attracts over 2 million listeners each week.
Richard E. Grant is a world-renowned star of film, television and theatre with an extraordinary 30-year on-screen career. Film highlights include Bruce Robinson’s cult comedy Withnail & I, Robert Altman’s Gosford Park and Stephen Fry’s Bright Young Things. Recent television credits include the BBC’s Doctor Who and the Crimson Petal And The White.
Gardar Thor Cortes
Described as ‘the James Bond of Classical Music’, Gardar Thor Cortes, who hails from Iceland, had phenomenal success with a British Number One album called Cortes, sell-out tours and a Classical Brit Award nomination in 2008. He sang at the BBC’s Proms in the Park which was broadcast live to millions of people around the world and has toured with opera stars such as Kiri Te Kanawa and Lesley Garrett.