Paige Takes a Pop at West End Musicals???
Date: 3 January 2011
Elaine Paige, often dubbed the 'First Lady of British musical theatre', has kicked off the new year by kicking off about a lack of originality in the West End compared to Broadway. Speaking to the Telegraph recently, she said: "When I was in New York, I noticed there seemed to be many more new musicals, original ideas and new stuff than I think there is here. I think we are into the revivals scenario here and still into the jukebox thing of taking the songs of famous bands and putting a tenuous story around them."
Paige was last in the West End herself in 2007, when she played the title role in The Drowsy Chaperone at the Novello, which ran for just three months despite favourable reviews.
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|She is absolutely right. There is so little originality now in the West End when it comes to musicals. I am sure there are plenty of talented composers and lyricsts out there, who are just never given the opportunity, since producers insist on flooding the theatres with shows aimed at brainless twits. - Hendrik||13 Jan 11|
|She's 100 percent right, the West End musical scene is a joke - craig||03 Jan 11|
|Shame she dont stay in New York - Lynda Robinson||03 Jan 11|
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