|Brunch with Elaine Paige and Michael|
This afternoon Michael and I had the great fun of having brunch with the fab Elaine Paige before attending the matinee performance of the new revival of FOLLIES on Broadway.
Elaine is much fun and couldn’t be more charming. We caught up and laughed for about two hours before we walked her over to the Marquis Theatre for her matinee where she stopped the show with her performance of “I’m Still Here.”
Elaine was fantastic, and I thoroughly enjoyed sitting in awe of the rich material that is FOLLIES again. Having been a part of the first Broadway revival ten years ago, I am very familiar with the material and sitting in a dark Broadway theater again in the presence of this powerful show about midlife regrets and chances missed was a very emotional theatrical journey all over again.
I loved seeing the show again. And I also loved seeing dear, wonderful Flo Lacey on a Broadway stage again – right where she belongs.
After the show we went to dinner with Elaine to talk more theater and laugh a lot more.
A very, very cool day. If you have a chance to see Elaine and company in FOLLIES I highly recommend you do. The Broadway production closes January 22nd I believe, but it will travel to Los Angeles in May to play 6 weeks at the Ahmanson Theater.
|Backstage with Elaine Paige and Michael|