Elena Roger plays Edith Piaf at Teatro Liceo

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The original production of Pam Gem's 1978 bio-play "Piaf", acclaimed in London's Donmar Warehouse arrives in Argentina.
The play that was a hit success among London's public and critics, and for which her protagonist, Argentine actress Elena Roger was awarded the Lawrence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a musical, will run from July 17, 2009, at Teatro Liceo de Buenos Aires.
Edith Piaf, regarded as France's greatest popular singer, was born in Paris in December 1915. After a short, sad and tragic life scarred by abandonment, drink and drugs addiction, Edith Piaf died of liver cancer on 10 October 1963. She is best remembered for her song classics including “La vie en rose”, “Milord”, “Hyme a l’amour” and “Non, je ne regretted rien”, which are sung in this stage show.
In this new production of Piaf, Pam Gems has reworked her 1978 play capturing the rise and fall of this complex, fragile and enigmatic performer.
Elena Roger plays Edith Piaf. Her other theatre works in the UK include Evita and Boeing, Boeing. In her native Buenos Aires, Elena Roger’s credits include the original productions of Nine, Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables and Saturday Night Fever. In 2003 Elena Roger and director Valeria Ambrosio devised "Mina, che cosa sei". This musical, based on the life of the Italian singer, won five awards including the ACE (Critics’ Award) for Best Actress for Elena.
The Argentine version of Piaf is presented in Spanish, with original songs in French.

Author: Pam Gems
Argentine Version: Mariano Detry
Protagonist: Elena Roger
Director: Jamie Lloyd
Musical Director: Alberto Favero
Resident Director: Edgardo Millán
Stage Design: Soutra Gilmour
Wardrobe Design: Soutra Gilmour
Original Production: Donmar Warehouse

Teatro Liceo. Av. Rivadavia 1499 Opens July 17, 2009
Wednesdays: 8.30 pm
Thursdays: 8.30 pm
Fridays: 8.30 pm
Saturdays: 8.30 pm and 10.30 pm
Sundays: 8 pm
Tickets go on sale at the theater's box office every Friday, 10 am, for the following week's performances.

Final performance: February 28th, 2010

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