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Piaf

Piaf or PIAF may refer to:

  • Édith Piaf, one of France's most celebrated singers

:* Musée Édith Piaf

:* Piaf (play)

:* 3772 Piaf (1982 UR7), a main-belt asteroid discovered on 1982 by L. G. Karachkina

  • Le Piaf, a French automobile of the 1950s
  • Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF), Australia
  • PHS Internet Access Forum, a consortium defining the PIAFS standard for the Japanese Personal Handyphone System
Piaf (play)

Piaf is a play by Pam Gems that focuses on the life and career of French chanteuse Edith Piaf. The biographical drama with music portrays the singer in as a self-destructive, promiscuous alcoholic and junkie who, in one controversial scene, urinates in public.

The original production starred Jane Lapotaire in the title role, and included Ian Charleson as Pierre. It premiered in 1978 at RSC. The Other Place in Stratford-upon-Avon, after which it moved to the Donmar Warehouse in London, the Aldwych Theatre, the Piccadilly Theatre, and then Wyndham's Theatre, before going to the U.S.

In The U.S. the play began in Philadelphia. After six previews the show opened on Broadway at the Plymouth Theatre on February 6, 1981 with its original star, Jane Lapotaire. It ran for 165 performances, and Jane Lapotaire won the 1981 Tony Award.

Piaf (Elaine Paige album)

Piaf is the title of an album released by Elaine Paige in 1994.

It consists of a number of covers of songs originally recorded by Édith Piaf and was released to coincide with Paige's appearance in Pam Gems' biographical play Piaf in London.

The album was recorded at Master Rock, Olympic, Maison Rouge, Imagination and Lansdowne Studios. It was mixed at Master Rock.

It was released by Warner Music UK on the WEA label. It peaked at #46 on the UK Albums Chart and stayed on the chart for six weeks.