The original televised version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's Tell Me on a Sunday, starring Marti Webb as an English woman in America, is rebroadcast on BBC Four March 30 at 10:40 PM GMT. The musical will stream via the BBC's iPlayer following the broadcast.
The telecast of the filmed song cycle, which later became the first act of the musical Song & Dance, marks its first TV broadcast since its premiere in 1980.
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Webb, who was starring in the title role of the original London production of Evita when the 43-minute Tell Me on a Sunday debuted, is backed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Harry Rabinowitz. Musicians include Rod Argent, John Mole, Barbara Thompson, and Jon Hiseman. The song cycle also features the recorded spoken voice of the late Elaine Stritch.
Song titles include "Take That Look Off Your Face," "Come Back with the Same Look in Your Eyes," "Tell Me On a Sunday," and "Let Me Finish," among others.
In addition to starring in several stagings of Song & Dance, Webb also returned to the original Tell Me on a Sunday song cycle at London's St. James Theatre and, later, the Duchess in 2014. That production was recorded and subsequently broadcast on BBC Radio. She had previously succeeded Denise van Outen in the revised London production of Tell Me on a Sunday.
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