By Andrew Gans
23 Jan 2014
The one-hour program will feature interviews with both actress Webb and lyricist Black with the full recording of Tell Me On a Sunday recorded at the St. James Theatre.
Lewis Carnie, Head of Programmes for BBC Radio 2, said in a statement, “Radio 2 is delighted to have the opportunity to record a landmark piece of Musical Theatre performed by the artist who created the role – Marti Webb. This seminal piece means a great deal to much of our audience and I am thrilled that we can re-create it today in such style. The writing and story are as relevant today as they were when it was first created some 35 years ago. It’s an absolute treat for our listeners.”
Webb, who created the role of an English gal in America in Tell Me On a Sunday — first on record and later as the first half of the long-running London production of Song and Dance — will again perform the original version of Tell Me at the Duchess Theatre Feb. 18-March 1.
Tell Me On a Sunday, according to press notes, is "a one-woman show that charts the course of an English girl newly arrived in New York. Brimming with optimism, she sets out to find success, companionship and love. But as she weaves her way through the maze of the city and her own anxieties, frustrations and heartaches she begins to wonder whether – in fact – she’s been looking for love in all the wrong places."
Webb last performed the role ten years ago in London and on a U.K. tour. On returning to her role, she said in a recent statement, "I’m thrilled and delighted to be doing Tell Me On a Sunday again. It means so much to me, it really does. It was one of the most important things to have happened to me in my life.”
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.
The musical supervisor is Simon Lee; Robert Mackintosh is the executive producer for the St. James Theatre.
For tickets visit www.nimaxtheatres.com/duchess-theatre.