Evita's Marti Webb Will Reprise Role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Solo Show, Tell Me On a Sunday

News   Evita's Marti Webb Will Reprise Role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Solo Show, Tell Me On a Sunday
Marti Webb, who succeeded Elaine Paige in the original London production of Evita, will once again perform Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's song cycle Tell Me On a Sunday in London in 2014.

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 perform the original version of Tell Me Jan. 7-12, 2014, at the St. James Theatre. Opening night is Jan. 8.

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 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. Read a previous Diva Talk interview with Webb, who discusses the genesis of Tell Me on a Sunday/Song and Dance.

For tickets call 0844 264 2140 or visit www.stjamestheatre.co.uk.

Marti Webb in two of her biggest hits, <i>Song and Dance</i> (l.) and <i>Evita</i>
Marti Webb in two of her biggest hits, Song and Dance (l.) and Evita Photo by Zoe Dominic
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