THE SCREENING ROOM: 30 Years Later, Marti Webb Sings "Tell Me on a Sunday" and "Take That Look off Your Face" (Video)
04 Feb 2014
Marti Webb, who debuted Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's song cycle Tell Me On a Sunday in 1980, recently performed two tunes from that one-woman show at a birthday celebration for lyricist Black.
As previously reported, 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 song cycle for three weeks at the Duchess Theatre, Feb. 18-March 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."
To watch Webb's recent renditions of "Take That Look off Your Face" and "Tell Me on a Sunday," click below.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.