Linehan to Star in Lloyd Webber's Tell Me On a Sunday at the Beechman

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Actress Maxine Linehan will star in Andrew Lloyd Webber's song cycle, Tell Me On a Sunday, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.
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Presented by The Alloy Theatre Company, the musical about the adventures of a British hat designer in America will play the intimate theatre March 30 and April 6, 13, 20 and 27. Show time each night is 7 PM. Jeff Talbott will direct. Chris Tilley will be the musical director.

Tell Me On a Sunday features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black. Richard Maltby, Jr. worked with Black to revise the lyrics for the show's Broadway debut; the Beechman run will utilize the Maltby revision.

Originally produced as a record album starring English musical theatre star Marti Webb, "Tell Me On a Sunday" was combined with Lloyd Webber's "Variations" to form Song and Dance, a two-act concert for the London theatre. Marti Webb and Wayne Sleep starred in the initial London mounting. The show, in a revised form, opened on Broadway in 1985 starring Bernadette Peters, who won a Tony Award for her performance. Betty Buckley succeeded Peters in the role on Broadway. Others who have sung the score, which includes such tunes as "Tell Me On a Sunday," "Unexpected Song," "Take That Look Off Your Face" and "Come Back with the Same Look in Your Eyes," include Lulu, Sarah Brightman, Liz Robertson, Gemma Craven and Alice Ripley, the latter at the Kennedy Center.

Irish actress Maxine Linehan, a MAC nominee who studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, previously presented her cabaret act, So Far, at Helen's in Manhattan. Her regional and international stage credits include Fates and Furies, Nunsense, The Sound of Music, Oliver!, Crazy for You, Nunsense II, A Kind of Loving, Lovers, The Children of Lir and The Man of La Mancha. Linehan's screen credits include "Eastenders," "Out of Ireland" and "Into the West."

The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located within the West Bank Café at 407 West 42nd Street. For reservations call (212) 695-6909.

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