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Encyclopedia > Song and Dance
Song and Dance
Music Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics Don Black, additional lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Producer(s) Cameron Mackintosh (London), Shubert Organization & the F. W. M. Producing Group (NY)
Director John Caird (London), Richard Maltby, Jr. (NY)
Choreographer Anthony Van Laast (London), Peter Martins (NY)
Scenic designer David Hersey (London), Robin Wagner (NY)
Costume designer Robin Don (London), Willa Kim (NY)
Lighting designer David Hersey (London), Jules Fisher(NY)
Official website

Song and Dance is a musical entertainment comprised of two unrelated acts. Image File history File linksMetadata Songanddance. ... January 18, 1988 issue of Time Magazine featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre and the elder brother of Julian Lloyd Webber. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Richard Maltby, Jr. ... Sir Cameron Mackintosh (born 17 October 1946 in Enfield) is a successful British theatrical producer. ... Shubert Theatre, Boston The Shubert Organization was founded by the Shubert brothers, Sam Shubert, Lee Shubert, and Jacob J. Shubert of Syracuse, New York in the late 19th century in upstate New York, entering into New York City productions in 1900. ... John Caird (1820 - 1898), theologian, born at Greenock and educated at Glasgow, entered the Church of Scotland, of which he became one of the most eloquent preachers. ... Richard Maltby, Jr. ... Peter Martins (October 27, 1946 - ) is a Danish ballet dancer and choreographer. ... David Hersey David Hersey (born November 30, 1939) is a lighting designer who has designed the lighting for over 250 plays, musicals, operas, and ballets. ... Robin Wagner - is a former figure skater who now coaches. ... Jules Fisher (born November 12, 1937) in Norristown, Pennsylvania is a prolific, award-winning, lighting designer and producer. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ...


The first part is Tell Me On A Sunday, with lyrics by Don Black and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, about a young British woman's romantic misadventures in New York City and Hollywood. A one-woman tour-de-force written specifically for Marti Webb, it was presented at the Sydmonton Festival in the summer of 1979, subsequently recorded, and was aired as a one-hour television special by the BBC the following January. Originally produced in 1978 as a concert for theatre, Tell Me On A Sunday was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and starred Marti Webb. ... Don Black (b. ... January 18, 1988 issue of Time Magazine featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre and the elder brother of Julian Lloyd Webber. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area... ... Marti Webb in Andrew Lloyd Webbers Song and Dance (1982) Marti Webb (born 13 December 1944, in London) is a musical actress from England, who appeared on stage in Evita, before starring in Andrew Lloyd Webbers one woman show Tell Me On A Sunday in the mid 1980s. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion...


The second part is a ballet choreographed to Variations, composed by Lloyd Webber for his cellist brother Julian, which is based on the A Minor Caprice No. 24 by Paganini. It was recorded in 1978, and nearly became incorporated into Cats. (The opening sequence was utilized as the theme music for London Weekend Television's South Bank Show). Producer Cameron Mackintosh proposed the two pieces be combined under the umbrella title Song and Dance to acknowledge the primary aspect of each act. Painting of ballet dancers by Edgar Degas, 1872. ... Choreography (also known as dance composition) is the art of making structures in which movement occurs, the term composition may also refer to the navigation or connection of these movement structures. ... Variations Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Lloyd Webber were always very close, but their two different careers (a classical cellist and a rock musical composer) meant that a collaboration seemed unlikely. ... Alternate meaning: Cello web browser A cropped image to show the relative size of a cello to a human (Uncropped Version) The cello (also violoncello or cello) is a stringed instrument and part of the violin family. ... Julian Lloyd Webber (born April 14, 1951) is a British cellist. ... Niccolò (or Nicolò) Paganini (October 27, 1782 – May 27, 1840) was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist and composer. ... Template:Request Protection Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possums Book of Practical Cats and other poems by T. S. Eliot. ... The South Bank Show is a British television arts magazine show, presented by Melvyn Bragg and seen in over 60 countries — including Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Sweden and the USA. Its stated aim is to bring both high art and popular culture to a mass audience. ... Sir Cameron Mackintosh (born 17 October 1946 in Enfield) is a successful British theatrical producer. ...


The show had its world premiere on March 26, 1982 at London's Palace Theatre, where it ran for 781 performances. Marti Webb returned to perform the Song half; she subsequently was succeeded by Gemma Craven, Carol Nielsson, Lulu, and Liz Robertson. The Dance portion was choreographed by Anthony van Laast and featured Wayne Sleep and Jane Darling. March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (86th in leap years). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Palace Theatre, London, is an imposing red-brick building that dominates the west side of Cambridge Circus, and is located near the intersection of Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road. ... Marti Webb in Andrew Lloyd Webbers Song and Dance (1982) Marti Webb (born 13 December 1944, in London) is a musical actress from England, who appeared on stage in Evita, before starring in Andrew Lloyd Webbers one woman show Tell Me On A Sunday in the mid 1980s. ... Gemma Craven (born 1 June 1950 in Dublin, Ireland), is a British actress. ... Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, OBE, (born 3 November 1948), best known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, actor, model, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business from the 1960s through the 2000s. ... Liz Robertson (born May 4, 1954) is a British actress and singer. ... Wayne Sleep (born 1948) is an English dancer. ... Jane Darling (born September 26, 1980) is a Czech-born pornographic actress. ...


Director/lyricist Richard Maltby, Jr. was approached to adapt the first act for an American audience. After seventeen previews, the Broadway production, choreographed by Peter Martins, opened on September 18, 1985 at the Royale Theatre where it ran for 474 performances. Bernadette Peters starred in Song for nearly thirteen months; she was succeeded by Betty Buckley for the final four weeks. Dance featured Christopher d'Amboise, Charlotte d'Amboise, and Gregg Burge. Richard Maltby, Jr. ... Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... Peter Martins (October 27, 1946 - ) is a Danish ballet dancer and choreographer. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Royale Theatre is located on 45th Street in Manhattans Theatre District. ... Bernadette Peters is an American Tony Award-winning actress and singer. ... Betty Lynn Buckley (born July 3, 1947) is an American theater, film, and television actress. ... Christopher dAmboise (born in 1960) is an American dancer, choreographer, writer, and theatre director. ... Charlotte dAmboise (May 11, 1964) is a professional dancer and actor on the stage, in movies, and on television. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Contents

Synopsis (London Edition)

An English girl, newly arrived in New York, stumbles upon her wasted boyfriend, Joe, in her apartment. She confronts him and decides to break up. She writes to her mother in England about what happened, and that she has met a new man, Sheldon Bloom, with whom she travels to California. Bloom is a Hollywood producer and lives in a mansion named La Boheme. Days pass and the girl finds out how uneventful Hollywood is. She realizes that Sheldon has only been using her as a trophy, and she ends things once and for all. Los Angeles becomes a quick disappointment for her.


The girl meets yet another man, this time a younger one who she finds more fulfilling. Soon, however, it is time for the younger man to go away to work. The girl can't bear to let him go. Her friend later comes over to tell her about the man's infidelity, and she asks him for the truth. The girl walks through the streets of New York, very depressed. This time, she has met a married man. She reflects that the affair is wrong. The married man comes by to confess his love, and she realizes that she has been using him. In the end she decides that it wasn't the end of the world to have no one.


Act Two is the examination of one of the men (presumably the younger one), through the music of "Variations", in a series of dances. At the end, the man sees the girl, and they make up, joining both in Song and Dance.


On Broadway

The revised Broadway musical follows the London version; the girl is named "Emma" and is an aspiring hat designer. Through each of the men Emma becomes involved with she undertakes an emotional journey and learns something about herself. Although she has fallen in love with "Joe", he is unable to commit, and after he leaves her, she takes up with "Paul", the married man. Ultimately she realizes that she has started using men, as they had used her, and, in the final song, sings: "I'll be Emma again, If it means being hurt, I'll be hurt, But I'll like myself then..." (What Have I Done')


Emma is alone on stage in Act 1, and the conversations she has with others and her out-loud musings take place with off-stage or imaginary characters. Act 2 belongs to Joe and tells his story through the "Dance" portion; he and Emma finally unite at the end, as Joe matures and realizes that he is in love with Emma.


Song list

London Production

Marti Webb in the 1982 London production
Marti Webb in the 1982 London production
  • Overture
  • Let Me Finish
  • It's Not the End of the World
  • Letter Home to England
  • Sheldon Bloom
  • Capped Teeth and Caesar Salad
  • You Made Me Think You Were In Love
  • Capped Teeth and Caesar Salad (Reprise)_
  • It's Not the End of the World (If He's Younger)
  • Second Letter Home
  • The Last Man in My Life
  • Come Back With the Same Look in Your Eyes
  • Take That Look Off Your Face
  • Tell Me on a Sunday
  • I Love New York
  • Married Man
  • I'm Very You, You're Very Me
  • Let's Talk About You
  • Let Me Finish (Reprise)
  • Nothing Like You've Ever Known
  • Let Me Finish (Finale)

Image File history File links Martiinsong. ... Image File history File links Martiinsong. ... Originally produced in 1978 as a concert for theatre, Tell Me On A Sunday was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and starred Marti Webb. ...

Broadway Production

Bernadette Peters in the 1985 Broadway production
Bernadette Peters in the 1985 Broadway production
  • Overture/Take That Look Off Your Face
  • Let Me Finish
  • So Much to Do in New York
  • First Letter Home
  • English Girls
  • Capped Teeth and Caesar Salad
  • You Made Me Think You Were in Love
  • Capped Teeth and Caesar Salad (Reprise)
  • So Much To Do in New York (II)
  • Second Letter Home
  • Unexpected Song
  • Come Back With The Same Look In Your Eyes
  • Take That Look Off Your Face (Reprise)
  • Tell Me On A Sunday
  • I Love New York/So Much to Do in New York
  • Married Man (included on Original Broadway Cast recording, not performed on stage)
  • Third Letter Home
  • Nothing Like You've Ever Known
  • Finale - Let Me Finish (Reprise)/What Have I Done?/Take That Look Off Your Face (Reprise)

Image File history File links Bernadetteinsong. ... Image File history File links Bernadetteinsong. ...

Broadway awards and nominations

  • Tony Award for Best Musical (nominee)
  • Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical (Peters, winner)
  • Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical (d'Amboise, nominee)
  • Tony Award for Best Original Score (nominee)
  • Tony Award for Best Costume Design (nominee)
  • Tony Award for Best Lighting Design (nominee)
  • Tony Award for Best Choreography (nominee)
  • Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical (nominee)
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Peters, winner)
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Burge, nominee)
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography (nominee)
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music (nominee)

What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... Created in 1955, the Drama Desk Award was created to recognize Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway shows in addition to Broadway shows. ...

External link

Internet Broadway database listing


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Song and Dance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (365 words)
Song and Dance is a musical by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The dance numbers from act two originated on an album Lloyd Webber wrote for his brother, Julian Lloyd Webber and consist of the composer's variations on the A minor Caprice of Paganini.
The title was changed and Sarah Brightman was put in the role of "Emma" for a television special.
Deciphering Cowbirds' Complex Song and Dance (747 words)
Goller and Cooper suggest that the evolution of the cowbirds' singing and dancing abilities are closely linked, making it difficult to conclude which came first, the song or the dance.
Once fledged, the cowbirds flock to their own species and at that point, said Brenton Cooper, a biologist at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, the males begin to learn a song and dance routine that appears to be vital to their finding a female mate and making a safe home.
The song's basic structure is innate but intricacies are learned from other cowbirds, according to Stephen Rothstein, a zoologist and cowbird expert at the University of California Santa Barbara.
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