Combined with a ballet choreographed to Lloyd Webber's Variations, a classical piece based on the A Minor Caprice No. 24 by Paganini, it became Act I of Song and Dance, first mounted in London in 1982, again with Marti Webb. Webb was suceeded in the London production by Gemma Craven, Liz Robertson and Sarah Brightman, for each of whom, the lyrics were adapted.
Lyricist Richard Maltby Jr. was brought in by producers for anAmericanized 1985 Broadway production with Bernadette Peters. Peters won a Tony Award for her performance but lyricist Don Black preferred the original London version and Webb's performance, having been unimpressed that on a tour of London, Peters had insisted on gathered information on the character that wasn't included in the script.
Reverted to its one-act format, the show was substantially updated and rewritten, with additional material by Jackie Clune and five new songs, for a 2003 London production at the Gielgud Theatre. Directed by Christopher Luscombe and starring Denise Van Outen, it ran for ten months. Marti Webb succeeded Van Outen in the West End and subsequently toured the UK with the show. Faye Tozer and Patsy Palmer performed the show at some venues.
In the revised version, the girl is more of a predator who goes to New York looking for men and love but finds self-deception. "Speed Dating," one of the new songs, is typical of the new emphasis of the piece.
Also in 2008, Australian company Kookaburra Theatre debuted the performance, with theatre debutant Jolene Anderson performing. The production received mixed reviews, but had sellout performances in both Sydney and Melbourne. The production was adapted to an Australian context, and renound Australian actors such as Noni Hazlehurst and John Waters provided voices for "Mum" and "Married Man" respectivley.
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