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'Tell Me On A Sunday' extends at Bailiwick to Sept 26th

Bailiwick, in association with Blue Moon Studio Theater,

Extends the Chicago Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's


Through September 26th


Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical TELL ME ON A SUNDAY, receiving it's Chicago premiere in the Bailiwick Repertory Studio Theater, has been extended to September 26. This one-woman tour de force chronicles the journey of Emma, a free-spirited British hat designer making a new home in New York. Completely sung through, it's a powerful tour-de-force for Chicago actress Harmony France.

Originally scheduled to close on September 7, TELL ME ON A SUNDAY will now close on Friday, September 26. Performance times continue on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 8:00, and Sunday performances on September 14 and 21 are at 3:30. There is now one Thursday performance on September 24 at 8:00. Tickets are $20 Wednesdays and Thursday, and $25 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Bailiwick Repertory -- Chicago's leader in presenting American and Chicago and premieres including such recent hits as HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME by Dennis DeYoung, off-Broadway hits like bare and ZANNA, DON'T!, and award-winning world premiere musicals like DR. SEX -- is proud to continue that tradition into the 2008-2009 season with the Chicago Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's one woman musical TELL ME ON A SUNDAY.

TELL ME ON A SUNDAY is a re-working of the song-cycle portion of 1980's West End hit SONG AND DANCE which tells the story of British transplant Emma -- a fierce 30 year old hat designer determined to find love and success under the bright lights of New York City. Told entirely from Emma's perspective, we follow her through heartbreaks, triumphs and discoveries of all that urban single life has to offer.  Loaded with songs that have become such as "UNEXPECTED SONG", "TAKE THAT LOOK OFF YOUR FACE", and the title song "TELL ME ON A SUNDAY", this show is also a glimpse into the song-writing genius that is Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Artistic Associates Elisa Woodruff and Kate Garassino team up as Director and Producer respectively. They are joined by Jeff Award Winning Musical Director of CABARET Joshua Stephen Kartes. Stage Management is by Jay Kennedy, Production Coordination by Deanna Cox, Costumes by Jeff Jones.  Woodruff has directed at several Chicago theaters, including Bailiwick's Jeff Recommended premiere of ZANNA, DON'T in 2007.

Chicago theater veteran Harmony France stars as the defiant and beautiful Emma. Most recently seen at the Bailiwick as Xandra in the American Premiere of JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA and artistic director of Blue Moon Studio Theater, Harmony brings an intelligence and warmth to the character of Emma.

Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of The Likes of Us, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, By Jeeves, Evita, Variations and Tell Me On A Sunday later combined as Song & Dance, Cats, Starlight Express, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, Whistle Down the Wind, The Beautiful Game and The Woman in White. He composed the film scores of Gumshoe and The Odessa File, and a setting of the Latin Requiem Mass Requiem.  In 2004 he produced a film version of The Phantom of the Opera directed by Joel Schumacher and in 2009 he will premiere his sequel to The Phantom of the Opera which will be directed by the award-winning director Jack O'Brien.  In 2006 he oversaw a new production of Evita in London, a unique version of The Phantom of the Opera in Las Vegas and pioneered television casting for musical theatre with the hit BBC series How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? which searched for a Maria in The Sound of Music. The series won an international Emmy. He repeated his success with Any Dream Will Do which cast the title role of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and he will cast the musical Oliver! for the BBC later this year.  His awards include seven Tonys, three Grammys including Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Requiem, seven Olivier's, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, two International Emmys, the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers award for Excellence in Musical Theatre and the Kennedy Center Honor.  He currently owns seven London theatres including the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and the London Palladium.  He was knighted in 1992 and created an honorary life peer in 1997.  

For tickets and reservations call 773-883-1090. Bailiwick also offers flexible subscription packages including Bronze (8 admissions for $165), Silver (12 admissions for $230) or Gold (16 admissions for $275) that can be used in any combination for any show in the building any day of the week. Tickets and subscriptions may also be purchased at

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