Song and Dance, by Andrew Lloyd Webber, opened at the Royale Theatre September 18, 1985. Directed by Richard Maltby Jr. (who also provided additional lyrics) and choreographed by Peter Martins, Bernadette Peters co-starred with Christopher d'Amboise. Following Peters' run, Betty Buckley stepped into the role of Emma, performing until the show concluded its run November 8, 1986. The musical previously ran in London for several years and included the music of Lloyd Webber's album Variations and the songs from a cycle by Webber and Don Black called Tell Me on a Sunday. It ran on Broadway for 474 performances, winning Peters her first Tony Award.
Look Back at Bernadette Peters and Betty Buckley in Song and Dance on Broadway
In addition to Peters and D'Amboise, the musical also featured Gregg Burge, Charlotte d'Amboise, Denise Faye, Gen Horiuchi, Gregory Mitchell, Cynthia Onrubia, Mary Ellen Stuart, and Scott Wise, with Maureen Moore as Peters' standby and understudies Kenneth Ard, Bruce Anthony Davis, Bruce Falco, Denise Faye, Ramon Galindo, Mary Ann Lamb and Valerie Wright.