Lyricist Don Black has revealed a new version of Tell Me on a Sunday is being developed, which makes the lead character a gay male.
The musical, which has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, was written as a one-woman show, and tells the story of an English woman struggling romantically in the US. It has previously been performed by the likes of Denise Van Outen, Bernadette Peters and Claire Sweeney.
Black said a new production has been workshopped, which features a gay male as its lead character.
"Before coronavirus, I’d started work on what I think is a great idea. We were trying out a new version of Tell Me on a Sunday, the musical Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote 40 years ago and I did the lyrics for. It was a hit in London and on Broadway,” he told the BBC.
He added: “We workshopped it in a rehearsal studio with Rebecca Frecknall as director. We knew immediately it could open up resonant new areas of the story. I’ll be so delighted if we can put it together.”
He also said a musical version of the film The Third Man is being developed, and that he is reworking a show from a few years ago called Feather Boy.
"From experience, I know, of course, that a new musical can take forever. But I still love the work – I feel so much better when I write,” he said.
Black was talking to the BBC to promote his new memoirs, The Sanest Guy in the Room: A Life in Lyrics.