The song part of the program was originally a "concert for theatre" by Andrew Lloyd Webber called "Tell Me On A Sunday". He later combined it with an instrumental album, "Variations", which he wrote for his cellist brother, Julian. The instrumentals were choreographed and thus "Song & Dance" was born.

This release marked the beginning of the show's stage production

The Broadway production of "Song and Dance" opened at the Royale Theater in New York on September 18, 1985, ran for 474 performances and received 1986 Tony Award nominations for Best Musical and Score.

Bernadette Peters won the 1985 Tony Award (New York City) for Actress in a Musical for "Song and Dance."

Christopher d'Amboise was nominated for the 1986 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actor in a Musical for "Song and Dance".