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Tales of the City Musical to Debut at CT's O'Neill Center in July

The musical adaptation of Armistead Maupin's Tales in the City we first heard about back in January 2008 is moving along nicely, according to reports.

Maupin2 Variety reports: "The tuner adaptation of 'Tales of the City' and the latest play by Pulitzer-winner Nilo Cruz are among the new works to be developed this year during the O'Neill Theater Center's annual summer sessions. 'Tales,' with book by Jeff Whitty ('Avenue Q') and songs by Scissor Sisters musicians Jason Sellards (aka Jake Shears) and John Garden, will run as part of the O'Neill's 32nd annual National Music Theater Conference..'Tales,' which hopes to tap the Broadway potential of Armistead Maupin's series of books (and subsequent tube adaptations), will be seen at the O'Neill July 4-11."

The show's synopsis, as published by Playbill: "Based on the beloved series of novels by Armistead Maupin, Tales of the City follows a community of friends, lovers, and others who reside at the mythical address of 28 Barbary Lane in 1976 San Francisco. Mary Ann Singleton, a fresh arrival from Ohio, falls into a diverse band of Bohemians and blue-bloods, as families are created and rediscovered under the watchful eye of mystical landlady Anna Madrigal."

Avenue Q and Shrek the Musical director Jason Moore, while not mentioned here, has been attached to direct in previous reports.

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  1. Sign me up. I can't wait to see this on stage. TOTC Rocked my world!

    Posted by: Matt | Apr 15, 2009 11:36:34 AM

  2. Will Jake be nekkid in this production? If so, I'll be there. If not .... FEH!

    Posted by: Tralfaz | Apr 15, 2009 1:37:02 PM

  3. Tales Of the City was such overrated mediocre writing. Maybe it will be better as a play.

    Posted by: JT | Apr 15, 2009 3:01:30 PM

  4. The mini series captured the time and city so beautifully I desperately wanted to be a part of it.

    Posted by: Ken Atkins | Apr 15, 2009 3:17:42 PM

  5. We can only PRAY Jason Moore IS NOT directing far he's a one hit wonder letting his ego run amock after Ave Q.

    Posted by: MCnNYC | Apr 16, 2009 7:45:21 PM

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