Monday, March 29, 2010

World Premiere "Tales Of The City - A New Musical"

Based on Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City and More Tales of the City
Libretto by Jeff Whitty
Music and lyrics by Jake Shears and John Garden
Directed by Jason Moore
Amid the fog-drenched glow of disco lights, bathhouses, and the bustling soul of 1970s San Francisco, a wide-eyed Midwestern girl finds a new home—and a new kind of family—with the characters at 28 Barbary Lane. Three decades after Armistead Maupin mesmerized millions with his daily column in the City's newspapers, detailing the lives and (multiple) loves of Mary Ann, Mouse, Mona, Brian, and the beloved but mysterious landlady Mrs. Madrigal, his iconic San Francisco saga comes home as a momentous new musical from the Tony Award–winning creators of Avenue Q and the musical minds behind the glam-rock phenomenon Scissor Sisters. The capstone of the 2010–11 season, A.C.T.'s world premiere musical adaptation of Tales of the City is an irrepressible celebration of the spirit that still defines our City by the Bay.

Visit Armistead Maupin's official website.

Check out the official website for the Scissor Sisters.


  1. I'm so excited about this musical. "Tales" was an intregal part of my adolescene and can't wait to see how it translates into a musical. BTW, who is the hotty in the picture? :-)

  2. I agree, Franco. I am looking forward to the Musical as well. Jake Shears is the man in the picture (lead singer of the Scissor Sisters).