Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City: A unique one-night event hosted by Olympia Dukakis

Friday, June 24, 2011 at 8:00 PM (PT)
San Francisco, CA

For one night only, Academy Award® winner Olympia Dukakis, who played the iconic Mrs. Madrigal in the groundbreaking television mini-series adaptation of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, will host a special performance of the world premiere musical production on Friday, June 24, at the American Conservatory Theater.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share in the excitement as Ms. Dukakis sees the production for the first time! She will join Tony Award winner Judy Kaye, and the rest of the dynamic cast, onstage for their final ovation and a toast to the City by the Bay!

The party goes on after the curtain comes down! A limited number of tickets are available to join Ms. Dukakis and the cast of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City at an exclusive afterparty at Clift Hotel immediately following the production.

For the ultimate Tales experience, you can join Ms. Dukakis and special guests at an intimate preshow dinner at one of San Francisco’s premiere restaurants - Fleur de Lys! Tickets include Premiere Orchestra seating and the VIP party immediately following the show. To inquire about taking part in the preshow dinner with Ms. Dukakis, please contact Pierrick at pierrick.j.fischer@ampf.com.

The evening, a benefit for American Conservatory Theater’s arts education programs and the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation, is presented by Jordan, Miller & Associates.

"We're excited about bringing this unique opportunity to fruition. The June 24 event is a terrific way to celebrate Pride, support our local charities, and see this world premiere staging of San Francisco’s most beloved story. Thank you, Olympia and Armistead, for making this night one we won’t soon forget!”  -Brandon Miller & Joanne Jordan-Managing Partners, Jordan, Miller & Associates

The Cast & Creative Team

Tony Award winner Judy Kaye, Betsy Wolfe, Mary Birdsong, Matthew Saldivar, and Wesley Taylor have been cast as the denizens of 28 Barbary Lane. Based on Maupin's beloved literary series, set in 1970s-era San Francisco, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City features a score by Scissor Sisters band members Jake Shears and John Garden, a libretto by Tony Award winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), choreography by Larry Keigwin, and direction by Tony Award nominee Jason Moore (Avenue Q, Shrek: The Musical).

The Storyline:

On the bustling streets of 1970s San Francisco, neon lights pierce through the fog-drenched skies, disco music explodes from crowded nightclubs, and a wide-eyed Midwestern girl finds a new home—and creates 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, his iconic San Francisco saga comes home as a momentous new musical. Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City unleashes an exuberant celebration of the irrepressible spirit that continues to define our City by the Bay.

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