Saturday, June 28, 2008

Broadway Preview: A Tale Of Two Cities

Broadway Preview: A Tale Of Two Cities

This August, it could either be the best of times or the worst of times for new musicals based on other source material. What the Dickens am I talking about?

Well, come August 19, the very first stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic A Tale Of Two Cities to hit the Great White Way, incredibly enough, since Freeman Wills' 1899 adaptation The Only Way was revived in 1902 will begin previews!

Helmed by choreographer Warren Carlyle (Mame, 2006, Kennedy Center), the new version of A Tale Of Two Cities will make its Broadway debut at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre ... as a musical, with book and score by Jill Santoriello.

Although the show enjoyed a March out-of-town tryout at Sarasota's Asolo Repertory Theatre (which drew raves from Man In Chair), casting for the Main Stem has yet to be announced. But if indeed the Rialto production elicits critics' praise as being the best of times upon its September 18 opening, A Tale Of Two Cities can settle in for a long, open-ended run.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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At 30 June, 2008, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Post Script (July 1, 2008) - Full casting has now been announced for A Tale Of Two Cities:

James Barbour will recreate the Sarasota role of Sydney Carton, alongside Brandi Burkhardt, Aaron Lazar, Craig Bennett, Kevin Earley and Gregg Edelman.


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