Broadway’s A Tale of Two Cities, which previously announced a closing date of November 16, has bumped up the date and is now shuttering today. Based on the Charles Dickens novel, the French Revolutionary-set musical was a crowd-pleaser but struggled to get audiences into the theater.
The new Broadway musical A Tale of Two Cities, based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, begins performances at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre tonight. A Tale of Two Cities is a sweeping musical epic in the style of that other sprawling book-to-Broadway adaptation, Les Miserables. Starring James Barbour (Broadway’s Jane Eyre, Beauty and the Beast) and written by Broadway newcomer Jill Santoriello, A Tale of Two Cities will have its official Broadway opening on September 18.
A Tale of Two Cities, the new musical based on the classic Charles Dickens novel, begins performances tonight in Sarasota, Florida for its out-of-town tryout. The Jill Santoriello musical is hoping to hit Broadway in early 2008, but no date has been set. Two Cities stars frequent Broadway leading man James Barbour (Beauty and the Beast, Jane Eyre) and Derek Keeling, one of the finalists from Grease – You’re the One That I Want.