Photo Coverage: 'Tale of Two Cities' Meet & Greet The Press

The upcoming musical A Tale of Two Cities held a "meet & greet" of the cast and crew on July 16th, 2008.

The production will feature: James Barbour as  Sydney Carton (Jane Eyre, Assassins, Urinetown, Beauty and the Beast, Camelot), Craig Bennett  as Jerry Cruncher (Miss Saigon, Mamma Mia!, The Light in the Piazza, Les Miserables), Brandi Burkhardt as Lucie Manette, (Lil' Abner, Jekyll & Hyde, Wonderland, Oklahoma!, Oleanna), Kevin Earley as Ernest Defarge (Thoroughly Modern Millie, 1776, Assassins, Side Show, Les Miserables), Gregg Edelman as Dr. Alexandre Manette (City of Angels, Into the Woods, 1776, Passion, Cabaret, She Loves Me, Wonderful Town, Falsettos), Michael Hayward-Jones as Jarvis Lorry (Evita, Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol, The Sound of Music, The King & I, Me and My Girl, A Little Night Music, On the 20th Century),  Aaron Lazar as Charles Darnay (Les Miserables, The Light in the Piazza, Oklahoma!, The Phantom of the Opera, The Scarlet Pimpernel, On The Town), Mackenzie Mauzy as The Seamstress (Lizzie Borden,  The Flamingo Kid,  The Bold and the Beautiful),  Katherine McGrath as Miss Pross (The Music Man, Night of the Tribades, A Man of No Importance, Indian Blood, Echoes of War, The Real Inspector Hound, After Margritte, Dear Liar, The Baccae, Enter A Free Man, The Rivals, Romeo & Juliet, Shirley Valentine, Electra, Moon for the Misbegotten, Hamlet), Les Minski as Marquis St. Evremonde (Carousel, Annie, Moon for the Misbegotten, Find Your Way Home), Natalie Toro as Madame Therese Defarge (Evita, Les Miserables, A Christmas Carol, Zombie Prom, The Audience, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, West Side Story, The Fix, Frances of Guernica, Blood Brothers, Zorba), Nick Wyman as John Barsad (Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, My Fair Lady,  Sly Fox,  Doubles, On the Twentieth Century, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels),

The ensemble will feature:  Drew Aber,  Catherine Brunell, Alison Cimmet,  Jennifer Evans, William Thomas Evans,  Randy Glass,  Kevin Greene, Michael Halling, Tim Hartman,  Fred Inkley, Georgi James,  Miles Kath, Jay Lusteck,  Ray McLeod, Catherine Missal,  James Moye, Walter O'Neil,  Dan Petrotta,  Devin RichardsRob RIchardson,  Rebecca Robbins, Jennifer Smith,  Anne Tolpegin,  Eric Van Tielen,  Mollie Vogt-Welch and Alison Walla.

Set against the epic backdrop of the French Revolution and based on the classic Dickens novel, "A Tale of Two Cities" is a musical about injustice, vengeance and the redemptive power of love.   When Dr. Manette is released from the French Bastille after 17 years, he must be resurrected from the brink of madness by his daughter, Lucie.  In England they meet two very different men: the exiled French aristocrat, Charles Darnay, whom Lucie marries, and the drunken cynic, Sydney Carton.  Soon family secrets and political intrigue combine to draw Lucie and her family back to Paris. At the height of the Reign of Terror, the musical finds an unlikely hero in Sydney Carton.
 
Jill Santoriello has written the show's book, music and lyrics. The musical is being designed by Tony Walton (scenery), David Zinn (costumes), Richard Pilbrow (lights), Carl Casella and Domonic Sack (sound).  Orchestrations are by Edward B. Kessel and Bob Krogstad ; arrangements are by Edward B. Kessel and Wendy Bobbitt Cavett.  The musical's creative team has collectively garnered: 3 Tony Awards, 4 Drama Desk Awards, 1 Oscar Award, 1 Emmy Award, 2 Drama Logue Awards, 1 Obie Award, 17 Tony Award Nominations, 13 Drama Desk Nominations and 1 Grammy Nomination. The show is directed by Warren Carlyle.
 
In the history of fictional literature, A Tale of Two Cities is arguably the most famous book title on earth.  Since its inaugural publication on April 30th, 1859, A Tale of Two Cities has sold over 200 million copies in several languages. It is the recounting of one of the most electrifying love stories ever written told against the backdrop of one of the most terrifying eras in human history. 

A Tale of Two Cities is being produced by Barbra Russell and Ron Sharpe (Executive Producers), Bernard Brogan, Sharon A. Fordham, Theatre Associates / David Sonnenberg / Rami Evar, The Monagle Group, Fanok Entertainment, Mary E. Laminack, Jim Barry, Gasperino Entertainment, Vincent Russell (Producers), and William M. Broderick, Edward B. Kessel, Harry Casey, David Bryant (Associate Producers).   General Management for the show is provided by Town Square Productions, Inc.

Photos by Peter James Zielinski


'A Tale of Two Cities' Cast Meet & Greet


Nick Archer and Paul Raiman


James Barbour


Natalie Toro


Kevin Earley


Alison Cimmet


Brandi Burkhardt


Brandi Burkhardt


Michael Hayward-Jones


Director Warren Carlyle


Warren Carlyle


Gregg Edelman


Nick Wyman


Craig Bennett


Georgi James, Miles Kath and Catherine Missal


James Barbour


The Cast


Kevin Earley and Cast


Miles Kath


Miles Kath and Kevin Earley


Kevin Earley


The Cast


Natalie Toro


Natalie Toro


Kevin Earley


Natalie Toro


Catherine Missal and Georgi James


Anne Tolpegin and Alison Cimmet


Dan Petrotta, Randy Glass, Alison Cimmet, Anne Tolpegin, and Eric Van Tielen

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com