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A Tale of Two Cities 2008

Opened: September 18, 2008
Closing: November 16, 2008

A Tale of Two Cities - 2008 - Broadway History , Info & More

A Tale of Two Cities, the musical 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. The musical encompasses unconscionable conspiracies, life-threatening schemes, countless betrayals, secret designs, complete political upheaval, pre-meditated mass murder, mob violence, survival against inhuman odds, unconditional love, unrequited love, indescribable love, heroic courage, breathless bravery, and human sacrifice.


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Review - Motown, the Musical: A Tale of Two Cities
by Michael Dale - April 22, 2013


It was the best of musicals, it was the worst of musicals.  It was a score of wisdom, it was a book of foolishness.  It was the epoch of belief in the entertainment value of songs like 'Dancing In The Streets' and 'My Girl,' it was the epoch of incredulity in hearing lines like 'Your little Stevie is a wonder' and 'You built a legacy of love.'  We had everything before us, we had nothing before us.

Review - A Tale of Two Cities: Barack Obama Put It Best...
by Kristin Salaky - October 2, 2008


Although I hadn't read any of the first wave of reviews, by the time I was seated for my post-opening night press performance at the Hirschfeld it was pretty much common knowledge to the entire Broadway community that the new (and from the looks of her Playbill bio, the only) creation from bookwriter/composer/lyricist Jill Santoriello brought out gobs of that legendary New York theatre critic acid wit among the great majority of my colleagues.

A TALE OF TWO CITIES Ends Broadway Run Today, 11/9
by Eddie Varley - November 9, 2008


Executive Producers Barbra Russell and Ron Sharpe will close Jill Santoriello's sweeping musical epic, 'A TALE OF TWO CITIES' on Broadway today, Sunday, November 9th at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). The musical moved the date of closing up a week from the originally announced final performance of November 16th. The early closing was confirmed to BroadwayWorld by a spokesperson for the production.

A TALE OF TWO CITIES Moves Up Closing Date To 11/9
by Eddie Varley - November 7, 2008


Executive Producers Barbra Russell and Ron Sharpe will close Jill Santoriello's sweeping musical epic, 'A TALE OF TWO CITIES' on Broadway on Sunday, November 9th at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). The production originally announced a closing date of November 16th, but has now chosen to move up the final performance to this Sunday, November 9th.

A TALE OF TWO CITIES to Close on November 16
by Robert Diamond - November 4, 2008


Executive Producers Barbra Russell and Ron Sharpe will close Jill Santoriello's sweeping musical epic, 'A TALE OF TWO CITIES' on Broadway on Sunday, November 16th at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues).

Richard Pilbow Wins 2008 Wally Russell Lifetime Achievement Award
by Robert Diamond - October 25, 2008


Esteemed lighting designer, theatre consultant, and author Richard Pilbrow is the winner of the 2008 Wally Russell Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented on Saturday evening, October 25, at the LDI Awards ceremony during LDI2008 in Las Vegas.

A TALE OF TWO CITIES to Perform at United Nations to Stand Up Against Poverty 10/17
by BWW News Desk - October 17, 2008


On October 17th, 2008 from 11:00 am- 12:00 PM the cast of the Broadway production of A TALE OF TWO CITIES will perform at the United Nations lawn near the peace bell.

Tale of Two Cities to Perform at United Nations to Stand Up Against Poverty 10/17
by Faetra Petillo - October 15, 2008


On October 17th, 2008 from 11:00 am- 12:00 PM the cast of the Braodway production of A TALE OF TWO CITIES will perform at the United Nations lawn near the peace bell.

Tickets Now on Sale for Signature's 'Home'
by Faetra Petillo - October 14, 2008


Tickets go on sale today for Signature Theatre Company's (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) production of HOME, the second production of Signature's 2008-2009 season celebrating the historic Negro Ensemble Company (NEC).

TV: Telling 'A Tale of Two Cities' with Brandi Burkhardt
by Eddie Varley - September 20, 2008


Brandi Burkhardt has starred in the Los Angeles Reprise! Production of Li'l Abner and in Jekyll & Hyde: Resurrection. In A Tale of Two Cities she stars as Lucie Manette, she is also making her Broadway debut in the role. BWW TV discussed with her what a pivtol role her character plays in the story, the magic of Charles Dickens words and how excitied she is to be a part of this epic production.

Photo Coverage: 'A Tale Of Two Cities' Brings the Revolution to Opening Night!
by Pablo Pimienta - September 20, 2008


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. The visually lavish new musical opened on Broadway Thursday, September 18th, and BroadwayWorld.com was there to share in all the excitement!

Love in a Time of War: A 'Tale Of Two Cities' Opens Tonight, 9/18
by Faetra Petillo - September 18, 2008


The new musical A Tale of Two Cities will open tonight, September 18th at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. 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. Jill Santoriello has written the show's book, music and lyrics.

Photo Flash: A Tale of Two Cities
by Eddie Varley - August 23, 2008


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. A Tale of Two Cities comes to Broadway after making its debut last season at Florida's Asolo Repertory Theatre, where it had a hugely successful sold-out run. Currently in previews, A Tale of Two Cities will open on Broadway on Thursday, September 18th at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues).

TV: Telling 'A Tale of Two Cities' The Revolution Approaches!
by Eddie Varley - August 11, 2008


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. As the ongoing series of BWW TV features with the cast of the new Broadway bound musical continues, the actors discuss the power and passion of the thrilling score and the epic tale that inspired it.

TV: Telling 'A Tale of Two Cities' with Michael Hayward-Jones
by Robert Diamond - August 11, 2008


Michael Hayward-Jones was a cast member of the Original Broadway production of Evita, his other Broadway credits include Me and My Girl and Brigadoon. In A Tale of Two Cities he stars as Jarvis Lorry. In an ongoing series of BWW TV features with the cast of the new Broadway bound musical, he gives insight into his character, the life of a working actor and the gift of being part of the show's theatrical family.

TV: Telling 'A Tale of Two Cities' with Nick Wyman
by Robert Diamond - August 20, 2008


Nick Wyman starred as Monsieur Firmin in the Original Broadway Cast of The Phantom of the Opera. His other Broadway credits include Les Miserables, Sly Fox, My Fair Lady, the Magic Show and On the Twentieth Century. In A Tale of Two Cities he stars as John Barsad. As the fourth interview in an ongoing series of BWW TV features with the cast of the new Broadway bound musical, he reveals his long history with the production, the excitement of developing an original character over time and how the show continues to inspire.

TV: Telling 'A Tale of Two Cities' with Natalie Toro
by Robert Diamond - August 5, 2008


Natalie Toro starred as Eponine in the Original Broadway of Les Miserables. Her other stage credits include A Christmas Carol, Jesus Christ Superstar and the title role in the acclaimed 1999 20 Anniversary National Tour of Evita. In A Tale of Two Cities she stars as Madame Therese Defarge. In the third of a series of BWW TV interviews with the cast of the new Broadway bound musical, she shares her personal insight into the character of Defarge, finding new inspiration during rehearsals and how the story continues to be emotional for her as it readies for the first preview performance.

TV: Telling 'A Tale of Two Cities' with James Barbour
by Eddie Varley - July 28, 2008


James Barbour starred as Rochester in the Broadway musical Jane Eyre. His other Broadway credits include Beauty and the Beast, Carousel, Cyrano-The Musical and the recent revival of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. In A Tale of Two Cities he stars as Sydney Carton. In the first of a series of BWW TV interviews with the cast of the new Broadway bound musical, he discusses the early days of rehearsals, the emotional connection of the characters and the creative journey the production continues to take…

A Tale of Two Cities History

Other Productions of A Tale of Two Cities

2004   New York Workshop
New York
2005   New York Workshop
New York
2006   Chicago World Premiere [Cancelled]
Chicago
2008   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway

A Tale of Two Cities - 2008 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2008 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actor in a Musical James Barbour
2008 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Lighting Design in a Musical Richard Pilbrow
2008 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Orchestrations Edward B. Kessel

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