Back when I lived in Berkeley, Calif., I used to think it was funny that everybody referred to San Francisco, that city across the bay, as “the City,” as if there were no other. Then Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City came along, and pretty soon even non-Californians accepted that the City really was SF.
Now I hear that Tales of the City, the musical version, will have its premiere in the City next season. Seems like the only choice.
According to Variety, the premiere of the new musical by Jeff Whittty (Avenue Q), Jake Shears and John Garden (the Scissors Sisters) will debut at American Conservatory Theatre in May 2011. Jason Moore (Avenue Q, Shrek the Musical) will be the director.
Sounds like a good time for another Maupin (this one) to visit the City.
Here’s the story.