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TALES OF THE CITY – THE MUSICAL

It began as a gleam in the eye of Jeff Whitty, the Tony Award-winning book writer for “Avenue Q.” Jeff had been looking for his next project, and Tales of the City struck him as ideal for adaptation to the musical stage. Armistead, as it happened, had been trying for years to get “Tales” off the ground as a musical and had greatly admired Jeff’s work in “Avenue Q,” so the decision was an easy one.

To write the music and lyrics Jeff brought on board his friends Jason Sellards (AKA Jake Shears) and John Garden (JJ) of the disco and glam rock-inspired pop group Scissor Sisters. “Tales of the City” will be directed by Jason Moore (“Avenue Q” and “Shrek”).

In 2009 “Tales of the City” was one of two musicals chosen (from a field of 152) to participate in the summer workshop of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut.

"Tales of the City" had its world premiere at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco in June, 2011.

For more information and updates, check the blog on this site.


Jason Sellards, John Garden and Jeff Whitty at the O’Neill Theater Center



Jason Sellards (AKA Jake Shears)
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Jeff Whitty at Chris and Armistead’s wedding, October 4, 2008
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Jason Moore, director
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