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Behind the Scenes at Tales of the City in San Francisco

By Whitney Spaner Still hyped up from an amazing Gay Pride weekend and the news that everyone can now get married in New York, we were excited to see this video made by one of our former Beautiful People Wesley … Continue reading

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Tales of the . . . Cast! Meet Patrick Lane

Meet recent M.F.A. Program graduate Patrick Lane, who plays Brian Hawkins. Click here to read his official bio. NAME Patrick Lane. CHARACTER Brian Hawkins. HOMETOWN Louisville, Kentucky. FIRST THEATER EXPERIENCE Well, my father was a preacher and my mother directed … Continue reading

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The city stops to listen to its ‘Tales’

Leah Garchik Friday, June 3, 2011 The press kit contained a package of rolling papers, a box of matches and a condom. That sums up the era of “Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City,” the musical version of which was … Continue reading

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Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears and John Garden Talk About Musicalizing Tales of the City

By Adam Hetrick16 May 2011 Somewhere between the Bee Gees, Elton John and Peaches you’ll find the Scissor Sisters, the glam-pop band with downtown New York City roots, whose songs “Take Your Mama,” “Filthy/Gorgeous,” “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’” and … Continue reading

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Armistead Maupin Interview

Thanks to Tim Brunsden for bringing this to my attention. Armistead Maupin, celebrated author of Tales From The City talks to Lou Muddle on his new novel Mary Ann In Autumn ;After the intimate first-person narrative of Maupins last novel, … Continue reading

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Cheers to ACT’s Tosca Project

San Francisco Chronicle Catherine BigelowJune 11, 2010 When I first began frequenting Tosca Cafe (which, for the record, shall be noted only as, “an undisclosed number of years”), my favorite seat in this storied bar was a stool in the … Continue reading

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Armistead Honored

Author Armistead Maupin, center, glances down at the Assembly Resolution he received for his contributions to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, June 14, 2010. The California Legislative LGBT caucus honored 10 … Continue reading

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World Premiere “Tales Of The City – A New Musical”

Based on Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City and More Tales of the CityLibretto by Jeff WhittyMusic and lyrics by Jake Shears and John GardenDirected by Jason MooreAmid the fog-drenched glow of disco lights, bathhouses, and the bustling soul of … Continue reading

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Twilight of the American newspaper

The cover story by Richard Rodriguez in the November issue of Harper’s Magazine contains a fascinating account of the history of the San Francisco Chronicle — and the role that Tales of the City played in it. Final edition:Twilight of … Continue reading

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In Praise of Amy Tan and San Francisco’s Literary Life

By BRUCE WEBERPublished: October 17, 2009 SAN FRANCISCO — The event to honor the novelist Amy Tan at the Herbst Theater here on Wednesday night was supposed to be in the spirit of a roast. But the organizers couldn’t quite … Continue reading

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