Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City" is getting the tuner treatment, with a Broadway-aimed musical adaptation in the works from "Avenue Q" book writer Jeff Whitty plus Jason Sellards and John Garden, two members of the band Scissor Sisters.
WTF!!!!! This is either the BEST thing ever, or a potential mega mess...but I'm hoping for the Greatest Story Ever Told!!!
"Jason Moore ('Avenue Q," "Shrek') will helm the show, which follows the idiosyncratic characters encountered by a young Midwestern woman in 1970s San Francisco. Produced by 'Avenue Q' producers Jeffrey Seller, Robyn Goodman and Kevin McCollum, 'Tales of the City' hopes to hit Broadway during the 2009-10 season. Budget for the developing show has not yet been determined, although creatives and producers expect a large-scale musical that, like the original book, follows the storylines of nearly a dozen major characters. Seller estimated capitalization would cost no less than $10 million. Plot of the musical will focus on the 1978 novel 'Tales of the City,' the first of seven 'Tales' books, with elements from the second novel likely included as well."
Originally seen on Towleroad: http://www.towleroad.com/
I'm moist as a snack cake about this very exciting news...