Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, The MusicalLibretto by Jeff Whitty
Music and Lyrics by Jake Shears and John Garden
Based on Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City and More Tales of the City
Choreographed by Larry Keigwin
Directed by Jason Moore
Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, The Musical
“A celebration of all things sex, drugs and all kinds of coming out! Blithe, comic . . . richly rewarding.”
“Splashes about in the period-kitsch playground with happy abandon!”
“A remarkable and entertaining work . . . the cast is fantastic and the tales are perfect!”
“A home-turf hit!”
ONE WEEK ONLY—Streaming June 21–27, 2021
Welcome (back) to 28 Barbary Lane as A.C.T. celebrates the 10th anniversary of its world premiere musical hit, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City! One of the highest-selling productions in A.C.T. history, this is the first time the original production, captured before a live audience in June 2011, will be seen by the public—streaming for one week only to celebrate San Francisco Pride, June 21–27, 2021. Audiences around the world will finally get to hear Mary Ann, Mona, Brian, Mouse, and their joint-rolling landlady Mrs. Madrigal sing their Tales of the city. Based on Maupin’s landmark series of novels about San Francisco in the 70s, and featuring a cast of Broadway favorites, the acclaimed musical was directed by Jason Moore (The Cher Show, Avenue Q, Pitch Perfect), featured music and lyrics by the Scissor Sisters’s Jake Shears and John Garden, and a book by Tony Award winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q).
In Conversation: Mx Justin Vivian Bond
A.C.T. artistic director Pam MacKinnon is joined by Tony Award nominee Mx. Justin Vivian Bond—who made history as the first actor who identifies as transgender to play a trans character on Broadway when they took on the role of Mrs. Madrigal for the one-night-only 2017 benefit concert of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, The Musical. The discussion will address the casting of cis-male and cis-female actors in trans roles in theater, the broadening evolution and practices over the past decade within the industry and will highlight the importance of trans representation and diversity in theater.