“Tales Of The City”: A Musical

jake-shearsThe musical adaptation of “Tales of the City” is among the new works to be developed this summer during the O’Neill Theater Center‘s annual summer sessions. O’Neill campus in Waterford, Conn., hosts a couple of high-profile legit development programs, with separate conferences for plays and musicals. Here’s why “Tales” interests me: it has a book by Jeff Whitty (“Avenue Q”) and songs by Scissor Sisters musicians Jason Sellards (aka Jake Shears, pictured) and John Garden. A lot of SS has a retro-pop flavor, which should be perfect for the 1970s San Francisco setting of “Tales.”

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