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A Tale of Two Cities   

Al Hirschfeld Theatre, (9/18/2008 - 11/09/2008)
First Preview: Aug 19, 2008 Total Previews: 33
Opening Date: Sep 18, 2008    
Closing Date: Nov 09, 2008 Total Performances: 60

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Paris and London during the late eighteenth century

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Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director; Jordan Roth: Vice President)
Produced by Barbra Russell, Ron Sharpe, Bernard Brogan, Sharon A. Fordham, Theater Associates-David Sonnenberg/Rami Evar, The Monagle Group, Joseph J. Grano, Fanok Entertainment, Mary Laminack, Nancy Audet, Paul Audet, Jim Barry, Gasperino Entertainment, Vincent Russell, William Broderick and Alex Santoriello; Produced in association with David Bryant, Spencer S. Brody and Harry Casey
World Premiere produced by Asolo Repertory Theatre; Originally directed by Michael Donald Edwards
Book by Jill Santoriello; Music by Jill Santoriello; Lyrics by Jill Santoriello; Based on the novel "A Tale Of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens; Music orchestrated by Edward B. Kessel; Music arranged by Edward B. Kessel; Additional arrangements by Bob Krogstad, Wendy Bobbitt Cavett and Kevin Stites; Musical Director: Kevin Stites
Directed by Warren Carlyle; Choreographed by Warren Carlyle; Associate Choreographer: Parker Esse; Assistant Director: Michael Arden
Scenic Design by Tony Walton; Costume Design by David Zinn; Lighting Design by Richard Pilbrow; Sound Design by Carl Casella and Domonic Sack; Hair Design by Tom Watson; Special Effects Design by Gregory Meeh; Associate Scenic Design: Heather Wolensky; Associate Costume Design: Jacob A. Climer; Associate Lighting Design: Michael Gottlieb; Associate Sound Design: Wallace Flores
Executive Producer: Ron Sharpe and Barbra Russell; General Manager: Town Square Productions, Inc; Company Manager: Robert Nolan; Assistant Co. Mgr: Austin Nathaniel
Production Supervisor: Christopher C. Smith; Production Stage Manager: Kim Vernace; Stage Manager: Paul J. Smith; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jason A. Quinn and Megan J. Schneid
Conducted by Kevin Stites; Associate Conductor: Paul Raiman; Assistant Conductor: Nicholas Archer; Violin: Martin Agee and Conrad Harris; Viola: Debra Shufelt-Dine; Cello: Laura Bontrager; Bass: Dave Phillips; Flute/Piccolo: Judith Mendenhall; Oboe/English Horn: Matthew Dine; Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Bassoon: Mark Thrasher; Trumpet: Timothy Schadt and Terry Szor; French Horn: Anthony Cecere and William DeVos; Tenor Trombone/Bass Trombone/Tuba: Chris Olness; Drums/Percussion: James Musto III; Timpani/Percussion: Kory Grossman; Synthesizer: Nicholas Archer and Paul Raiman; Musical Coordinator: James Neglia; Musical Supervisor: Kevin Stites
Casting: Barry Moss and Bob Kale; Press Representative: The Jacksina Company; Promotions: Margery Singer Company; Vocal Coach: Deborah Hecht; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Marketing: Sharon A. Fordham
James BarbourSydney Carton
Craig BennettJerry Cruncher
Brandi BurkhardtLucie Manette
Kevin EarleyErnest Defarge
Gregg EdelmanDr. Alexandre Manette
Michael Hayward-JonesMr. Jarvis Lorry
Miles KathLittle Gaspard
Aaron LazarCharles Darnay
Katherine McGrathMiss Pross
Les MinskiMarquis St. Evremonde
Catherine MissalLittle Lucie
Natalie ToroMadame Therese Defarge
Nick WymanJohn Barsad
Drew AberThe Young Man
Catherine BrunellEnsemble
Alison CimmetEnsemble
William Thomas EvansAttorney General
Kevin GreeneGabelle
Michael HallingGaspard
Tim HartmanA Crony
Fred InkleyStryver
Georgi JamesEnsemble
Jay LusteckTurnkey
Mackenzie MauzySeamstress
Raymond Jaramillo McLeodFrench President
James MoyeEnglish Judge
Walter Winston ONeilEnsemble
A Crony
Dan PetrottaEnsemble
Devin RichardsNumber Keeper
Rob RichardsonEnsemble
Rebecca RobbinsEnsemble
Jennifer SmithEnsemble
Anne TolpeginEnsemble
Mollie Vogt-Welch Ensemble
Alison WallaEnsemble
Swings: Jennifer Evans, Randy Glass and Eric Van Tielen
Understudies: Catherine Brunell (Lucie Manette), William Thomas Evans (Mr. Jarvis Lorry), Randy Glass (Dr. Alexandre Manette, Marquis St. Evremonde), Michael Halling (Charles Darnay), Tim Hartman (John Barsad, Mr. Jarvis Lorry), Fred Inkley (Dr. Alexandre Manette, Jerry Cruncher, John Barsad), Georgi James (Little Gaspard, Little Lucie), Jay Lusteck (Ernest Defarge, Jerry Cruncher), James Moye (Ernest Defarge, Marquis St. Evremonde, Sydney Carton), Rob Richardson (Sydney Carton), Rebecca Robbins (Lucie Manette, Madame Therese Defarge), Jennifer Smith (Miss Pross), Anne Tolpegin (Madame Therese Defarge, Miss Pross) and Eric Van Tielen (Charles Darnay)
Drama Desk Award
 2009 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  James Barbour
 2009 Outstanding Orchestrations [nominee] 
  Edward B. Kessel
 2009 Outstanding Lighting Design in a Musical [nominee] 
 Lighting Design by Richard Pilbrow
music by Jill Santoriello; lyrics by Jill Santoriello
ACT 1 Sung By
Prologue: The Shadows of the NightDr. Alexandre Manette and Lucie Manette
The Way It Ought to BeMadame Therese Defarge, Ernest Defarge and Ensemble
You'll Never Be AloneDr. Alexandre Manette and Lucie Manette
ArgumentMarquis St. Evremonde and Charles Darnay
DoverMiss Pross, Jerry Cruncher and Sailors
The Way It Ought to BeSydney Carton
No Honest WayJohn Barsad, Jerry Cruncher, Sydney Carton and Scoundrels
The TrialAttorney General, Stryver, Jerry Cruncher, John Barsad, Sydney Carton and Ensemble
Round and RoundTavern Folk
ReflectionSydney Carton
The Way It Ought to Be (Reprise) Madame Therese Defarge
Letter From UncleMarquis St. Evremonde
The PromiseDr. Alexandre Manette and Charles Darnay
I Can't RecallSydney Carton
Resurrection ManJerry Cruncher and Cronies
Now at LastCharles Darnay and Lucie Manette
If Dreams Came TrueCharles Darnay and Sydney Carton
Out of Sight, Out of MindMadame Therese Defarge
I Always KnewGabelle and Charles Darnay
Little OneGaspard, Little Lucie, Sydney Carton, Ernest Defarge and Men
Until TomorrowErnest Defarge, Madame Therese Defarge, Sydney Carton and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Everything Stays the SameMadame Therese Defarge, Ernest Defarge and Ensemble
No Honest Way (Reprise) John Barsad
The TaleMadame Therese Defarge, Dr. Alexandre Manette, The Young Man, Marquis St. Evremonde and Ensemble
If Dreams Came True (Reprise) Sydney Carton
Without a WordCharles Darnay and Lucie Manette
The BluffSydney Carton and John Barsad
Let Her Be a ChildSydney Carton, Little Lucie and Charles Darnay
The LetterSydney Carton
LamentErnest Defarge
Finale: I Can't RecallSeamstress, Sydney Carton and Ensemble