Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Just a little bit ago, I was on 23rd street waiting for the light to change. It did and the mass of people who were standing with me started walking. There was a woman walking with a cane in the slush and I saw her begin to fall. Trying to be nice, I went to catch her. Do any of you out there think I am physically strong or have some body heft? If so, you're wrong. No good deed goes unpunished. The woman still fell and so did I. And so I am in a tad bit of pain right now and not really in the mood to post, so this will be brief.

I did want to point out something about this Tales of the City musical. Playbill put up something about it on February 9, but the story now seems to be gone, which I find very odd. Regardless, it was about how Jeff Whitty and Jason Moore (Avenue Q's librettist and director team) are developing a musical based on Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City. It spoke about the Avenue Q producers securing the rights right now. The story made no mention of the fact that this is not the first time we've heard about a Tales of the City musical. It was about 4 years ago when news was first reported about such a project. At that point, the Goodman Theatre had already secured the rights and David Petrarca was to direct. No details were ever announced, but Rufus Wainwright and Elvis Costello were the two people I heard mentioned most often to write the score. That sounded interesting to me, but, alas, I guess it is not gonna happen.

And on that note, I'm off to put some ice on my ankle.


Moxie said...

I think I remember hearing that Jeff Whitty had been working on getting the rights for a long time. I hope this doesn't disappear into the ether - Tales of the City is so ripe with great characters and stories, and I imagine the performances could be pretty incredible.

Also - Cara, your contribution to broadwayworld's Valentine's Day piece was hilarious. Cheers.

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