THE JAPANESE PREMIERE  of  "A Tale of Two Cities" is running at the Imperial Garden Theatre in Tokyo !    7/18/13  - 8/26/2013.     Watch the clip "Let Her Be A Child".    Visit the Toho Stage Website to see more. 


James Barbour
in the Broadway production of
"A Tale of Two Cities"
"Good  fiction,  like  magic, makes it difficult for the audience to see the mechanics of the trick. Charles Dickens was a master magician whose greatest feat was the grand illusion created in the pages of "A Tale of Two Cities".  Jill Santoriello's musical has not only recreated that sleight-of-hand, it is guilty of a far less obvious magic: to take a classic novel, long buried under scholarship and praise, and recall it to life"                                                                        

"The best adaptation of Charles Dickens’s work that I have ever seen. The music is superb, the script retains the true essence of the novel and it is as moving as Charles Dickens’s original."

Lucinda Dickens Hawksley

"UNTIL TOMORROW" Montage of Scenes from                  "A Tale of Two Cities"

Kevin Earley, James Barbour       & the Broadway Cast

For more Video Clips

Please Visit the VIDEO Page

Jill Santoriello with Producers Ron Sharpe & Barbra Russell



A   TALE   OF   TWO CITIES    and   TWO  COUNTRIES ---- 

 Toho Entertainment's Japanese production of "A Tale of Two Cities" had its Opening Night on July 18, 2013 at the Imperial Garden Theatre in Tokyo!

The Second  Korean production is running through August 6 at the Charlotte Theatre in Seoul ! 

A TALE OF TWO CITIES in Korea Celebrates its 100th PERFORMANCE!      Tale Korean Website


CANADIAN PREMIERE in AUGUST 2013 at  THE SINGER'S THEATRE, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada -  August 16-18, 2013 !


WELSH PREMIERE by the Tredegar Operatic Society September 10-14, 2013 in Tredegar, Wales!  


Watch Rebecca Robbins singing  "As Long As I Have You",  music and lyrics by Jill Santoriello, written for the American Cancer Society Hope Gala Honolulu in May of 2013.

ONE MORE TIME   Music Video gets over 21000 hits on YouTube!



OVER THE MOON - THE BROADWAY LULLABY PROJECT Deluxe CD, Book and E-Book have been released.  Jill recently collaborated with Pulitzer Prize and Oscar winning writer John Patrick Shanley to write a song for the project which benefits breast cancer research.  The song, Riding A White Horse, lyrics by Shanley and music by Santoriello is featured on the double CD and also the E-Book, both available on Amazon, Itunes and from the website: Over the Moon    


The IRISH PREMIERE PRODUCTION of  A TALE OF TWO CITIES received 3 nominations from the ASSOCIATION OF IRISH MUSICALS SOCIETY, including one for Best Overall Show!  Nominations were also awarded to Alan Greaney (Sydney Carton) and Stephen Macken (Dr. Manette).  UPDATE: Stephen Macken won the Best Supporting Actor honors.  Congratulations to All!    



JILL SANTORIELLO is the award winning author of the Broadway musical "A TALE OF TWO CITIES" which received a 2008 Outer Critics Circle Nomination for Outstanding New Broadway Musical.  "A Tale of Two Cities" also earned an Outer Critics nomination for the acclaimed performance of James Barbour as Sydney Carton, as well as 3 Drama Desk Nominations and a Drama League nomination. Prior to Broadway,  the  world premiere production of  "A TALE OF TWO CITIES"  enjoyed a sold-out run at Florida's  historic Asolo Repertory Theatre, winning numerous awards including Best Musical of the season.

In 2009, Jill adapted the musical and served as Executive Producer for a PBS- special "A Tale of Two Cities - In Concert".  The program was narrated by veteran actor Michael York , filmed in the historic Theatre Royale in Brighton, England & featured many of the stars of the Original Broadway Cast.   

CD back cover
The   PBS  concert     adaptation  premiered  on WGBH  -  Boston in  late  2009. A  DVD of the program  "A Tale of Two Cities In Concert  featuring additional bonus  material  and including a new  song with lyrics  by  Jill   Santoriello and music  by Frank Wildhorn   has   been    released in conjunction with the 2013 CD   "A Tale of Two Cities International Studio Cast Recording"  and is currently available online at Amazon and the musical's website

In  2009,   Alfred  Publishing   released   the 
Piano / Vocal
.  The 114-page softcover book  features   14   songs  from the Broadway musical plus a 4-page   full   color   section with  photos  from the Broadway  & television concert productions.

The professional, stock & amateur rights  to perform "A Tale of Two Cities" are available for license through Samuel French.   

9780573696893_TOTC_Cover FOR WEB.jpg



45 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10019
                                                             212 206 1429
Jill Santoriello is a self taught musician who began composing music in her early teens - an outgrowth of having played piano by ear from the age of six.    She is a 5 time Ascap Plus Award winner and an alumna of the distinguished BMI and ASCAP Musical Theater Workshops.   Santoriello was honored with fellowship grants from  the Arts Councils of Florida & New Jersey for her work on "A Tale of Two Cities".   "Tale" was also a Best Musical finalist in the First International Musical of the Year competition.  The song "If Dreams Came True" was one of 5 Best Song Finalists and was featured on the DVD & CD release of the competition, which was televised from Denmark and narrated by Sir Peter Ustinov.    Prior to the world premiere production of "A Tale of Two Cities"  at  the Asolo Repertory Theatre,  Jill worked for more than a decade in original programming development at Showtime Networks.  She is currently developing several new musical projects.

Broadway production photos by Carol Rosegg

Orchestrations by Edward B. Kessel

© Words & Music 2009 by Jill Santoriello. ASCAP.