"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
A TALE OF TWO CITIES - The Broadway musical
OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE NOMINEE FOR OUTSTANDING BROADWAY MUSICAL
Charles Dickens' immortal story is an epic romantic musical about two men in love with the same woman struggling to survive during the French Revolution...
After a sold-out world premiere at Asolo Repertory in Sarasota, Florida the show moved to Broadway where it won 2 Drama Desk nominations and 3 Outer Critics Circle nominations including Outstanding Broadway musical.
Following Broadway, Jill adapted the show for television and co-produced the PBS Concert Special "A Tale of Two Cities in Concert" starring Michael York and most of the Broadway cast. A DVD of the concert and accompanying CD are available at Amazon.com.
The show has been produced in Seoul, South Korea three times and in Tokyo, Japan as well as Germany, Canada, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England and the United States. "A Tale of Two Cities" continues to win awards and acclaim around the world with two NODA Awards for Best Musical for productions in Solihull, England and Tredegar, Wales.
The show will have its Pennsylvania premiere on Thursday April 23 at Notre Dame High School in Easton, PA.
The Texas premiere will be at Wichita Theatre Performing Arts Center in Wichita Falls, Texas on May 22.
Youth Theatre Japan has just announced four performances in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan in the English language for August 2015!
"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" NYC.COM