Latest A Tale of Two Cities Stories

2008-10-17 18:00:15

James Barbour is currently starring in "A Tale of Two Cities" as Sydney Carton and definitely making an impression. In addition to performing eight weekly performances in front of audience-filled houses on the stage of the Al Hirschfeld, some of his activities include: On October 17 he was at the UN, supporting the "Stand Up Against Poverty" event by performing in front of many UN staff. The event was hosted by H.E. Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann, President of the UN General Assembly,...

2008-09-20 15:00:00

By ROBERT FELDBERG, STAFF WRITER REVIEW A TALE OF TWO CITIES New Broadway musical, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W. 45th St., Manhattan. Book, music and lyrics by Jill Santoriello. Directed by Warren Carlyle. With James Barbour, Aaron Lazar, Brandi Burkhardt and Gregg Edelman. Schedule: 7 p.m. Tuesday; 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $59 to $120. Telecharge: 212-239-6200, or at telecharge.com. If creating a...

2008-09-08 18:00:24

By Michael Kuchwara NEW YORK - Not since the heyday of the '80s British musical invasion - which brought "Cats,""The Phantom of the Opera" and "Les Miserables" - has Broadway anticipated such a big, critically lauded musical from across the Atlantic as "Billy Elliot." It's the show generating the most buzz, particularly at the box office, and that's saying a lot, as New York braces for a fall of six Broadway musicals - five new shows and one revival - plus several off-Broadway offerings,...

2008-08-28 00:00:26

"It's chaos," laughs Cathy Marston, the mastermind of a major new ballet production set amid the French Revolution. While the nerves might be tingling, not least with an afternoon's costume fitting for 50 cast members, she's calm. Or as calm as you'd expect with an hour-and-a-half's worth of choreography and music waiting - like an intricate puzzle - to be slotted together at this week's premiere. "It's more excitement than anything - this has been two years in the planning, " said...

2008-07-24 15:00:46

By MICHAEL KUCHWARA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jill Santoriello has been working on her stage version of Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" for a long time since Ronald Reagan was president. "I'm not going to tell you which term," says the woman who wrote the book, music and lyrics for the lavish musical set against the backdrop of the French Revolution. The production, directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, opens Sept. 18 at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Preview performances...

2008-07-15 15:00:00

By ROBERT FELDBERG It was a typical press release, announcing the cast for the new Broadway musical "A Tale of Two Cities," which begins previews Aug. 19 and opens Sept. 18 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. The performers didn't include any big stars, but one name jumped out: James Barbour, who'll play Sydney Carton, the lead role in the adaptation of Dickens' novel of the French Revolution. In the past two years, the 42-year-old actor, a native of Cherry Hill, has been front-page tabloid...

2008-06-16 09:00:45

10:08 A.M. (Local) MRS. BUSH: One of the reasons I really wanted to come to the Charles Dickens house is because I think it's so important for us as English-speaking people to be aware of what our literature is, and certainly Charles Dickens is very well known and very popular and studied in the United States. "A Tale of Two Cities" is one of the books that high school students in the United States read and study. And then obviously "A Christmas Carol" is one of the favorites of all...

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