Previews: August 19, 2008
Opening: September 18, 2008
Venue: Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036
Following a hit developmental run in Florida, the sweeping Dickens-inspired musical comes to Broadway. Set against the epic backdrop of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities is a musical about injustice, vengeance and the redemptive power of love. When Dr. Manette is released from the French Bastille after 17 years, he must be resurrected from the brink of madness by his daughter, Lucie. In England they meet two very different men: the exiled French aristocrat, Charles Darnay, whom Lucie marries, and the drunken cynic, Sydney Carton. Soon family secrets and political intrigue combine to draw Lucie and her family back to Paris. At the height of the Reign of Terror, the musical finds an unlikely hero in Carton.
Photos by Matthew Blank