Armistead Maupin Audio Book Series Features Alan Cumming, Frances McDormand, Cynthia Nixon and More (Audio)

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29 Mar 2013

Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming
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Tony Award winners Alan Cumming, Frances McDormand and Cynthia Nixon are among the actors who read the work of "Tales of the City" novelist Armistead Maupin in a new audio book series from Harper Collins.

Maupin, best known for his San Francisco-set series "Tales of the City," is celebrated in the new six-part audio book series from HarperAudio, which was released March 26. Each of the works is presented in unabridged form. 

"Tales of the City" and "Further Tales of the City" are read by Good People Tony Award winner McDormand; "More Tales of the City" and "Significant Others" are read by Wit and Rabbit Hole star Nixon; Cumming (Macbeth, Cabaret) reads "Babycakes"; and Emmy Award-winning "Will & Grace" and The Best Man star Eric McCormack reads "Sure of You."

In 2011 Avenue Q Tony Award winner Jeff Whitty and Jake Shears and John "JJ" Garden of the Scissor Sisters adapted Maupin's "Tales of the City" into a stage musical, which premiered at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre. A future life for the work has not been determined.

Click below to listen to excerpts from the HarperAudio collection: