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‘Two Cities,’ no theater

New tuner has yet to find a home

Next spring, every other Broadway musical is booked into a theater named TBA.

Add “A Tale of Two Cities” to that waiting list.

Claiming an April 27 Broadway opening, producers Barbra Russell, Ron Sharpe and Ron Phelps plan to forge ahead with their new tuner, written by legit newcomer Jill Santoriello and based on the Charles Dickens classic.

A Gotham workshop is skedded for July through August, with the world preem set for Feb. 9 at the Chicago Theater in the Windy City. From there, the show is Broadway-bound at a theater to be announced.

Capitalized at $14 million, the new tuner can’t play any house under 1,500 seats, which radically limits the producers’ choices. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Woman in White” has already secured the Marquis Theater, now home to “La Cage aux Folles,” for spring 2006.

Other 2005-06 tuners circling without theaters include “The Color Purple,” “Lestat,” “The Pajama Game,” “Princesses,” “Tarzan” and “The Wedding Singer.”

David H. Bell is director-choreographer on “A Tale of Two Cities.” His previous Broadway credit was the musical “A Change in the Heir,” which ran for two weeks in 1990.

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