The long-developing tuner adaptation of “A Tale of Two Cities” comes to Gotham this summer, with the $12 million production booking the Hirschfeld Theater for a Rialto run that begins in August.
Show played a pre-Broadway tryout in Sarasota, Fla., last fall.
The director of that production, Michael Donald Edwards, is no longer involved in the project. A new helmer has not yet been announced, but it seems likely Warren Carlyle, who choreographed the show in Sarasota, will pick up directing duties.
Casting for the Rialto incarnation also has not been confirmed.
Producers have said that James Barbour (“Assassins,” “Jane Eyre”), who toplined the tryout, remains attached, although the thesp was recently sentenced to 60 days in jail and three years’ probation after admitting in a Manhattan court that he sexually touched a young female fan backstage at “Jane Eyre” in 2001.
Design team for “Tale” — including Tony Walton (sets), David Zinn (costumes) and Richard Pilbrow (lights) — remains unchanged.
Jill Santoriello wrote the book, music and lyrics for the tuner version of Charles Dickens’ story, set in London and Paris during the French Revolution. Barbour plays a drunken British lawyer who becomes involved with a Frenchman and his daughter.
“Tale” begins previews Aug. 19 for a Sept. 18 opening. Current tenant at the Hirschfeld, “Curtains,” closes June 29.