Scissor Sisters prepare a musical…

Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters has agreed to get involved in a musical adaptation of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City novels.
He told Rolling Stone magazine: “I got an email from [librettist Jeff Whitty] wondering if I’d be interested in a musical that took place in the Seventies and had kinda fun themes that involved gays, copious drug use and trannies,” he says. “I said, ‘Of course – what is it?'”
Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, a production featuring all-new music written by Shears and John Garden, also of Scissor Sisters, is set to run at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco between May 18th and July 10th.
Shears, however, has no plans to join the production of Tales of the City as a performer, joking: “I couldn’t act my way out of a wet paper bag.”
As of yet there have been no plans made to run the show outside San Francisco, though Shears is hopeful to see it elsewhere in the future: “For the moment, we’ve just got our blinders on and we just want it to be the best show it can be for the city that it takes place in.”


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