`Tales of the City' heads to Broadway

March 14, 2008 7:51:34 AM PDT
First it was serialized in a San Francisco newspaper. Then came a parade of best-selling novels, followed by a popular television miniseries - and now a Broadway musical, with music by members of the glam pop band Scissor Sisters.

"Tales of the City," based on the Armistead Maupin novel, will open on Broadway during the 2009-10 season, producers Robyn Goodman, Kevin McCollum and Jeffrey Seller announced Friday.

The story focuses on a young woman from the Midwest who moves to San Francisco in 1970s and meets an unusual collection of characters while living at 28 Barbary Lane.