TALE OF TWO CITIES Broadway Poster 3' x 4' Rare 2008 NEW : Large Color Poster for the New York City 2008 Stage Production of * Tale of Two Cities * opening on Broadway September 18th at the famed Al Hirschfeld Theater on West 45th Street in Times Square , New York City . " It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, "Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, one of the most widely read novels, is essentially about resurrection and spirituality through the hope of renewal. Our story begins in 1775 France. Inflation is out of control and an oppressive social system has resulted in injustices. The English and French monarchs – George III and Louis XVI seem indifferent to the plight of their people (sound familiar?). Though not as humorous as his other works, it remains Dickens' most tightly-constructed novel. It was a study in the interaction between individuals and society and his mission was to convey to his readers the dangers of a possible revolution. In the new Broadway musical version, the book, music and lyrics are by the gifted newcomer, Jill Santoriello. An extremely condensed retelling, Santoriello has been working on the production for 22 years and has a firm grasp on Dickensian speech and narrative. As for the thirty musical numbers she composed, the melodies are always lovely and the lyrical content vibrant and compelling. The setting spans two countries – France and England – and a 6 ½ year timeline. Director and choreographer Warren Carlyle lends his expertise. In addition, you will see several Les Miz alums. Set designer Tony Walton has come up with a curious series of scaffolding Olafur Eliasson would be proud of. Costumes are designed by David Zinn and hair design is by Tom Watson. Also noteworthy is Richard Pilbrow's lighting design, which reportedly employs over 1,300 channels of lighting control. He has changed the craft and technique of stage lighting to a simpler, more intuitive method that gently differentiates the scene changes between Paris and London. The acting is very strong and each character is fully developed, including the unique character Doctor Alexandre Manette, who is much more complex in Dickens' original version , but holds his own quite well here. The singing is truly the highlight, especially in the case of amazing James Barbour's bass-baritone that easily fills the most remote seating in this large historic Broadway Theater. As the drunken cynic and unlikely hero, he is the indisputable favorite of the show's audience , and he looks to be easily headed for a Tony nomination. This New Original Poster is Large size ( measures 3' foot wide by 4' foot high ) and is printed on thick heavy chrome-coat advertising poster stock paper in Beautiful Brilliant , Razor-sharp 6 color production. This is the Official Tale of Two Cities Broadway Poster printed in Limited Edition and features a beautiful graphic of of the show's historic theme , setting and dramatic lighting design. Rare , Authentic * Tale of Two Cities * NYC Broadway Theater Collectible ~ ready for framing , or just simply hang as is. Great for a Living Room , Dorm Room , Den or Office. Will be gently rolled and shipped in a heavy duty tube and shipped Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation / Tracking. This Poster is in Mint New Condition. Please email with any questions before purchasing if you are unsure about something. We ONLY accept Money Orders , Cashiers Checks or U.S. Cash as payment ( we do NOT accept personal checks or online payment at all). Please email about local pick-up , we are located in NYC in Times Square. All International Customers MUST email us before purchasing this item.