Armistead Maupin’s controversial Tales of the City was made into a brilliant and unforgettable PBS miniseries in 1994. It’s latest media reincarnation will be as a musical, with songs by Scissor Sisters. The producers of the Tony-winning puppet musical Avenue Q have teamed up again with director Jason Moore and librettist Jeff Whitty for the new production, which is aiming for the 2009-2010 Broadway season. Some background for those who may not know: Originally a newspaper serial, Tales of the City follows a young woman from the American Midwest who moves to San Francisco and becomes intertwined in the lives of an eccentric group of characters living around her. In the series, Maupin offered a vivid and timely portrait of the sexually and politically charged atmosphere in the city during the 1970s and 1980s — addressing issues such as homosexuality, drug use and the rise of AIDS.