The work was conceived by Jack Viertel and features music and lyrics by Newman and musical staging by Warren Carlyle. "Randy Newman’s witty, complex, bittersweet and often satirical songbook is at the heart of this new work, which creates a compelling, honest and humorous commentary on what it is like to be born, grow up, fall in love, and live and die in America," according to press notes.
The cast and creative team posed for photos during a recent rehearsal break.
[caption id="attachment_11082" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="Jerry Zaks, Katey Sagal and Randy Newman"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_11083" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="Warren Carlyle, Randy Newman, Jerry Zaks and Jack Viertel"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_11084" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="Standing: Ryder Bach, Michael McKean and Matthew Saldivar; Seated: Storm Large, Katey Sagal and Adriane Lenox"][/caption]
photos by Craig Schwartz