Randy Newman's Harps and Angels Begins World-Premiere Run Nov. 10

News   Randy Newman's Harps and Angels Begins World-Premiere Run Nov. 10 The world premiere of Randy Newman's new musical Harps and Angels begins previews at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum Nov. 10.

Standing: Ryder Bach, Michael McKean and Matthew Saldivar Seated: Storm Large, Katey Sagal and Adriane Lenox
Standing: Ryder Bach, Michael McKean and Matthew Saldivar
Seated: Storm Large, Katey Sagal and Adriane Lenox Photo by Craig Schwartz

Directed by Tony winner Jerry Zaks, the production will officially open Nov. 21 and continue through Dec. 22.

The cast boasts Ryder Bach, Storm Large, Tony winner Adriane Lenox, Michael McKean, Katey Sagal and Matthew Saldivar.

Harps and Angels was conceived by Jack Viertel and features music and lyrics by Randy 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 production features scenic design by Stephan Olson, costume design by Stephanie Kerley Schwartz, lighting design by Brian Gale, sound design by Philip G. Allen and projection design by Marc Rosenthal. The music director is Michael Roth; the production stage manager is David S. Franklin.

Some of the Newman songs heard in the production include “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today,” “Sail Away,” “Marie,” “Louisiana 1927,” “Feels Like Home,” “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” and “I Love L.A.,” among many others.

Tickets for Harps and Angels are available by calling CTG Audience Services at (213) 628-2772 or online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org or in person at the CTG box office located at the Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center.

Warren Carlyle, Randy Newman, Jerry Zaks and Jack Viertel
Warren Carlyle, Randy Newman, Jerry Zaks and Jack Viertel Photo by Craig Schwartz
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