World Premiere of Randy Newman's Harps and Angels Opens Nov. 21

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21 Nov 2010

Adriane Lenox
Adriane Lenox
Craig Schwartz

The world premiere of Randy Newman's new musical Harps and Angels officially opens at the Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum Nov. 21 at 7 PM following previews that began Nov. 10.

Directed by Tony winner Jerry Zaks, the production will 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 GTG 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.