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