Venue Details

671 Star Starred
Mark Taper Forum
135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2772
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$9 in the theater lot
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Alcohol and pricey snacks available before and at 15 min. intermission
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Casual is fine
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twestman
We parked down the street
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twestman
I like to dress for the theatre
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Curtiss Manly
Take the Subway, you only walk a block and don't hassle with the traffic or parking expense!
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.3 average rating
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18 events
14 reviews
24 stars
attended Nov 28 2010

I expected this to be mainly the music, but others after the show were complaining that there was no story. I love Randy Newman's music and lyrics, so how could I not... continued

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69 events
39 reviews
50 stars
attended Nov 22 2010

We had no idea what to expect -- just knew we loved Randy Newman's music. This is a MUST SEE! It was so entertaining! Very well put together. Never a dull moment. It's... continued

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20 reviews
12 stars
attended Nov 22 2010

It's a straight review, so you have 2 hours of Randy Newman's songs and that's it. If you don't like his songs, or that amount of them, stay away. If you do, come. The... continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“Randy Newman the lyricist is a refreshing irritant. And Newman the composer is a sweet seducer. His music is a lush amalgam of Americana.” —_Time Magazine _
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Description

The music and lyrics of Randy Newman, one of America’s most beloved songwriters, will be featured in the world premiere of Randy Newman’s Harps and Angels, conceived by Jack Viertel. The singer-songwriter’s witty, complex, bittersweet and often satirical songbook is at the heart of this new work, in which the personal and the socio-political entwine creating 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.

This musical adventure will include a multitude of the songs you know and love including “Political Science,”  “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today,” “My Country,” “Feels Like Home,” and of course, “I Love L.A.”

*Randy Newman *has long been one of the most musically and lyrically ambitious singer-songwriters ever to be at play in the fields of popular music. Born to a renowned musical family, by 17 Newman was a working songwriter. His debut album, Randy Newman, was released in 1968. The 70s brought 12 Songs, Live, Sail Away, Good Old Boys, Little Criminal and Born Again. In the 80s, Newman earned his first two of 16 Oscar nominations, followed by the albums Trouble In Paradise, the Grammy-winning score for The Natural, and Land of Dreams. In the 90s, Newman earned an Emmy and several more Grammys for work on films like Toy Story, James and the Giant Peach, A Bug’s Life and Toy Story 2. Newman also released Guilty: 30 Years of Randy Newman and Bad Love, and in 2002, he won his first Oscar for Best Original Song for Monsters, Inc. The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. I was released in 2003 followed by Harps and Angels in 2008 and Bad Love in 2009. Newman has won five Grammy Awards, three Emmy Awards and an Oscar throughout his career. In June 2010, Newman received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.