Katey Sagal and Michael McKean Star in New Randy Newman Musical Harps and Angels
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The last date listed for Randy Newman's Harps and Angels was Wednesday December 22, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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Star of stage and screen, Brian Dennehy (Death of a Salesman, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Cocoon) delivers a stunning performance as Thomas Dunne in this profound and poignant drama. Set in an Irish county mental home circa the early 1930s, 75-year-old Thomas Dunne's mind lapses in and out of lucidity as he ruminates on a string of bittersweet memories. Between thoughts of his youth to thoughts of his adult life, with his wife and children, to memories of his time as the head of Dublin's Metropolitan Police, Dunne struggles to make sense of his life as the world around him falls apart. Already a story of unquestionable power, The Steward of Christendom is shaped into something unforgettable by Dennehy's extraordinary performance. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Linda R.
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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 love it? There was still great, if simpler staging. Didn't realize one of the male singers was Lenny from Laverne and Shirley until he came out on stage. It's amazing to hear all his songs one after another and realize how much he's written and the depth and breadth of his work. I took my young adult daughter and she had only heard a couple songs, but said she liked it and "got" that it was snippets of life interpreted. Seats were good. No complaints.
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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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.