Katey Sagal and Michael McKean Star in New Randy Newman Musical Harps and Angels
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for Randy Newman's Harps and Angels have expired.
The last date listed for Randy Newman's Harps and Angels was Wednesday December 22, 2010 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Mark Taper Forum:
- Full Price:
- Our Price:
Moisés Kaufman (33 Variations, The Laramie Project) directs Obie Award-winning writer-performer Daniel Beaty in this solo show spotlighting the life and work of legendary singer, actor and activist Paul Robeson. It's the amazing true story of the Columbia Law School graduate and early NFL player, who gained notoriety in London by starring in Show Boat and Othello, and recording deep-voiced renditions of spirituals, like his famed "Ol' Man River." But he was also known as an outspoken civil-rights and social-justice activist who became a target of the McCarthy hearings. Buoyed by a live musical combo, The Tallest Tree in the Forest mixes poetic storytelling with 14 songs, including "Happy Days Are Here Again," and finds Beaty portraying more than 20 characters, with "signature wit, grit and piercing lyricism" (The New York Times). Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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 _
Visit Randy Newman’s website!
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.