Randy Newman’s Faust: The Concert
With Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman
Randy Newman’s tunes are unmistakable, the product of five decades of genius. Nowhere is his storytelling more evident than his singular stage production, Faust. Written 25 years ago as a full-length stage production, Faust is a modern retelling of the classic Devil vs. Lord story. In 1995, a Faust concept album introduced some of those songs to the wider public with vocals by James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, and Bonnie Raitt.
Now, Faust comes back to life, reimagined as a stage concert with the full score performed by a cast of musical theater talent, backed by a gospel choir and a big band. Since its premiere 20 years ago, Newman’s score has only been performed live once at City Center in New York City. This rare performance of a musical masterpiece is a must-see.