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Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center

July 2
10:29 AM 2014

Randy Newman's Faust: The Concert, just played at New York City Center, is the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. The one-night-only event was directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. The cast included Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck,Tony Vincent, and Broadway Inspirational Voices.

BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below!

Randy Newman's FAUST: The Concert, with music and lyrics by Randy Newman, is, according to Newman, "like Goethe's Faust Pt. 1, but more complex psychologically; more like Pt. 2 but not the product of an ordered mind. The Lord and the Devil are childhood friends who in adulthood [1] have a falling out. The Devil is expelled from Heaven, somewhat arbitrarily some might say, and though he reigns in Hell, he longs to return to his childhood home. He goes up to visit Heaven for the first time in a long while. He finds the Lord and tells him Man is bad, and should never have been created [2]. The Lord says that He doesn't make mistakes. As they did in the 12th, 14th and 16th centuries [3], they bet on it, pick a young Notre Dame freshman as a representative specimen and hilarity ensues." The musical opened in 1995 at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego and was revived at the Goodman Theatre in Chicagoin 1996.

[1] Goethe's word; [2] Goethe's word order; [3] Goethe's dangling modifier

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Isaiah Johnson

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Isaiah Johnson and Ensemble cast

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Randy Newman

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Randy Newman

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Randy Newman

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Michael McElroy and Ensemble cast

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Randy Newman

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Randy Newman

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Randy Newman

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Randy Newman

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Randy Newman

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Randy Newman

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Brooklyn Shuck, Michael Cerveris and Vonda Shepard

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Brooklyn Shuck, Michael Cerveris and Vonda Shepard

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Brooklyn Shuck, Michael Cerveris and Vonda Shepard

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Michael Cerveris, Vonda Shepard, Laura Osnes and Tony Vincent

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Michael Cerveris, Vonda Shepard, Laura Osnes and Tony Vincent

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Vonda Shepard, Randy Newman and Isaiah Johnson

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Vonda Shepard, Randy Newman and Isaiah Johnson

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Michael Cerveris, Vonda Shepard, Laura Osnes and Tony Vincent

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Brooklyn Shuck, Michael Cerveris, Vonda Shepard, Randy Newman, Isaiah Johnson, Laura Osnes and Tony Vincent

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Brooklyn Shuck, Michael Cerveris, Vonda Shepard, Randy Newman, Isaiah Johnson, Laura Osnes and Tony Vincent

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Brooklyn Shuck, Michael Cerveris, Vonda Shepard, Randy Newman, Isaiah Johnson, Laura Osnes and Tony Vincent

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Brooklyn Shuck, Michael Cerveris, Vonda Shepard, Randy Newman, Isaiah Johnson, Laura Osnes and Tony Vincent

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Vonda Shepard and Randy Newman

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Randy Newman

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Vonda Shepard, Randy Newman, Isaiah Johnson, Laura Osnes and Tony Vincent

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Michael Cerveris, Vonda Shepard, Randy Newman, Isaiah Johnson, Laura Osnes and Tony Vincent

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Brooklyn Shuck, Michael Cerveris, Vonda Shepard, Randy Newman, Isaiah Johnson, Laura Osnes and Tony Vincent

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Laura Osnes and Tony Vincent

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Tony Vincent

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
Randy Newman

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