Tony winner Michael Cerveris and Tony nominee Laura Osnes will star for one-night-only in Encores! Off-Center's Randy Newman's Faust. As previously reported, Grammy, Oscar and Emmy award winner Newman will play the Devil in the concert at the New York City Center’s Mainstage on July 1. The show will be directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana.
Along with Cerveris (Assassins) as Angel Rick, Osnes (Cinderella) as Margaret and Newman, the production's cast will also include Isaiah Johnson (Peter and the Starcatcher) as Lord, Vonda Shepard (TV's Ally McBeal) as Martha, Brooklyn Shuck as Angel Child, Tony Vincent (Jesus Christ Superstar) as Henry Faust and Broadway Inspirational Voices.
A darkly comic modern-day take on the Faust story, Randy Newman's Faust was first seen in 1993. In Newman's retelling, God and the Devil fight for the soul of Henry Faust, a student at the University of Notre Dame. The musical played at both San Diego’s La Jolia Playhouse and Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, as well as being released as an album with Newman as the Devil, James Taylor as Lord, Don Henley as Henry Faust, Elton John as Angel Rick, Linda Ronstadt as Margaret and Bonnie Raitt as Martha.