City of Angels

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2012 Photo by Craig Schwartz for the USC School of Dramatic Arts

Bing Theatre

Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by David Zippel
Book by Larry Gelbart
Directed by John Rubinstein

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This Tony Award-winning Best Musical is a deliciously funny spoof of 1940s film noir and hard-boiled detective fiction. In glamorous 1940s Hollywood, a young novelist is attempting to write a screenplay for a fast-talking Hollywood producer while trying to maintain his artistic integrity and marriage. As he creates the story about a private detective the characters come to life on stage.