City of Angels: Musical Info & Synopsis


City of Angels offers a unique blend of two interwoven narratives. The “real” world unfolds in black and white, following the story of a private detective named Stone as he investigates a crime in 1940s Los Angeles. Simultaneously, the “reel” world comes to life in color, portraying the making of a Hollywood film based on Stone’s adventures. As the two worlds intersect, City of Angels explores themes of truth, illusion, and the blurred lines between fiction and reality.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1989)

Cast Size: 25+

Genre: Dramedy

Setting: 1940s / USA (California)

Creative Team

Music: Cy Coleman

Lyrics: David Zippel

Book: Larry Gelbart

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1990)➝

Original London Cast (1993)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1980s, Jazz, Large Cast, Mystery, Original, Sports, Tony Award

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