By Adam Hetrick
and Andrew Gans
19 Apr 2014
|Photo by Meredith Zinner|
Written by Roberts and directed by Christopher Scott with music direction and arrangements by Steven Gross, the open-ended production began previews March 19 at New World Stages/Stage 2.
"What do Jamie Dimon, Lance Armstrong, Pope Francis and Bernie Madoff have in common?" press notes ask. "They all appear in Greed: A Musical for Our Times... Greed's musical comedy targets range from Ponzi schemes to the not so subtle sales pitches of retirement planners and mortgage bundlers." Song titles include “A Little Juice,” “Inside Information,” “I'll Cheat On My Taxes” and “The Ballad of Jamie Dimon."
Roberts is the author, composer and lyricist of the musicals Golf: The Musical and The Fartiste, which played Off-Broadway during the 2011-12 season and won the 2006 FringeNYC Best Musical Award.
For more information visit greedmusical.com.