The Sunset Gang (Musical)

The Sunset Gang – the musical, adapted from a series of heartwarming short stories narrating the joys and pains of old age through humor, mystery and romance. The stories telling of a retirement village in Florida were adapted for PBS’ American Playhouse Series starring Uta Hagen, Harold Gould, Jerry Stiller, Ron Rifkin and Doris Roberts who earned an Emmy nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category. The Sunset Gang received an off-Broadway production with music composed by noted composer L. Russell Brown (“Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree”, “C’Mon Marianne” Jersey Boys) and lyrics by Adler himself. The New York Times called it, “…a bittersweet musical about aging and desire… a deeper examination of love and loyalty among people over 60.” The Wall Street Journal said, “Those… stories… are in fact, pure drama – moving, comical, and most of all, sharply observed.” Listen to the music from the The Sunset Gang here: