This article is from the James Taylor FAQ, by Joel Risberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) with numerous contributions by others.
From Ken Kwartler (email@example.com):
The "rock opera" mentioned in an earlier message is a Randy Newman project.
Newman is doing an "original" re-interpretation of "Faust". The music and
lyrics are all Newman's, but others are playing the different vocal roles.
JT, Bonnie Raitt, and Don Henley are among those supposedly participating.
JT is reportedly cast as God.
Update: "Faust" opened Sept. 24, 1995 at the La Jolla, California
playhouse. JT is not a member of the cast, but was involved in the album to
be released separately.