Working, a musical

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Saturday, December 7, 2019
Start Time: 
2:00 pm
Performing Arts Center 282 - Mainstage
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from the book by STUDS TERKEL Adapted by STEVEN SCHWARTZ and NINA FASO with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg Songs by CRAIG CARNELIA MICKI GRANT LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA MARY RODGERS and SUSAN BIRKENHEAD STEPHEN SCHWARTZ JAMES TAYLOR About the updated 2012 version of Working, a musical Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. New songs Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age, featuring new songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia and James Taylor. Contemporary setting Set in contemporary America, this new version of Working is a musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life. The strength of the show is in truths that transcend specific professions — how our relationship to work reveals key aspects of our humanity. Backstage revealed This raw new adaptation of Working allows us a rare glimpse of the actors and technicians working to put on a show which further enhances the relatable nature of our lives as workers.   WORKING - 2012 REVISED VERSION is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.