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BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Arielle Jacobs Sings Abramovitz & Alexander's 'Put Me to Work'

Wicked's Arielle Jacobs Sings "Put Me to Work" by Jill Abramovitz and Brad Alexander from their new musical Bread and Roses. Catch it at NYMF this summer!
Maya is a 25 year old Mexican woman who illegally crosses the U.S. border to work with her sister Rosa cleaning Office Building 646 in downtown LA.Witnessing firsthand the corruption and abusive working conditions, Maya joins Sam from Justice for Janitors in an attempt to unionize the workers. Alliances are formed, backs are stabbed, and the sisters' relationship is brought to the brink. Inspired by true events and based on the film by Paul Laverty and directed by Ken Loach, BREAD AND ROSES asks: must the American dream come at the cost of human dignity.
Jill Abramovitz (lyrics/book, BREAD AND ROSES) A contributing lyricist on Broadway's IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Jill's also the lyricist/co-bookwriter of THE DOGS OF PRIPYAT which garnered the Weston Playhouse New Musical Award, the Jerry Bock Award, was a NAMT selectee and part of Goodspeed's Festival of New Artists. She's the lyricist of TheatreworksUSA's MARTHA SPEAKS and a past Dramatist Guild Fellow and member of the BMI Workshop, where she won the Harrington Award for excellence. Also a performer, Jill is currently in the company of Fiddler on the Roof.

Brad Alexander (music) Composer of SEE ROCK CITY & OTHER DESTINATIONS (Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical, Richard Rodgers Award, Jerry Bock Award). Music and orchestrations for TheatreworksUSA's CLICK CLACK MOO (Drama Desk and Lortel noms), JUST SO STORIES, MARTHA SPEAKS; songs for DUCK FOR PRESIDENT, FLY GUY, WE THE PEOPLE (Lortel nom). TV scoring: VH1's "Celebreality" campaign, PBS's PEG + CAT. Member of NAMT, Dramatists Guild and BMI Workshop.

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