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Studs Terkel

Date of Death: October 31, 2008 (96)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Farmers Alley Theatre Kicks Off Its 2023-2024 Season With The Michigan Premiere Of The Localized Version Of The Beloved Musical WORKING

Continuing a year of critically acclaimed performances and extended runs (Becoming Dr. Ruth, Chicken & Biscuits, and this summer's smash hit RENT), Farmers Alley Theatre is proud to bring the very first localized production of Working, the Musical to Michigan audiences. 

THE PROM, An Homage to Frida Kahlo & More Set for Wirtz Center 2023-24 Season

The Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University has revealed its 2023-24 season of musicals, dramas and theatre for young audiences by celebrated theater makers. 

Creative Cauldron Sets 2023-24 Season, Final Season at Pearson Square Location

The 2023-24 Season will mark Creative Cauldron’s final season at its current home in Pearson Square, before moving to a new black box theater in the Broad and Washington project.

The Ritz Theatre Company Gears Up For Dynamic 2023-2024 Season Featuring WEST SIDE STORY, HEATHERS, And More

The Ritz Theatre Company gets set to go big in the months ahead, officially announcing a bold, new season beginning in September that reinforces the organization's ongoing commitment to 'embracing diversity in our stories and those who share them.'

Best Comedy Winners Return to the Fringe with OH, LORRAINE!

Vengeance Productions is back with a ..well…vengeance!. Writer, Director and Actor trio from HFF16 Best Comedy Winner Lamprey: Weekend of Vengeance have teamed up again to bring us the story of a sweet first date that turns into a race against the clock as they try to outrun the cops, the mafia and their pasts.

2023-24 Season Revealed at Creative Cauldron

 The 2023-24 Season will mark Creative Cauldron’s final season at its current home in Pearson Square, before moving to a new black box theater in the Broad and Washington project.  Learn more about the lineup here!

Rubicon Theatre Company to Present UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL: AMANDA McBROOM IN CONCERT in May

Rubicon Theatre of Ventura will present the first event in the company's May Concert series on Saturday, May 13 at 7 p.m. – “AMANDA McBROOM: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL.” The legendary singer-songwriter and actress will captivate audiences with her stunning voice and masterful songwriting in an intimate and unforgettable performance.

WORKING: A MUSICAL Comes to The Citadel Theatre This Month

Complete with musical numbers, dance and gripping local stories of Alberta workers in all career types, the Young Companies performs their take on Working: A Musical at the end of this month.

Actors Theatre Of Indiana Opens WORKING THE MUSICAL

​​​​​​​Actors Theatre of Indiana invites you to join them as they wrap up their 2021-22 season with Working. From the book by Studs Terkel, adapted by Stephen Schwartz, Working is the examination of 26 people from all walks of life, proving that it's more than just a job for the average working American. 

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for SEAGULL at Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation’s premier ensemble theater company, is opening its stunning new in-the-round Ensemble Theater in Honor of Helen Zell with ensemble member Yasen Peyankov’s extraordinarily funny and lyrical adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Seagull, April 28–June 12, 2022.

BWW Interview: Director Bob Turton on Bringing CAN'T PAY? DON'T PAY! Back to The Actors' Gang After Two Years

After two years of most people living in at least semi-isolation, with many unemployed through no fault of their own, the Actors' Gang is returning to the stage with a re-mounting of Can't Pay? Don't Pay! written by Nobel Laureate Dario Fo and Franca Rame on March 19, 2022, with previews beginning March 12, exactly two years from the day the theater was shuttered and had to suspend this hilarious production. Fo's high-energy, satirical farce is again directed by Bob Turton, and I decided to speak with him about the journey he has taken with the production, especially what it's been like waiting for two years to bring the play back to its original location.

Sedos Will Stage Musical WORKING at the Bridewell Theatre

Sedos will stage Working at the Bridewell Theatre this autumn (26-30 October), the first full musical the company has produced since before the Covid-19 lockdown.

Palo Alto Players Presents WORKING - A MUSICAL Next Month

Palo Alto Players opens its 91 season with WORKING -  the groundbreaking, musical exploration of the American worker from all walks of life with songs by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), as well as favorites by Craig Carnelia, James Taylor, Micki Grant, and more.

Dolores Huerta Will Join Tim Robbins For Post-Performance Talkback For WE LIVE ON

Da Silva tells Huerta's story onstage; she is also co-founder of El Cine, a nonprofit dedicated to providing film education for the cost of a movie ticket to marginalized communities, predominantly Latinx.

BWW Interview: Patti Tippo LIV-ing ON With Sally Rand's & Her Own Life

The Actors’ Gang Theater has just begun streaming their live virtual production of WE LIVE ON, based on the 1970 Hard Times by Studs Terkel. Directed by Actors’ Gang’s artistic director Tim Robbins, WE LIVE ON is performed in three parts. Had a chance to have a fun chat with Patti Tippo, who’s playing legendary burlesque dancer Sally Rand.  

Fine Arts Center Theatre Company to Present SHE LOVES ME and More Outdoors This Summer

The Fine Arts Center Theatre Company will present three exciting shows on the new FAC outdoor stage: “She Loves Me,” “Where Did We Sit on the Bus?” and “Working: A Musical.” The productions are part of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College's City as a Venue program, which brings theater, music, and more to outdoor locations throughout Colorado Springs.

BWW Review: WORKING at Gettysburg Community Theatre

The entire cast and crew of Gettysburg Community Theatre’s production of Working do a wonderful job of creating an engaging and inspiring performance. Visit to get your tickets before it’s too late, and check out their other upcoming shows!

Working in DC to Present WORKING, A MUSICAL and More This Labor Day

The headliner event of this 3 weekend-long celebration is Working, A Musical - a joyful musical highlighting workers in America - based on the acclaimed literature of Studs Terkel with music by some of Broadway’s best known composers (Stephen Schwartz, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda) .

Palo Alto Players Announces 2021-2022 Season

Palo Alto Players has announced its 91st season - RECONNECTING. After a long intermission, Palo Alto Players returns to in-person theater once again, ready to share experiences and stories that will inspire, entertain, and enrich local artists and audiences.

The Actors' Gang Theater Presents WE LIVE ON World Premiere

The Actors’ Gang Theater will debut We Live On, a new play based on Hard Times by Studs Terkel, on July 22nd. With additional text by Tim Robbins and the cast and under Robbins’ direction, the live virtual production will be presented in three parts and will run through September 4th. With music by Cameron Dye and David Robbins, this world premiere features 30 accounts of the Great Depression, including those of Dolores Huerta, Dorothy Day, and Cesar Chavez.


Studs Terkel has written 2 shows including Working (Source Material), American Dreams: Lost and Found (Source Material).

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