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Studs Terkel

 
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Date of Birth: May 16, 1912
Date of Death: October 31, 2008 (96)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
 

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Studs Terkel News

WORKING: A MUSICAL Comes to The Citadel Theatre This Month Photo WORKING: A MUSICAL Comes to The Citadel Theatre This Month
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2022

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 Photo Actors Theatre Of Indiana Opens WORKING THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2022

​​​​​​​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 Photo Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for SEAGULL at Steppenwolf
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

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 Acto Photo BWW Interview: Director Bob Turton on Bringing CAN'T PAY? DON'T PAY! Back to The Actors' Gang After Two Years
by Shari Barrett - Mar 12, 2022

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 Photo Sedos Will Stage Musical WORKING at the Bridewell Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Sep 6, 2021

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 Photo Palo Alto Players Presents WORKING - A MUSICAL Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2021

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 Photo Dolores Huerta Will Join Tim Robbins For Post-Performance Talkback For WE LIVE ON
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2021

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 Photo BWW Interview: Patti Tippo LIV-ing ON With Sally Rand's & Her Own Life
by Gil Kaan - Jul 25, 2021

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 Summe Photo Fine Arts Center Theatre Company to Present SHE LOVES ME and More Outdoors This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2021

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 Photo BWW Review: WORKING at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by Andrea Stephenson - Jul 17, 2021

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 www.gettysburgcommunitytheatre.org to get your tickets before it’s too late, and check out their other upcoming shows!

Studs Terkel Videos

VIDEO: Check Out an All New Trailer For WORKING: A MUSICAL, Now Playing at Alliance T VideoVIDEO: Check Out an All New Trailer For WORKING: A MUSICAL, Now Playing at Alliance Theatre
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2021

Working: A Musical is now playing Under the Tent at Alliance Theatre, running through May 30, 2021.

VIDEO: Check Out an All New Trailer For WORKING: A MUSICAL, Now Playing at Alliance T VideoVIDEO: Check Out an All New Trailer For WORKING: A MUSICAL, Now Playing at Alliance Theatre
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2021

Working: A Musical is now playing Under the Tent at Alliance Theatre, running through May 30, 2021.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! Off-Center's WORKING! VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! Off-Center's WORKING!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 26, 2019

First up in the Encores! Off-Center season is Working: A Musical, based on the best-selling Studs Terkel book of the same name. Working: A Musical evokes the unsung nobility of American workers-from the hardworking waitress to the worn out millworker. A living, breathing testament to the people who make this country run, the Off-Center production will incorporate stories from City Center's employees in celebration of the 75th Anniversary Season, acting as a time capsule for the landmark occasion.

BWW TV: Christopher Jackson, Helen Hunt and More Give a Sneak Peek of Encores! WORKIN VideoBWW TV: Christopher Jackson, Helen Hunt and More Give a Sneak Peek of Encores! WORKING
by TV - Press Previews - Jun 20, 2019

First up in the Encores! Off-Center season is Working: A Musical, based on the best-selling Studs Terkel book of the same name. Working: A Musical evokes the unsung nobility of American workers-from the hardworking waitress to the worn out millworker. A living, breathing testament to the people who make this country run, the Off-Center production will incorporate stories from City Center's employees in celebration of the 75th Anniversary Season, acting as a time capsule for the landmark occasion.

VIDEO: London Cast Recording of WORKING to Be Released Next Week VideoVIDEO: London Cast Recording of WORKING to Be Released Next Week
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2018

Ghostlight Records will release the Original London Cast Recording of Stephen Schwartz's WORKING on Friday, March 2. Watch below for a preview of the new show!

VIDEO: New Trailer Unveiled for European Premiere of Stephen Schwartz's WORKING
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 20, 2017

WORKING is the extraordinary genre-defining musical from Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with the American workforce: Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do. The show has been adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, the creators of Godspell and Rags, with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg.

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Prospect Theatre Company's WORKING- Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 12, 2012

WORKING, from the book by Studs Terkel, is adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg. Songs are by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers & Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor. Directed by Gordon Greenberg and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, Prospect Theatre Company's WORKING began performances on Saturday, December 1 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 30. Opening Night is tonight, December 12 at 7:15 PM. Check out just-released highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Broadway in Chicago's WORKING
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 22, 2011

Broadway In Chicago presents WORKING, which began previews February 15, 2011, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut). Check out a preview from the production below!


Studs Terkel Frequently Asked Questions

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