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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 cashier to the tired steelworker, this musical exalts the hopes, dignity, and sense of purpose shared by each one of us.



This new incarnation of Working incorporates stories from modern communities making it a living, breathing testament to the people who make this country run. Two new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda enrich the score by an already illustrious list of songwriters: Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, and James Taylor.
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Stephen Schwartz musical based on Studs Terkel's 1974 mega-tome has been updated to reflect changes in occupations, but continues to tell the stories of the everyday laborers, the unsung and invisible workforce that powers our nation. The eclectic, moving score gets the attention it deserves from Ilyse Robbins' accomplished ensemble of singer/actors and live musicians under the musical direction of Jonathan Goldberg. (more...)

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