Working, a musical
Time and Location
from the book by STUDS TERKEL
Adapted by STEVEN SCHWARTZ and NINA FASO
with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg
MARY RODGERS and SUSAN BIRKENHEAD
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.
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.
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.
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.