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Working Tickets- Show Information
Based on the best-selling book of interviews with American workers by Studs Terkel, Working is a play that explores the notion of an American workday. From having a case of the Mondays to the meaningful satisfaction a worker can gain from their jobs, this stage play, adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso uses the original words of the hilarious, peculiar and generous men and women workers who were Terkel's interview subjects. The show originally opened on Broadway in 1978 and was most recently produced in Chicago, featuring additional songs by Tony-winning In the Heights creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Actors for the premiere included Chicago stars E. Faye Butler, Rebecca Finnigan, and Gene Weygandt. The show, directed by Gordon Greenburg as part of the inaugural Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place. After the showing, the creative team further revised the script in accordance to audience reactions and feedback, and presented it at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, Chicago. New additions to the cast included Barbara Robertson and Emjoy Gavin.
Working Tickets- Synopsis
This down-to-earth and inspiring musical features songs that were also based on real interviews by Stephen Schwartz, James Taylor, Micki Grant, Craig Carnelia, Mary Rodgers, and Lin Manuel Miranda with lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Micki Grant; Craig Carnelia; James Taylor; Susan Birkenhead; Matt landers and Graciela Daniele. The cast features an eclectic blend of twenty-six workers, including a parking lot attendant, corporate executive, schoolteacher, gas man, housewife, fireman, waitress, millworker and sailor, who sing and talk about their day-to day jobs who also highlight their dreams and aspirations along the way. No matter the profession, audiences can find aspects of themselves on stage as they relate to each character as they talk about their journeys.
Working Tickets-Tour Information
As this successful and highly anticipated revival of this beloved musical continues to garner much-deserved buzz from audiences, critics and producers, fans can get the latest information on Working Tickets at seatgeek.com. The show, which is scoring slots in venues across the nation, has productions planned in Los Angeles It's next production is scheduled for June 3 - July 10 in Los Angeles as part of the 2nd annual Hollywood Fringe Festival. The script also continues to be a popular choice among regional theaters across the nation.