Working: The Musical
Adapted by Stephen Schwartz, Nina Faso and Gordon Greenburg
Directed By David Gideon
Based on Studs Terkel’s interviews, Working portrays the average working American: the schoolteacher, the parking lot attendant, the waitress, the millworker, the mason, the trucker, the fireman and the homemaker. Originally produced in 1978, Terkel’s view of the American landscape is still relevant in our contemporary era of income inequality. New material added for the 2012 revival addresses aspects of 21st Century work life, such as outsourcing, technology, fast-food, caregiving and fundraising. The music is by Stephen Schwartz, James Taylor, Micki Grant, Craig Carnelia, Mary Rodgers, and Lin Manuel Miranda.