Working, which features music by Stephen Schwartz, Mary Rodgers, James Taylor and others, is a highly original, groundbreaking musical. The hopes, dreams, joys and concerns of the average working American are the focus of this unique, extraordinary musical. That the everyday lives of "common" men and women should be so compelling and moving will surprise and inspire anyone who has ever punched a time clock.
Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the parking lot attendant, the waitress, the millworker, the mason, the trucker, the fireman, the housewife, just to name a few. The musical ends with a collective acknowledgment of the accomplishments of each of them. It's a highly original look at the American landscape that's simply impossible to forget!
"... a kind of maturity not often associated with Broadway shows" - Boston Globe
"Immensely moving... terrifically original in concept... it's a glorious show that retreads the fabric of American life and leaves you cheering" - Daily News
"... more substance than the average musical... one of the best shows in town" - Los Angeles Times