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Helen Hunt, Christopher Jackson, and More Join Working: A Musical

The Encores! Off-Center production will be directed by Anne Kauffman.

Christopher Jackson and Helen Hunt have been cast in the Encores! Off-Center production of Working: A Musical.
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Encores! Off-Center has announced casting for the upcoming production of Nina Faso and Stephen Schwartz's Working: A Musical.

Working: A Musical will be directed by Anne Kauffman with music direction by Alvin Hough, Jr. and choreography by Avihai Haham and runs June 26-29 at New York City Center. Following the matinee on Saturday, June 29, cast and creative team will participate in a talkback on stage. The production will star Andrea Burns, Mateo Ferro, David Garrison, Helen Hunt, Christopher Jackson, Javier Muñoz, and Tracie Thoms.

The work is described as follows: "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 waitress to the worn out millworker, this musical exalts the hopes, dignity, and sense of purpose shared by each one of us. A living, breathing testament to the people who make this country run, the Off-Center production will incorporate stories from City Center's employees in celebration of the 75th Anniversary Season, acting as a time capsule for the landmark occasion. The score includes contributions from an illustrious and eclectic list of songwriters – Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, James Taylor, and Lin-Manuel Miranda who composed two new songs added to recent productions."