Jerry Herman's Broadway and Working Added to Old Globe Schedule
On August 23, Debbie Gravitte, Jason Graae and Ron Raines will appear in Jerry Herman's Broadway, a tribute to the legendary composer of such show as Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage Aux Folles. The evening will be emceed by Michael Kerker and feature Don Pippin as musical director.
Meanwhile, a revised version of the musical Working, previously seen at Florida's Asolo Rep, will play March 7-April 12, with an opening on March 12.
Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso from the book by Studs Terkel, the musical was recently re-imagined by Schwartz and director Gordon Greenberg, with new songs added by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Award-winning composer and star of Broadway's current hit musical In the Heights.
This musical exploration of people's feelings about their day-to-day existence features characters from all walks of life, ranging from trucker to housewife, waitress to corporate executive, fireman to schoolteacher. All of their songs, in which they describe their daily routines and discuss their hopes and aspirations, are true stories derived from Terkel's interviews with actual members of the workforce. In addition to Miranda and Schwartz, the musical features songs by James Taylor, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers, Craig Carnelia, Susan Birkenhead, Matt Landers, and Graciela Daniele.
As previously announced, the Old Globe's 2008-2009 season will also include The Women (September 13-October 26), Six Degrees of Separation (January 10-February 15), and Cornelia (May 16-June 21) in the Old Globe Theatre; and Back Back Back (September 19-October 26), Since Africa (January 24-March 8), Opus (March 21-April 26) and The Price (May 9-June 14) in the Globe's interim arena stage at the San Diego Museum of Art's James S. Copley Auditorium.