Working

This musical adaptation of the Studs Terkel book examines the average worker's viewpoint...showing that he or she is anything but average. Based on a series of interviews with real working people - construction workers, waitresses, firemen, secretaries and cleaning women - "Working" is both an exploration of the individuals' occupations, and a lament for lost hopes and dreams. This musical adaptation was conceived by Stephen Schwartz ("Godspell" and "Pippin") and Nina Faso. A must for all musical theatre buffs.

"An unexpectedly sweet, unadorned celebration of everyday exertion and everyday people." -The New York Times

1982, 90 minutes, Color

Cast: Barry Bostwick, Rita Moreno, James Taylor, Eileen Brennan, Charles Durning , Barbara Hershey, Patti LaBelle, Scatman Crothers


Written by: Studs Terkel Songs by: Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers, Susan Birkenhead

Directed by: Ann Blumenthal


Produced by: Phylis Geller and Lindsay Law

Executive Producer: Jac Venza


A presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, American Playhouse 1982

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