From the book by STUDS TERKEL
Adapted by STEPHEN SCHWARTZ and NINA FASO
with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg
Songs by CRAIG CARNELIA, MICKI GRANT, LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA,
MARY RODGERS and SUSAN BIRKENHEAD, STEPHEN SCHWARTZ, JAMES TAYLOR
Orchestrations by ALEX LACAMOIRE
Directed by TIANA KAYE BLAIR
Choreography by DANIELLE GEORGIOU
Music Direction by CHERISH ROBINSON
The lyrics of the first song say it all: “I hear America singing.” Based on Studs Terkel’s bestselling book, this unique musical features the real-life words of average working Americans, set to music by a diverse collection of extraordinary story-telling songwriters. Through original songs by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In the Heights), James Taylor, and others, Working lifts up the voices of teachers, waiters, truck drivers and the essential workers who often go unnoticed but whose work uplifts our lives day in and day out.
Top: Blake Hackler and Tiffany Solano, photo by Imani Thomas.
Studs Terkel photo info: New photo, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Studs_Terkel-_1979-1.jpg_
Original Studs Terkel audio recordings provided courtesy of the estate of Studs Terkel
7:30pm House opens to Essential Workers and DTC Preferred Subscribers // 8:00pm House opens for all Patrons
Working will perform outdoors in the beautiful Annette Strauss Square on the campus of the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Seating is general admission with 6 feet of distance between patrons.
The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.
Permitted Items for events in Strauss Square
The following is a list of items that are permitted in Strauss Square unless otherwise noted on the event page:
- Structure does not matter
- Chair leg height not to exceed 4”
- Here are some examples
Prohibited Items for events in Strauss Square
1. Outside Food or Beverages
7. Bags or Coolers
8. Laser Pointers
As of the 2020 season, ALL bags outside of the parameters below, will not be allowed inside the venue:
- One bag that is clear plastic or vinyl and does not exceed 12”x6”x12”
- OR One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar) AND a small clutch purse, no larger than 4.5”x 6.5”
- All clear bags and clutch purses will be screened prior to entry into the venue.
Patrons who need medical supplies or devices and members of the working media are not subject to the new bag policy, but will need to go through the bag check line at the entry gate for a thorough screening of the bag and the medical items. The person requiring these supplies or devices must accompany the bag at all times. Media and medical exception bags will be tagged once cleared through security.