To license this version please contact your Licensing Representative. 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. It’s a highly original look at the
American landscape that’s simply impossible to forget.
extremely modest set and orchestra requirements, universal subject
matter, and featuring a multi-ethnic ensemble cast of variable size, Working
is one of the most accessible, relevant and substantive musicals ever
created. The new, revised version includes updated lyrics, a
streamlined book and two new songs by Stephen Schwartz and James Taylor.
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The original production of Marry Me A Little was designed to take place on the set of a play already running at the theatre about single-occupancy hotels —hence the concept of two people living in separate apartments.