Stephen Schwartz, the man behind the curtain of the global sensation Wicked, has re-imagined his musical vision of the American dream for the 21st Century. A musical with songs by Schwartz, folk-rock legend James Taylor, and new songs by Broadway's hottest young musical sensation Lin-Manuel Miranda (2008 Tony Winner for In The Heights), WORKING is an unforgettable musical that creates a vivid tapestry of how we work in America — woven from the funny and poignant stories of twenty-six everyday Americans — a fireman, a housewife, a publicist, a business executive, a stone mason, and more. Based on the best-selling book by Pulitzer Prize winner Studs Terkel, WORKING will put a song in your heart as you get up in the morning to make it through another workday. Contains Strong Language.
View Working video clips on YouTube
Working Inspires KPBS Staff to Talk Jobs
Listen to Lou Spisto interview with Jeff & Jer on Star 94.1 Radio
WHAT THE CRITICS AND AUDIENCES ARE RAVING ABOUT!
“A VISUALLY DAZZLING SHOW”.
—San Diego Union-Tribune
“A SPARKLING NEW LOOK, FEEL AND RELEVANCY THAT SHOULD ENSURE THE SHOW A LONG THEATRICAL LIFE."
“100 UNINTERRUPTED MINUTES OF BUOYANT PLEASURE”.
“CRACKLES WITH ENERGY. A PURE JOY TO WATCH”.
—North County Times
"ANYONE WHO HAS EVER HAD A JOB WHERE YOU GET PAID TO DO ANYTHING SHOULD GO SEE THIS. EVERY ELEMENT OF THE PLAY IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. ONE OF THE MOST MAGNIFICENT CASTS I'VE EVER SEEN. THE BEST THING I'VE SEEN IN A THEATRE IN A LONG, LONG TIME. GO!!!" —Jerry Cezak, Jeff & Jer (Star 94.1)
"IT’S FANTASTIC! I LOVED THE WAITRESS. "– Ron L. and Ruth L.., Pharmaceutical Consultants
"I LOVED IT…EVERY SINGLE PROFESSION WAS DEPICTED REALISTICALLY AND WITH HEART!" – Leigh T., Teacher
"THE [OLD GLOBE] VERSION OF WORKING WAS AMAZING. I’M GOING TO TELL EVERY SINGLE PERSON TO COME SEE IT!" – Ria C., Waitress
"I LOVED IT! "– John B., Event Producer
"I LOVED THE SONG LEAVING YOUR MARK – MADE ME THING ABOUT MY OWN LIFE AND WHAT I’M A PART OF." – Kevin J., Information Technology Manager