To commemorate its 40th anniversary, Feinstein’s/54 Below is bringing back, for one night only, the acclaimed Tony nominated musical Working, featuring new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers, Susan Birkenhead, Michele Brourman, and James Taylor.
Based on Studs Terkel‘s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason, and the housewife, just to name a few.
The eclectic score features such songs as “It’s an Art,” “Lovin’ Al,” “Just A Housewife,” and “If I Could’ve Been.”
Loni Ackerman (Evita, Cats)
Major Attaway (Aladdin)
Marie France Arcilla (Working, Jesus Christ Superstar)
Jay Armstrong Johnson (Phantom of the Opera, On The Town)
Harvey Evans (West Side Story, Anyone Can Whistle)
Felipe Joglar Perez (Merrily We Roll Along, Beauty and the Beast)
Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella)
Marc Kudisch (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Assassins)
Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Working, Pippin)
Samantha Sayah (Junie B. Jones, Frozen)
Becca Suskauer (Mamma Mia)
Cecelia Ticktin (54 Sings The Happy Time, Kiss Me Kate)
Produced and Directed by Robert W. Schneider
Entertaining, funny and touching, it is worth catching, not the least because Working has been smartly updated, with wonderful new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and new characters, based on new interviews, that reflect how dramatically the world of work has changed just in the past three decades.
New York Theatre