Southwark Playhouse will host the European premiere of Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso's Working next year.
The musical from Academy Award-winner Schwartz, whose hits include Wicked and Godspell, is based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with the American workforce.
Working features a range of musical styles and genres from contributing composers including Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In the Heights) and five-time Grammy Award-winner James Taylor. It first opened on Broadway in 1978 with Schwartz directing a cast including Patti LuPone. The production, runs at Southwark Playhouse from 7th June-8th July with previews from 2nd June. It will be directed by Luke Sheppard (In the Heights) and choreographed by Fabian Aloise (Matilda). It is co-produced by Jack Maple and Ramin Sabi. Casting by Will Burton is yet to be announced.
Working is the genre-defining musical from Grammy and Academy Award winner STEPHEN SCHWARTZ (Wicked; Godspell) based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with the American workforce. The original portrait of the American workday is told from the perspective of those that the world so often overlooks – the schoolteacher, the housewife, the fireman and the waitress amongst many – whose daily grind and aspirations reflect the truths of the people that make up a nation. It takes a dynamic and contemporary look at what it is to work and what it is to be a musical.
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