Studs Terkel's WORKING, a collection of first-hand accounts from average workers all over America, quickly became a cultural phenomenon upon its very first printing. Turned into a musical by the esteemed Stephen Schwartz (the mastermind behind GODSPELL and PIPPIN) WORKING features songs by a collection of talents including folk rocker James Taylor. Taylor also stars with a celebrity cast including Rita Moreno, Barry Bostwick, Barbara Hershey, and Patti LaBelle.
Description by Image Entertainment:
This musical adaptation of the Studs Terkel book examines the average worker's viewpoint--showing that he or she is anything but average. Based on a series of interviews with real working people--construction workers, waitresses, firemen, secretaries and cleaning women--"Working" is both an exploration of the individuals' occupations and a lament for lost hopes and dreams. This musical adaptation was conceived by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin). A must for all musical theatre buffs.