Review "Working": Chicago Cast Works It!

Talented Chicago cast gets the job done!

  
  

Michael Mahler, E. Faye Butler, Gabriel Ruiz, Emjoy Gavino, Gene Weygandt, Barbara Robertson in Broadway in Chicago's 'Working'

  
Broadway in Chicago presents
  
Working
   
From the book by Studs Terkel 
Adapted by 
Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso 
Directed by 
Gordon Greenburg 
at 
Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut (map
through May 8  |  tickets: $67-$77  |  more info

Reviewed by Katy Walsh 

'Everybody should have something to point to!' At the end of a career, job, or just day, there is satisfaction in pointing to something well-constructed... building, memo, burger... to say 'I did that!' Steel beam to corner office to cubicle, one building houses millions of work tales. Broadway in Chicago presents Working a musical. In 1974, Pulitzer Prize- winning author Studs Terkel published a collection of interviews in his Michael Mahler - Chicago 'Working'book entitled "Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do." In 1977, Stephen Schwartz andNina Faso adapted the book into a musical about the working class. In the current production, both skilled director Gordon Greenburg, and additional songs, have been added to the resume. 'Working 2.0'brings timeless employees' woes into a new age. Working is the ordinary dreams of ordinary people sung by an extraordinary Chicago cast!

Check out the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Blog.

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