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The hopes, dreams, joys and concerns of the average working American are the focus of this unique, extraordinary musical. That the everyday lives of "common" men and women should be so compelling and moving will surprise and inspire anyone who has ever punched a time clock. Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the parking lot attendant, the waitress, the mill worker, the mason, the trucker, the fireman and the housewife, just to name a few. It's a highly original look at the American landscape that's simply impossible to forget.
Book by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso; music by Stephen Schwartz, Micki Grant, Craig Carnelia, Mary Rodgers and James Taylor; lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Micki Grant, Craig Carnelia, James Taylor and Susan Birkenhead.