Encores! Off-Center

Working: A Musical



Jun 26 – 29, 2019

Tickets start at $25



Based on the best-selling Studs Terkel book of the same name, Working: A Musical evokes the unsung nobility of American workers.  From the hardworking cashier to the tired steelworker, this musical exalts the hopes, dignity, and sense of purpose shared by each one of us.

Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, this new incarnation of Working incorporates stories from modern communities making it a living, breathing testament to the people who make this country run. Two new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda enrich the score by an already illustrious and eclectic list of songwriters: Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, and James Taylor.

Working: A Musical is part of the 2019 Encores! Off-Center season along with Promenade and Road Show. These three seldom-performing gems each explore and re-examine the concept of the American Dream. Read more

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Production Credits

Production Credits

From the book by Studs Terkel
Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso
With additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg 
Songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, James Taylor
Directed by Anne Kauffman
Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director Anne Kauffman
Encores! Off-Center Creative Advisor Jeanine Tesori

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Working: A Musical is part of the 2019 Encores! Off-Center season along with Promenade and Road Show.

Learn about all the extraordinary programming and ancillary events we have lined up for our 75th Anniversary Season.



75th Anniversary Season Sponsors
Stacey and Eric Mindich
Howard Gilman Foundation logo

Major Support for Encores! Off-Center is provided by
Stacey and Eric Mindich Fund for Musical Theater

Series Sponsors
Stacy Bash-Polley
Luigi Caiola and Sean McGill
Elizabeth and Dean Kehler
Andrew Martin-Weber

Nathalie and Pablo Salame

The Lobby Project is sponsored by
The Frederick Loewe Foundation

Additional Support is provided by
Paula and Ira Resnick

Arts Access Fund
JLGreene Arts Access Fund in The New York Community Trust
Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund

Support for the Artistic Innovation Fund is provided by
Lisa and Richard Witten