Working Is Working in Chicago; "Revisal" Gets Extended to June 5

News   Working Is Working in Chicago; "Revisal" Gets Extended to June 5
The well-reviewed reboot of the 1970s musical Working, celebrating American occupations in song, will get four extra weeks in Chicago, to June 5, the producers announced.

Emjoy Gavino
Emjoy Gavino Photo by Amy Boyle Photography 2011

Broadway In Chicago and the commercial producers of Working present the small-cast show (trimmed and reconceived by Stephen Schwartz and director Gordon Greenberg) at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.

The show is based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Chicago hero Studs Terkel. For the record, it's "adapted by Stephen Schwartz from the original adaptation by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso."

It's a musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life, with songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers, Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz and Grammy Award winner James Taylor.

The company includes E. Faye Butler, Barbara Robertson, Gene Weygandt, Emjoy Gavino, Michael Mahler and Gabriel Ruiz.

Performances began Feb. 15. The run was originally announced to end May 8.

The producers are offering 20 percent off tickets to all union members for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening performances through June 5.

When ordering at the box office, patrons must present their union card and for those ordering online, patrons must present their union card at the theater but can use code UNION when ordering online or over the phone.

Working is produced by Jed Bernstein, Dianne Fraser and Sheila Simon Geltzer, who hope to move the show on to a wider commercial life.

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Gabriel Ruiz (center) and the cast of <i>Working</i>
Gabriel Ruiz (center) and the cast of Working
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