By Donna Herman

Encores! Off-Center is making Working: The Musical do double duty as their 2019 season opener and New York City Center’s 75th Anniversary puff piece.  But don’t let that stop you from going if you can get a ticket.  This adaptation of the original 1977 adaptation of Studs Terkel’s 1974 book (got that?) is a moving and timeless look into how people feel about their jobs.  With some killer music and performances.  Read my full review here.


Working: The Musical  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 and James Taylor; Directed by Anne Kaufman; Choreographed by Avihai Haham


WITH: Andrea Burns (Woman 2); Mateo Ferro (Man 3); David Garrison (Man 2); Helen Hunt (Woman 1); Christopher Jackson (Man 1); Javier Munoz (Man 4); Tracie Thoms (Woman 3); Daniel Chang (Ensemble); Tilly Evans-Krueger (Ensemble); Tessa Grady (Ensemble); Malik Shabazz Kitchen (Ensemble)


ORCHESTRA: Alvin Hough, Jr. (Music Director and Conductor); Justin Hornbach (Associate Music Director and Keyboards); Josh Clayton (Assistant Music Director); Hidayat Honari (Guitar 1); Matt Hinkley (Guitar 2); Damien Bassman (Drums); Andy Blanco (Percussion); Wilbur Bascomb (Bass)


Scenic Design by Donyale Werle; Costume Design by Clint Ramos; Lighting Design by Mark Barton; Sound Design by Leon Rothenburg; Music Coordinator, Seymour Red Press; Production Stage Manager, Cynthia Cahill; Original Orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire; Casting by Laura Stanczyk, CSA.  At New York City Center through Saturday June 29th, 131 West 55th Street.