Working on WORKING: Updating a Classic with Stephen Schwartz

by MarcusW on March 18, 2009

in Show Spotlight,Working

Stephen Schwartz has been working lately … on Working. Our team caught up with the composer and director Gordon Greenberg in San Diego. The entire show has been reworked for a cast of 6, orchestrations updated, new roles (health care workers, telephone support) created, two new songs by Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights and the new West Side Story) and more to create an incredibly vibrant and relevant new version of this classic musical – that still stays true to Schwartz’ original vision and Studs Terkel’s amazing book.

We’re no great cinematographers here at MTI, but we did manage to get Stephen and Gordon to stay put for 5 minutes to talk about their new production, and it’s well worth a watch:

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For more on the new version, check out Stephen’s page on his new production.

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    Monica J. Abrahamsen March 19, 2009 at 3:04 am

    As you can see I performed in the musical. I still consider, “It’s An Art” to be one of the most demanding solo’s ever.

    Xavier May 20, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    is there a way we can license the revised version of this musical?

    MarcusW May 21, 2009 at 9:44 am

    At this time, the “revised” version is still being actively worked on by the creative team, and we don’t have anymore information available about future licensing of this version.

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