New York City Center has had great success with its Encores! and Encores! Off-Center programs where they present musicals in concert form. In the Encores! Off-Center program, they take ground-breaking musicals from the past and reimagine them for the present. I just wish they hadn’t chosen the occasion of City Center’s 75th Anniversary to reimagine Working: A Musical into a self-congratulatory... Read more
Working: A Musical
New York City Center kicks off its 2019 Encores! Off-Center season with a new production of Working: A Musical, directed by Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director Anne Kauffman and featuring two brand new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
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An impassioned documentation of the people who make American run, Working explores the lives of working class men and women who are so often taken for granted. Based on the Studs Terkel best-selling book, the musical has gone through several updates—the latest of which adds two songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda to an already illustrious list of songwriters.