Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Working Extended by Popular Demand





WORKING Launches Union Member Discount

CHICAGO (March 16, 2011) Having received unanimous rave reviews and nightly accolades from delighted audiences, Broadway In Chicago and the producers of WORKING are thrilled to announce a four-week extension through June 5, 2011 at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St., Chicago).

The Chicago Tribune’s Chris Jones calls WORKING, “REMARKABLE! Moving and fresh! Knock out young performers! A rich and accomplished ensemble paying homage to Chicago workers.” Chicago Sun-Times’ Hedy Weiss raves, “Highly recommended! Superb! Ingenious! Winningly re-imagined!” Comcast Network host Paul Lisnek exclaims, “WORKING will make you proud to be a Chicagoan; the show has heart, warmth and depth!”

WORKING is a vital new musical based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Chicago’s own Studs Terkel. Adapted by Stephen Schwartz (WICKED, PIPPIN and GODSPELL) from the original adaptation by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, WORKING is the working man’s A CHORUS LINE. A musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life, with songs by all-star composers Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Tony Award™ winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers, Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz and Grammy Award™ winning James Taylor. WORKING celebrates everyday people in a genuinely funny and touching way. Portrayed by some of Chicago’s brightest stars including E. Faye Butler, Barbara Robertson, Gene Weygandt, Emjoy Gavino, Michael Mahler and Gabriel Ruiz, WORKING fills you with hope and inspiration and is the perfect musical for everyone who has ever worked a day in their lives.

WORKING, a show that asks workers what they do and how they feel about what they do, has developed a new program in honor of the union employees. WORKING is pleased to offer 20% off tickets to all union members for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening performances through June 5, 2011. 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.

Produced by Jed Bernstein, Dianne Fraser and Sheila Simon Geltzer, WORKING is directed by Gordon Greenberg, with Scenic Design by Beowulf Boritt.
The WORKING performance schedule is as follows:

Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

Fridays at 8 p.m.

Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Sundays at 2 p.m.

Performance schedule is subject to change.

Individual tickets for WORKING are $67.50 - $77.50. A select number of premium seats are also available. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut St.), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Kiosk at Water Tower Place (845 N. Michigan Ave.), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775‐2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations (including Hot Tix and select Carson Pirie Scott, Coconuts and fye stores), and online at For groups of 15 or more, call (312) 977‐1710.

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