Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Chicago Star Rebecca Finnegan Joins Cast of WORKING‏


CHICAGO (April 26, 2011) – Broadway In Chicago and the producers of WORKING are thrilled to announce that Chicago star Rebecca Finnegan is joining the cast of WORKING, beginning tonight, April 26, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut). Rebecca Finnegan will be playing Woman 3, originally played by Barbara Robertson.

Rebecca is the recipient of two Jeff Awards, three Jeff Citations and three After Dark Awards. Chicago credits include Turn Of The Century directed by theater legend Tommy Tune, Mary Zimmerman's Candide at The Goodman Theatre and In The Bubble, directed by Michael Grief at Northwestern University's American Musical Theater Project. Local audiences have also seen Rebecca in Fiddler on the Roof and Little Women at Marriott Lincolnshire, The Three Musketeers and Seussical with the Tony Award-winning Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Cabaret at Drury Lane Oakbrook, Timeline Theatre's Fiorello!, Light Opera Work's Cole Porter Review and Theo Ubique's Kurt Weill Review. Rebecca started her Chicago career at the Porchlight Musical Theater in their productions of Company, Closer Than Ever, Sweeney Todd Cabaret and Gypsy. Rebecca will be making her film debut in “LOL” starring Demi Moore and Miley Cyrus.

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. WORKING fills you with hope and inspiration and is the perfect musical for everyone who has ever worked a day in their lives.

Produced by Jed Bernstein, Dianne Fraser and Sheila Simon Geltzer, WORKING was adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso. It is directed by Gordon Greenberg, with Scenic Design by Beowulf Boritt. 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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