Wicked Composer Adapts Studs Terkel Book About American Workers
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The last date listed for Working was Thursday January 30, 2014 / 7:30pm.
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"His skin was pale and his eye was odd" -- and that's only the beginning of what's unsettling about Mr. Todd, the barber/serial killer at the dark heart of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd. Set in the gloomy alleys of 19th-century London, this production from Lyric Stage Company of Boston "attends the tale" of Todd who, after being banished on false charges, returns to the city to exact his bloody revenge. A legendary smash in 1979, this black comedy won eight Tony Awards while The New York Times gushed it contained "more artistic energy, creative personality and plain excitement" than a dozen average musicals. Recently adapted into a hit movie starring Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd now comes to Boston in a vibrant production directed by Spiro Veloudos. Learn More
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the seats were great. The singers were not very powerful and should have been on mics. At times the live band was overpowering them.
The actors were very good but needed much stronger singers for a production like this. This is a musical not a...continued
Running time is approximately one hour and 45 minutes with no intermission.
The show contains adult language and some descriptions of adult situations. It’s recommended for high school age and older.
From the everyday lives of “ordinary” working people comes a musical that’s anything but ordinary. Adapted by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Wicked_) from Studs Terkel’s magnificent oral history, Working_ reveals the hopes, dreams, joys, and concerns of the average working American by following them through one 24-hour workday. Schwartz wrote the songs along with James Taylor, Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) and others, creating an inspired eclectic, tuneful, moving and uplifting score.