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Stephen Schwartz musical Working to run at Southwark Playhouse

Musical Working will receive its European premiere at the Southwark Playhouse.
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Stephen Schwartz musical Working will receive its European premiere at the Southwark Playhouse next year.

It will run from June 2 to July 8, with press night on June 7.

The show is based on the book by Studs Terkel and adapted by Schwartz, with Nina Faso.

It has songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, Schwartz and James Taylor.

It will be directed by Luke Sheppard, with choreography by Fabian Aloise. Casting is to be announced.

Schwartz said: “I am delighted that such a talented and distinguished theatre company will be presenting Working in London. I look forward to collaborating with them to ensure that the show is both entertaining and relevant to the contemporary British audience.”

Working first opened on Broadway in 1978, directed by Stephen Schwartz, with a cast including Patti LuPone.

Working is being produced by Jack Maple, Ramin Sabi and D.E.M Productions.

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