Act of Connecticut Announces All-Star Cast for Its World Premiere Adaptation of 'Working - a Musical'
RIDGEFIELD, Conn., January 9, 2019 (Newswire.com) - ACT of Connecticut (A Contemporary Theatre) is excited to announce the cast for its brand new version of Stephen Schwartz’s “WORKING.” Artistic Director Daniel C. Levine’s reimagined, multimedia adaptation of the musical has performances from February 14 through March 10, 2019.
The newly assembled all-star cast for WORKING has six actors playing 26 roles and includes: Brad Greer (“THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY”), Andre Jordan (ACT of CT’s “MAMMA MIA!”, “SHREK THE MUSICAL”), Cooper Grodin (“THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA” as The Phantom, “LES MISERABLES”), Monica Ramirez (ACT of CT’s “EVITA”), Zuri Washington (“BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL”), and Laura Woyasz (“WICKED” as Glinda).
Nominated for six TONY Awards, including Best Score, “WORKING” is based on Studs Terkel’s 1974 best-selling book of interviews with American workers from all walks of life, including a school teacher, housewife, fireman, millworker, and waitress. Collaborating closely with Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz (“WICKED”, “GODSPELL”, “PIPPIN”), Levine’s contemporary version weaves recent interviews with local workers from different professions into “WORKING’S” enduring musical score.
“‘WORKING’ has always been one of my favorite Broadway scores,” said Levine, the show’s director. “The music is brilliant in capturing each character’s hopes, dreams and struggles. Our production of ‘WORKING’ is unique in that it includes and honors workers from ACT’s beautiful hometown of Ridgefield. I can’t wait for our audiences to be the first to see it.”
“Dan’s concept for the show is a brand new one that I wholeheartedly endorse,” said Schwartz. “I like his use of high-tech media displays, and I think it’s terrific that he’s including local Ridgefield workers in a show that pays tribute to real people and the work they do. It’s going to be a very exciting production.”
Performances of “WORKING” are February 14 – March 10: Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. To purchase tickets, go to www.actofct.org or visit the box office at 36 Old Quarry Road, Ridgefield, CT or call 475-215-5433.
This event is made possible with the support of Fairfield County Bank, Diamond Properties, TownVibe, HamletHub, M&T Bank, Maserati of Danbury, Bareburger, Brew & Co, Pera Brothers Wines, Gallo Restaurant, Vine & Co Wine and Spirits, Berkshire Radio, WSHU, Nutmeg Livery Service, Pepsi, Adam Broderick Salon & Spa and Bruce Bennett Nissan.
About ACT of Connecticut (A Contemporary Theatre)
ACT of Connecticut (A Contemporary Theatre) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Equity theater located in Ridgefield, CT. Founded and led by three accomplished theater professionals, ACT of CT presents limited engagement runs of well-known Broadway plays and musicals, as well as world-premiere plays and musicals by the next generation of writers and composers. The theater company produces three shows per season, including one show in the “Presenting Stephen Schwartz” series, honoring ACT of CT’s Artistic Advisor, Stephen Schwartz. Each show features both Broadway stars and local Fairfield and Westchester County talent. In addition to fully produced main stage productions, ACT of CT hosts new productions, “Broadway Unplugged,” youth education classes, master classes, camps, workshops, and a conservatory program for high school students. ACT of CT is located at 36 Old Quarry Road, in the beautiful village of Ridgefield, CT. Visit actofct.org for further information.
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