E. Faye Butler, Barbara Robertson and Gene Weygandt head up cast of Working
Broadway in Chicago has announced a handful of cast members for the spring production of Working, the musical adaptation of the Studs Terkel book, and they're heavy hitters: Chicago actors E. Faye Butler, Barbara Robertson and Gene Weygandt have 14 Jeff Awards among them. Additional casting will be announced down the line.
This is the newly-revised version of Stephen Schwartz's 1978 musical, with added material by Lin-Manuel Miranda, that played Florida's Asolo Rep in 2008 and San Diego's Old Globe in 2009. Like those productions, the Chicago revival will be directed by Gordon Greenberg. Some New York bigwigs are backing the production: Jed Bernstein, Dianne Fraser and Sheila Simon Geltzer are listed as producers. Working is scheduled to run February 15–May 8, 2011 at the Broadway Playhouse, which opens its doors tomorrow night for An Evening with Sutton Foster.