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'WORKING' wrapping up Broadway in Chicago run

May 24, 2011 10:11:41 AM PDT
Broadway in Chicago's, WORKING, a musical based on the namesake book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Chicago's own Studs Terkel, is wrapping up a run that began in March.

The musical -- playing at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut Street -- wraps up its run on June 5. Get tickets by calling (800) 775-2000 or online at BroadwayInChicago.com.

WORKING, workthingmusicial.com, celebrates everyday people in a genuinely funny and touching way, portrayed by some of Chicago's brightest stars including E. Faye Butler, playing Woman 2. E. Faye Butler, a winner of Six Joseph Jefferson Awards, Three Black Theatre Alliance Awards, After Dark Award, Helen Hayes Awards, RAMI Awards, John Barrymore Award, Ovation Award, Excellence In The Arts. Some of E. Faye Butler's Chicago credits include Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre -- Little Shop Of Horrors; The Goodman Theatre -- A Christmas Carol; Steppenwolf Theatre -- Crumbs From The Table of Joy. WORKING fills you with hope and inspiration and is the perfect musical for everyone who has ever worked a day in their lives.

E.Faye Butler (release)

Awards: Six Joseph Jefferson Awards, Three Black Theatre Alliance Awards, After Dark Award, Helen Hayes Awards, RAMI Awards, John Barrymore Award, Ovation Award, Excellence In The Arts

Chicago Credits :Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre - Hairspray, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Wiz, 70 girls 70, Little Shop Of Horrors, How To Succeed? The Goodman Theatre - Purlie, Ain't Misbehavin, Christmas Carol. Steppenwolf Theatre - Crumbs From The Table of Joy, Court Theatre - Caroline or Change, Once In A Lifetime, La Bete, Little Foxes, Chicago Shakespeare - Suessical The Musical, Victory Gardens Theatre - Blue Sonata, Drury Lane Evergreen Park - Jerry's Girls, Hot Mikado, Hello Dolly, Sophisticated Ladies, Forum Theatre - Ruthless, The Vic Theater - Hair, The Ivanhoe Theatre - A My Name Is Alice.., The Royal George - Comfortable Shoes, The Mercury Theatre - Could It Be Magic..,( Barry Manilow Songbook), Northlight Theatre -Ella, Dinah Was..

Broadway, Off Broadway Credits: Beacon Theatre B.L.U.E.S. Douglas Fairbanks Nunsense.

National and Regional Tours: Mamma Mia, Dinah Was, Ain't Misbehavin, Don't Bother Me I Can't Cope, Nunsense, Nunsense2,

Regional Theatre Credits: Dallas Theatre Center - Ella, Signature Theatre - Saving Aimee, Gospel According To Fishman, Arena Stage - Oklahoma, Crowns, Polk County, Pasadena Playhouse - Purlie, Sacramento Music Theatre - Showboat, Arkansas Rep. - The Wizard Of Oz, Centerstage - Ma Rainey, Caroline or Change, Once On This Island, Trouble In Mind, Yale Repertory Theatre - Trouble In Mind La Jolla Playhouse - The Wiz, New York Film and Stage Festival - Dance with the Holy Ghosts, Strathmore Music Center - Take Joy, Philadelphia Theatre Company - Ma Rainey,

Concert Credits: Washington Ballet Blues Until June The Kennedy Center also; performed in La Habana Cuba for Fidel Castro as Representative of USA, The Great Gatsby The Kennedy Center, EFO/Just In Time E. Faye in Concert has and continues to perform across the country at theatres, club venues and cabarets.

"WORKING" FINAL PERFORMACE, JUNE 5, 2011 (release)

Don't miss your chance to see the final weeks of WORKING, now playing through June 5, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St., Chicago) as it completes its triumphal engagement in Chicago! WORKING opened March 2, 2011 to unanimous rave reviews and has had more than 100 standing ovations from delighted audiences.

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 www.BroadwayInChicago.com. For groups of 15 or more, call (312) 977-1710.