The original London cast recording of Stephen Schwartz's Working is released March 2 by Ghostlight Records. Listen to the track "Fathers And Sons" below.
The musical, which premiered on Broadway in 1978, features a score made up of songs written by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers, Susan Birkenhead, and James Taylor. This album is the premiere recording of a 2009 revision of the show, which includes new songs by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
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The recording captures Working's recent London premiere, which enjoyed an acclaimed run in summer 2017 at Southwark Playhouse. The cast includes Gillian Bevan, Dean Chisnall, Krysten Cummings, Siubhan Harrison, Peter Polycarpou, and Liam Tamne, as well as Patrick Coulter, Nicola Espallardo, Izuka Hoyle, Luke Latchman, Huon Mackley, and Kerri Norville.
The album was recorded live at Southwark Playhouse with additional recordings at Abbey Road Studios. New orchestrations are by Alex Lacaimore (Hamilton) with additional orchestrations by Martin Higgins.
In a statement, composer Schwartz said, “I'm delighted that not only has this superb cast of Working been preserved, but that there is finally an album that includes the wonderful new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda. For me, an album of this new version of the show is long overdue and very welcome.”