Discount Broadway Tickets For Working Girl - This Show Is Now Shelved

Working Girl Summary

  • Show Status: Shelved
  • Genre: Musical
  • Working Girl is 135 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Show Closes: Open ended

Savvy New York City receptionist hatches a plan to climb the corporate ladder, but the only thing in her way is another woman

Working Girl on Broadway Background

Based on the movie written by Kevin Wade and the book by playwright Bridget Carpenter, comes Working Girl, a new Broadway musical featuring music and lyrics coming by way of singer/songwriter Cyndi Lauper. Christopher Ashley directs the show and everything comes together quite well as Ashley and Carpenter have previously collaborated on many other projects including the musical adaptation of Disney’s Freaky Friday. Working Girl is based on the 1988 movie of the same name, written by Kevin Wade, directed by Mike Nichols and distributed by Twentieth Century Fox. The movie receives the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture and an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, but the film is now largely forgotten and fails to register on the top 500 films of all time. What made the movie so special was the wealth of talent in the star-studded cast that included Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Melanie Griffith, Alec Baldwin Alec Baldwin, Joan Cusack and Philip Bosco. Even a young David Duchovny made an appearance. All of these stars were at the the top of their game at the time and they all delivered memorable performances, despite the overall lack of later interest in the film that ultimately grossed over $100 million.

In the Broadway musical version of Working Girl, Cyndi Lauper brings her ground-breaking perspective to the show with her unique style. This is the first time that Ms Lauper has written music and lyrics for an entire Broadway show, although she became the first solo woman to win a TONY Award for Best Original Score for Kinky Boots in 2013. Ms Lauper also wrote a Tony-nominated song for the Broadway musical SpongeBob SquarePants.

What's Working Girl Like?

Tess is a savvy New York City receptionist who is trying to work her way up the corporate ladder while working for a conniving boss (Katharine) who wants nothing better than her to fail. After her boss steals one of her great ideas, Tess hatches a plan when Katharine gets injured, and she pretends to be her boss. When she makes a major business deal great with an investment broker, things get complicated. When Katharine ultimately finds out what Tess has been up to while she has been laid up, all hell breaks loose.

Is Working Girl Good for Kids?

This show is suitable for children over the age of 14 years

Theatre Information

Lunt Fontanne Theatre

205 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,509
Entrance: 46th Street, between 8th and Broadway
Theatre Information

Lunt Fontanne Theatre Seating Chart


Aged in Wood Productions

Kumiko Yoshii

Production Credits

General Manager
Baseline Theatrical
Press Agent
The Press Room

Creative Team

Book Writer
Bridget Carpenter
Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper
Christopher Ashley