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The New York Times review stated that: "Working's celebration of event the most seemingly marginal contributions as intrinsic elements of nation-building, gives it stirring resonance."

James Taylor wrote the lead song about a "Millworker," singing about her sailor grandfather, her farmer father , and her "no-good mill-working man from Massachusetts," who died from drink and left her with three kids to raise. "Millwork ain't easy," she sings.

The musical opens on Friday January 3, 2014 and runs through February 01, 2014 at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston.

To buy tickets call the box office at 617-585-5678 or email at boxoffice@lyricstage.com.

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