Adding Machine (musical)


Adding Machine (musical)

"Adding Machine" is a musical adaptation of Elmer Rice's play "The Adding Machine", with music by Joshua Schmidt and libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt.

The show opened in 2007 at the Next Theater in Illinois in a production directed by David Cromer and starring Joel Hatch, Cyrilla Baer and Amy Warren. [cite news |title=An Audience-Friendly Theatrical Town, Chicago Is |url=http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/28/theater/28ishe.html?_r=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&pagewanted=all&oref=slogin |work=The New York Times |date=2007-02-28 |accessdate=2008-04-06 ]

It opened Off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre on February 25, 2008 with previews starting February 8. It was again directed by David Cromer, with many of the original cast. [ [http://www.playbill.com/news/article/114906.html playbill article, February 8, 2008, Adding Machine, a Hit Musical in Chicago, Bows in NYC Feb. 8] ] [cite news |title=Adding Machine |url=http://www.timeout.com/newyork/articles/theater/26944/adding-machine |work=Time Out |date=2008-02-27 |accessdate=2008-04-06 ] It opened on Broadway to little sales but to high praise and to amazing critical reviews and was considered by many the musical of the season. The production received six Lucille Lortel Award nominations in the 2008 season, more than any other show, [cite web |url=http://www.lortel.org/LLF_awards/index.cfm?page=nominees#show2008 |title=2008 Nominations By Show |accessdate=2008-04-06 |work=Lucille Lortel Awards ] and won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical (among others). [ [http://www.playbill.com/news/article/117461.html playbill article, May 5, 2008,Betrayed and Adding Machine Win Lucille Lortel Awards] ]

Cast (New York)

*Cyrilla Baer as Mrs Zero
*Joel Hatch as Mr Zero
*Amy Warren as Daisy Devore
*Joe Farrell as Shrdlu
*Jeff Still as Boss/Fixer/Charles
*Adinah Alexander as Mrs Two
*Niffer Clarke as Mrs One
*Roger E. DeWitt as Mr Two
*Daniel Marcus as Mr One
*Swings: Randy Blair and Ariela Morgenstern

Awards and nominations

;2008 Lucille Lortel Awards
*Outstanding Musical (winner)
*Outstanding Director, David Cromer (winner)
*Outstanding Lead Actor, Joel Hatch (winner)
*Outstanding Featured Actress, Amy Warren
*Outstanding Costume Design, Kristine Knanishu
*Outstanding Lighting Design, Keith Parham (winner)

;Drama Desk Awards (nominations)
*Outstanding Musical
*Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, Amy Warren
*Outstanding Director of a Musical
*Outstanding Music (Schmidt)
*Outstanding Lyrics (Loewith and Schmidt)
*Outstanding Book of a Musical
*Outstanding Set Design of a Musical (Takeshi Kata)
*Outstanding Lighting Design (Keith Parham)
*Outstanding Sound Design (Tony Smolenski IV)

;Outer Critics Circle Awards
* Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical (winner)
* Outstanding New Score (winner)
* Outstanding Drector Of A Musical (nominee)
* Outstanding Featured Actress In A Musical (Amy Warren) (nominee)

References

External links

* [http://www.curtainup.com/addingmachine.html Curtain Up review, Feb. 23, 2008]
* [http://www.theatermania.com/content/news.cfm/story/12964 Theatermania review]
* [http://www.addingmachineamusical.com/adding-machine/press.asp Official site]


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