Full Length Musical
Fantasy, Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Period, Experimental
Time Period - 1920s
Settings Of Play - Here and the afterlife. An American city in the 1920s.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes
Appropriate for all audiences
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Winner! 2008 Lucille Lortel Award - Outstanding Musical
Winner! 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award - Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score
Darkly comic and heartbreakingly beautiful, Adding Machine
, a musical adaptation of Elmer Rice's incendiary 1923 play, tells the story of Mr. Zero, who after 25 years of service to his company is replaced by a mechanical adding machine. In a vengeful rage, he murders his boss. An eclectic score gives passionate and memorable voice to this stylish and stylized show, which follows Zero's journey to the afterlife in the Elysian Fields where he is met with one last chance for romance and redemption.
"CRITICS PICK! A brillant musical! A superb libretto by Loewith and Schmidt and music that gets under your skin and stays there." - New York Times, Read More
"Exciting and adventurous!" - NY Post, Read More
"THE BEST NEW MUSICAL of 2008!" - Time Out New York, Read More
"A marvel! Joshua Schmidt's music sneaks up on us until we are begging for more! Adding Machine dazzles!" - Bloomberg.com
"A masterpiece of expressionism. Brave and bold!" - Variety, Read More
RELATED ARTICLE ON BREAKING CHARACTER
Mr. Zero's Journey: ADDING MACHINE, A MUSICALby Ben ColemanNovember 25, 2014
Adding Machine: A Musical was developed and received its world premiere at the Next Theatre Company, Artistic Director Jason Loewith.
Adding Machine: A Musical was produced in New York by Scott Morfee, Tom Wirtshafter and Margaret Cotter at the Minetta Lane Theatre,opening night February 25, 2008.