Adding Machine announces full cast


The full cast has been announced for the New York Premiere of Adding Machine, a new musical based on Elmer Rice�s 1923 expressionist play, will open at the Minetta Lane Theatre on 26 Feb 2008, following previews from 7 Feb and run through to 15 Jun 2008.

Adding Machine had its World Premiere at Chicago�s Next Theatre Company last season (winning the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Musical).

Joining the previously announced trio of Cyrilla Baer as �Mrs. Zero�, Joel Hatch as �Mr. Zero� and Amy Warren as �Daisy� (all reprising their performances from the original production) will be Joe Farrell as �Shrdlu,� Jeff Still in multiple roles as the �Boss,� �Fixer� and �Charles,� Adinah Alexander as �Mrs. Two,� Niffer Clarke as �Mrs. One,� Roger E. DeWitt as �Mr. Two� and Daniel Marcus as �Mr. One.�

Adding Machine, score by Joshua Schmidt and a collaborative libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, with direction by David Cromer, tells the story of Mr. Zero, a nameless cog in American business, as he journeys through life, death, and an afterlife romance in the Elysian Fields. After twenty-five years of exemplary work, Mr. Zero finds that his pencil and paper efforts have been replaced by a mechanical adding machine. In a rage, Mr. Zero decides to exact revenge by murdering his boss.

The creative team comprises Takeshi Kata (sets), Kristine Knanishu (costumes), Keith Parham(lighting) and Tony Smolenski (sound).

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