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 Riceï¿½s 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 Chicagoï¿½s Next Theatre Company last season (winning the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Musical).
Joining the previously announced trio of Cyrilla Baer as ï¿½Mrs. Zeroï¿½, Joel Hatch as ï¿½Mr. Zeroï¿½ and Amy Warren as ï¿½Daisyï¿½ (all reprising their performances from the original production) will be Joe Farrell as ï¿½Shrdlu,ï¿½ Jeff Still in multiple roles as the ï¿½Boss,ï¿½ ï¿½Fixerï¿½ and ï¿½Charles,ï¿½ Adinah Alexander as ï¿½Mrs. Two,ï¿½ Niffer Clarke as ï¿½Mrs. One,ï¿½ Roger E. DeWitt as ï¿½Mr. Twoï¿½ and Daniel Marcus as ï¿½Mr. One.ï¿½
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 Zero finds that his pencil and paper efforts have been replaced by a mechanical adding machine.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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