Adding Machine extends by eleven weeks, now playing through to 31 Aug

The New York Premiere of Adding Machine, based on Elmer Rice�s 1923 expressionist play, extends its run at the Minetta Lane Theatre by eleven weeks, and will now run through to 31 Aug 2008.

The show opened at the Minetta Lane on 26 Feb 2008, following previews from 7 Feb and was originally scheduled to close on 15 Jun 2008.

The musical has just received 4 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations (including Outstanding New Off Broadway Musical), 6 Lucille Lortel Award Nominations (including Outstanding Musical) and a Drama League Award Nomination (for Distinguished Production of a Musical).

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 Zero finds that his pencil and paper efforts have been replaced by a mechanical adding machine.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.

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

The cast features Cyrilla Baer as �Mrs. Zero�, Joel Hatch as �Mr. Zero� and Amy Warren as �Daisy� who are all reprising their performances from the original production. They are joined by 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.�

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

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