Adding Machine: A Musical

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Samuel French, Inc., 2008 - Drama - 82 pages
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Characters: 3 male, 2 female and SATB chorus


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2008 Lucille Lortel Award - Outstanding Musical

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.

"Exciting and adventurous!" - NY Post

"**** THE BEST NEW MUSICAL of 2008!" - Time Out New York

"A BRILLIANT MUSICAL! A superb libretto by Loewith and Schmidt and music that gets under your skin and stays there." New York Times, Critics Pick

"A MARVEL! Joshua Schmidt's music sneaks up on us until we are begging for more! Adding Machine dazzles!" -

"A MASTERPIECE of expressionism. Brave and bold!" - Variety

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