Adding Machine lyrics

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Adding Machine musical

  

  1. Prelude   add
  2. Something to Be Proud Of
  3. Harmony, Not Discord Video  add
  4. Office Reverie   add
  5. Moving Up   add
  6. In Numbers   add
  7. In Numbers (reprise)   add
  8. I'd Rather Watch You Video  add
  9. The Party   add
  10. Zero's Confession   add
  11. Once More/Ham and Eggs   add
  12. Didn't We?   add
  13. I Was A Fool   add
  14. The Gospel According to Shrdlu   add
  15. Death March   add
  16. A Pleasant Place   add
  17. Shrdlu's Blues   add
  18. Daisy's Confession   add
  19. I'd Rather Watch You (Reprise)   add
  20. Freedom!   add
  21. Freedom! (reprise)   add
  22. The Music of the Machine   add


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Description



Release date: 2008.
Type: Broadway musical.
Adding Machine is a musical adaptation of Elmer Rice's 1923 play The Adding Machine, with music by Joshua Schmidt, and book and lyrics by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt. The show opened in 2007 in Illinois before moving Off-Broadway in 2008. The show was nominated for (and later won) numerous Lucille Lortel Awards and Drama Desk awards.
Adding Machine is a musical adaptation of Elmer Rice's 1923 play The Adding Machine. The original play has been called the "gimlet-eyed Expressionist classic about the soul rot of conventionality;" it relates the story of an "antihero," Mr. Zero, who murders his boss after he has been replaced by an adding machine after 25 years on the job. Loewith conceived a musical adaptation after learning of the Kurt Weill musical based on a second Rice play Street Scene. After some years, Loewith was able to attract composer Joshua Schmidt to the project; Schmidt composed the music, and wrote the libretto and book together with Loewith. Schmidt met Loewith because he was the artistic director of company at Next Theater. Schmidt explained why his show had such a small band: "At Next Theater, we had a 15-by-5 space for the orchestra ? a shoebox with a very low ceiling. My experience had taught me how to get a lot out of a little. I approached it with this combination in mind from the moment of conception. I didn?t cut it back to make it fit our space. I created a full blown, challenging score for three instruments. It?s not a matter of compensating for instruments that aren?t there."