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Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts
between Berkeley & Clarendon Streets 527 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116
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The Banyan Refuge nearby is awesome for Asian tapas. Nice outdoor tables.
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"Adding Machine"
13 ratings
3.9 average rating
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1 review
2 stars
attended Mar 19 2010

The first 40 minutes of this musical was an excruciating experience, comparable to drinking castor oil while listening to Schoenberg. The opening number consists of a shrewish wife singing a whining, endless complaint to her husband while he...continued

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12 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 13 2010

The Add1ng Mach1ne is both dark and dynamic. It tells of the journey of Mr. (and Mrs.) Zero and an assortment of characters who, because of great singing and acting, keep us absorbed in their weary lives.

Brendan McNab brings the tormented...continued

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9 reviews
7 stars
attended Apr 02 2010

This is a brilliant piece--the story is disturbing and some would say depressing. I found it extremely thought provoking with important moral issues raised --and not decided by the playwright. The actors are superb and the music is interesting...continued

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More Information


Original music by Joshua Schmidt

Libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt

Based on the play The Adding Machine by Elmer Rice

Directed by Paul Melone

Music Direction by Steven Bergman

Choreography by David Connolly

Starring Brendan McNab, Amelia Broome and Leigh Barrett

About the Ticket Supplier: SpeakEasy Stage

Over the past nineteen seasons, SpeakEasy Stage Company has distinguished itself as Boston’s premier theater staging Boston premieres. Year after year, SpeakEasy has won acclaim for presenting top-quality productions of vital, cutting-edge plays.

Recently, SpeakEasy was singled out by Variety, the entertainment newspaper, as a force in regional theater and a champion of small, often overlooked musicals.