Adding Machine Director David Cromer's Our Town, a Chicago Hit, Will Play NYC

News   Adding Machine Director David Cromer's Our Town, a Chicago Hit, Will Play NYC An acclaimed Chicago production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town is expected to resurface Off-Broadway in spring 2009, with Adding Machine director David Cromer re-creating his concept.

Auditions are currently under way. The production, produced by Scott Morfee (who backed New York City productions of the Cromer-directed Orson's Shadow and Adding Machine), will begin in February at the Barrow Street Theatre in Greenwich Village.

An official announcement of the project is expected soon.

The cast is expected to be a mix of Chicago and New York actors. Cromer directed and played the Stage Manager in the Windy City run, produced by The Hypocrites April 24-June 8, 2008, at the Chopin Theatre (and later re-mounted for a September-October run).

The Chicago Tribune reported that the NYC run is not technically a Hypocrites production, and that the Barrow Street would be stripped bare to echo Cromer's earlier concept.

* Cromer's intensely visual staging of the musical Adding Machine was one of the best-reviewed productions of the 2007-08 season in New York City. The musical by composer and co-librettist Josh Schmidt and co-librettist Jason Loewith played the Minetta Lane Theatre Feb. 8-July 20.

For its New York run Adding Machine was awarded two Outer Critics Circle Awards (Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical, Outstanding New Score), four Lucille Lortel Awards (Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Director, Outstanding Lead Actor, Outstanding Lighting Design) and four Obie Awards as well as nominations from the Drama Desk and Drama League awards.