2013-14 Season

Last Performance:
March 2, 2014

Machinal

"If you care about American theater, go now!" —David Cote, Time Out New York
 
"A must-see." —Elizabeth Vincentelli, New York Post
 
 
Inspired by the infamous 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, Machinal is a gripping drama by American journalist and playwright Sophie Treadwell. Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Hall (The TownVicky Cristina Barcelona) stars in this sensational new production helmed by acclaimed British director Lyndsey Turner.
 
It’s America’s Golden Age, a time of happiness, freedom and prosperity––or is it? For one young woman in the industrial, male-dominated world of the 1920s, life is nothing like she hoped it would be. Restless and unfulfilled in a passionless marriage and an unwanted motherhood, she finds her only joy in the form of an illicit love affair. But when reality sets in and she must return to her routine existence, she’ll go to any lengths to regain her freedom.
 
A groundbreaking work in the landscape of American theatre, Machinal is a riveting look at the danger that can come from a life unlived.
 
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Tuesday–Saturday at 8:00pm; Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm.
 
Complimentary Talkbacks: A discussion with the actors, creative teams, or industry experts will occur following the 2:00pm performance (subject to change without notice) on Saturday, January 11; Sunday, January 19; Saturday, January 25; Saturday, February 1; and Sunday, February 23.
 
 

"If you care about American theater, go now!" —David Cote, Time Out New York
 
"A must-see." —Elizabeth Vincentelli, New York Post
 
 
Inspired by the infamous 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, Machinal is a gripping drama by American journalist and playwright Sophie Treadwell. Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Hall (The TownVicky Cristina Barcelona) stars in this sensational new production helmed by acclaimed British director Lyndsey Turner.
 

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American Airlines Theatre

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CAST

Rebecca Hall
Young Woman
Suzanne Bertish
Mother
Michael Cumpsty
Husband
Morgan Spector
Lover
Damian Baldet
Company
Ashley Bell
Company
Jeff Biehl
Company
Arnie Burton
Company
Ryan Dinning
Company
Scott Drummond
Company
Dion Graham
Company
Edward James Hyland
Company
Jason Loughlin
Company
Maria-Christina Oliveras
Company
Daniel Pearce
Company
Henny Russell
Company
Karen Walsh
Company
Michael Warner
Company

Creative Team

Sophie Treadwell
Playwright
Lyndsey Turner
Director
Es Devlin
Set Designer
Michael Krass
Costume Designer
Jane Cox
Lighting Designer
Matt Tierney
Sound Designer
Matthew Herbert
Original Music
Paul Huntley
Hair and Wig Design
Kate Wilson
Dialect Coach
Sam Pinkleton
Choreography
Beverly Jenkins
Production Stage Manager

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Machinal: In Rehearsal
 
Machinal: In Production
 
Machinal: Cast Portraits
 

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Read interviews with the cast, creative team, and learn more about the show on the Roundabout Blog.