The Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Machinal, starring Rebecca Hall, will officially open on Broadway on January 16. Directed by Lyndsey Turner, the Sophie Treadwell play will run at the American Airlines Theatre.
Inspired by the infamous 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, Machinal tells the story of a Young Woman who works as a stenographer in the industrial male-dominated world of the 1920s. She finds her only joy in 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.
In addition to Hall, the cast includes Suzanne Bertish, Michael Cumpsty and Morgan Spector. Machinal features set design by Es Devin, lighting design by Jane Cox, costume design by Michael Krass and sound design by Matt Tierney.