FREEZE FRAME: Brooke Shields Officially Opens in THE ADDAMS FAMILY!
On Tuesday, June 28 THE ADDAMS FAMILY welcomed stage and screen star Brooke Shields in the role of Morticia. Shields joined current Broadway cast members Roger Rees as Gomez, Brad Oscar as Fester, Rachel Potter as Wednesday, Jackie Hoffman as Grandma, Zachary James as Lurch, Adam Riegler as Pugsley, Heidi Blickenstaff as Alice Beineke, Adam Grupper as Mal Beineke and Jesse Swenson as Lucas Beineke. Last night, Shields officially opened in THE ADDAMS FAMILY and BroadwayWorld was there to snap the star during her final bows. Below we bring you a FREEZE FRAME preview! Stay tuned for full coverage today!
In the past decade, Brooke Shields has won rave reviews and has established herself as an acclaimed Broadway musical leading lady with her performances as Ruth in Wonderful Town, Roxie Hart in Chicago and Sally Bowles in Cabaret. Her Broadway debut came in 1994 as Rizzo in Grease, for which she won a Theatre World Award.
This past summer she starred with Raul Esparza in Alan Menken's Leap of Faith at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. She recently starred in the new play Girls Talk at the Lee Strasberg Theater, also in L.A.
Shields has received numerous awards and accolades for her extensive repertoire of talents. She was nominated twice for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy, and was also nominated for The American Comedy Awards' Funniest Female Performer in a Television Series Leading Role for her hit comedy show, "Suddenly Susan." She is the recipient of five People's Choice Awards.
She was recently seen in her own show "In My Life" at Feinstein's at the Loews Regency, sharing stories and songs from her incredible journey in show business.
Now in its second year on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), THE ADDAMS FAMILY has grossed more than $65 million since its opening in April, 2010.
A national tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY will begin in September of this year at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts in New Orleans. International productions of the musical have been announced for Sao Paulo, Brazil in spring, 2012 and Sydney, Australia in spring 2013. Several other international productions are in the planning stages.
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