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Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance

The hit musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY, based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, celebrated its 500th performance with a special cake-cutting with the cast: Tony Award winner Roger Rees as Gomez; two-time Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia, Brad Oscar as Fester, Rachel Potter as Wednesday, Jackie Hoffman as Grandma, Zachary James as Lurch, Heidi Blickenstaff as Alice Beineke, Adam Grupper as Mal Beineke and Jesse Swenson as Lucas Beineke.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY opened at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in March of 2010 and immediately became one of Broadway's biggest hits. In its fourteen months on the Great White Way, the show has grossed more than $65 million. Brooke Shields will join the cast as Morticia Tuesday, June 28, succeeding Bebe Neuwirth, who will give her final performance Sunday, June 26. Roger Rees continues in the role of Gomez. 

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features a book by Jersey Boys co-writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. The production is directed and designed (sets and costumes) by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch, with creative consultation by Jerry Zaks and choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Lighting design is by Natasha Katz, sound design by ACME Sound Partners and puppetry by Basil Twist.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY is produced on Broadway by Stuart OkenRoy FurmanMichael Leavitt, Five Cent Prods., Stephen Schuler, Decca Theatricals, Scott M. DelmanStuart DitskyTerry Allen KramerStephanie P. McClellandJames L. NederlanderEva PriceJAM Theatricals/Mary Lu Roffe,Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman-Swinsky, Vivek Tiwary/Gary Kaplan, The Weinstein Co./Clarence, LLC and Adam Zotovich/Tribe Theatricals, by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical.

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance
The cast of 'The Addams Family' celebrating their 500th performance

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance
cast of 'The Addams Family' celebrating their 500th performance

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance
Jesse Swenson, Becca Ayers, Rachel Potter, Adam Grupper, Bebe Neuwirth, Roger Rees, Brad Oscar, Adam Riegler, Zachary James, Jackie Hoffman with the cast of 'The Addams Family' celebrating their 500th performance

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance
Jesse Swenson, Becca Ayers, Rachel Potter, Adam Grupper, Bebe Neuwirth, Roger Rees, Brad Oscar, Adam Riegler, Zachary James, Jackie Hoffman with the cast of 'The Addams Family' celebrating their 500th performance

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance
Jesse Swenson, Becca Ayers, Rachel Potter, Adam Grupper, Bebe Neuwirth, Roger Rees, Brad Oscar, Adam Riegler, Zachary James, Jackie Hoffman & Company with the cast of 'The Addams Family' celebrating their 500th performance

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance
Jesse Swenson, Becca Ayers, Rachel Potter, Adam Grupper, Bebe Neuwirth, Roger Rees, Brad Oscar, Adam Riegler, Zachary James, Jackie Hoffman & Company with the cast of 'The Addams Family' celebrating their 500th performance

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance
Bebe Neuwirth & Roger Rees with the cast of 'The Addams Family' celebrating their 500th performance

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance
Bebe Neuwirth & Roger Rees with the cast of 'The Addams Family' celebrating their 500th performance

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance
Bebe Neuwirth & Roger Rees with the cast of 'The Addams Family' celebrating their 500th performance

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance
Bebe Neuwirth & Roger Rees with the cast of 'The Addams Family' celebrating their 500th performance

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance
Jesse Swenson, Becca Ayers, Rachel Potter, Adam Grupper, Bebe Neuwirth, Roger Rees, Brad Oscar, Adam Riegler, Zachary James, Jackie Hoffman with the cast of 'The Addams Family' celebrating their 500th performance

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance
(L-R) Rachel Potter, Adam Grupper, Bebe Neuwirth, Roger Rees, Brad Oscar, Adam Riegler with the cast of 'The Addams Family' celebrating their 500th performance

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance
(L-R) Rachel Potter, Adam Grupper, Bebe Neuwirth, Roger Rees, Brad Oscar, Adam Riegler with the cast of 'The Addams Family' celebrating their 500th performance

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance
(L-R) Rachel Potter, Adam Grupper, Bebe Neuwirth, Roger Rees, Brad Oscar, Adam Riegler with the cast of 'The Addams Family' celebrating their 500th performance

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance
Jesse Swenson, Becca Ayers, Rachel Potter, Adam Grupper, Bebe Neuwirth, Roger Rees, Brad Oscar, Adam Riegler, Zachary James, Jackie Hoffman with the cast of 'The Addams Family' celebrating their 500th performance

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance
Adam Riegler with the cast of 'The Addams Family' celebrating their 500th performance

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance
Adam Riegler with the cast of 'The Addams Family' celebrating their 500th performance

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance
Adam Riegler with the cast of 'The Addams Family' celebrating their 500th performance

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance
Adam Riegler with the cast of 'The Addams Family' celebrating their 500th performance

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance
Adam Riegler with the cast of 'The Addams Family' celebrating their 500th performance

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance
Adam Riegler & Bebe Neuwirth with the cast of 'The Addams Family' celebrating their 500th performance

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance
Bebe Neuwirth & Roger Rees with the cast of 'The Addams Family' celebrating their 500th performance

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates 500th Performance

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.