BWW Reviews: Uncle Fester Takes Flight in THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Granted, trying to marry avant-garde sensibility with Broadway goals is difficult. (The Lion King being a noted exception.) The result, in New Haven at least, is a show that "works," but doesn't seem to have much artistic passion, much less reason to be, other than commercial appeal. It's a sitcom with songs stretched to two hours. All that's missing is the laugh track.

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Joshua Mamis Joshua Mamis has spent 35 years in Journalism, as an arts writer and editor in the alternative press. He was formerly the editor and then publisher of the New Haven Advocate, and has contributed to the Sondheim Review and various periodicals. He is currently the Senior Director of Community Engagement at United Way of Greater New Haven.

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