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Date of Birth: June 21, 1963 (52)
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THE ADDAMS FAMILY: More Mediocre Than MacabreTHE ADDAMS FAMILY: More Mediocre Than Macabre
by Jan Nargi - Feb 11, 2012

National tour of revamped Broadway musical based on the darkly humorous comics of Charles Addams is more sweetly traditional than deliciously cutting edge (more...)

Tix Go On Sale For THE ADDAMS FAMILY At The Aronoff CenterTix Go On Sale For THE ADDAMS FAMILY At The Aronoff Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2012

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati announced today that single tickets for the national tour of the new musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY, based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, are now on sale. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Makes Boston Premiere in FebruaryTHE ADDAMS FAMILY Makes Boston Premiere in February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2012

The national tour of the new musical comedy THE ADDAMS FAMILY, based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, will make its Boston premiere February 7-19, 2012 at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre as part of the LEXUS 2011-12 Broadway In Boston Series. Press night for the engagement is Wednesday, February 8 at 7 PM. (more...)

THE ADAMS FAMILY Comes To Tulsa 1/24-29THE ADAMS FAMILY Comes To Tulsa 1/24-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2012

The first national tour of the new musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY comes to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for eight performances only. (more...)

THE ADAMS FAMILY Comes To Tulsa 1/24-29THE ADAMS FAMILY Comes To Tulsa 1/24-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2012

The first national tour of the new musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY comes to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for eight performances only. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Makes Boston Premiere in FebruaryTHE ADDAMS FAMILY Makes Boston Premiere in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2012

The national tour of the new musical comedy THE ADDAMS FAMILY, based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, will make its Boston premiere February 7-19, 2012 at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre as part of the LEXUS 2011-12 Broadway In Boston Series. Press night for the engagement is Wednesday, February 8 at 7 PM. (more...)

THE ADAMS FAMILY Comes To Tulsa 1/24-29THE ADAMS FAMILY Comes To Tulsa 1/24-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2012

The first national tour of the new musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY comes to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for eight performances only. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sills, Gettelfinger Lead FAMILY-Friendly Musical at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall through 1/8BWW Reviews: Sills, Gettelfinger Lead FAMILY-Friendly Musical at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall through 1/8
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 4, 2012

With an alluring and gorgeous Morticia (played by Broadway diva Sara Gittelfinger) and a charming and swellegant Gomez (Great White Way heartthrob Douglas Sills) leading the charge, the onstage iteration of Charles Addams' cartoon family is surely a dysfunctional lot. But, more importantly, they are enormously winning-their interpersonal relationships are not so unlike your own, I daresay-and composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa and book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice have crafted a storyline that broadens the family's appeal, while more deeply etching the family's brand (particularly in these days of all-encompassing marketing ploys) on American pop culture. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Snaps to a Newly Revised ADDAMS FAMILYBWW Reviews: Snaps to a Newly Revised ADDAMS FAMILY
by Misha Davenport - Dec 28, 2011

The newly-revised musical 'The Addams Family' finds new life and laughs on tour. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE ADDAMS FAMILY National TourReview Roundup: THE ADDAMS FAMILY National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2011

Currently playing Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre is the national tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, which features an original story and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents. (more...)

ADDAMS FAMILY Tour Cuts Back Chicago EngagementADDAMS FAMILY Tour Cuts Back Chicago Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2011

The upcoming national tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY- a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams- has trimmed down its Chicago engageent, according to the Chicago Tribune. The show, which was scheduled to play The show will now play December 13 through January 1, will now run December 27 through January 1 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Creators on the Reworked National TourTHE ADDAMS FAMILY Creators on the Reworked National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2011

According to the Chicago Trinune, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, which will close on Broadway later this month, will return to Chicago next week, and audiences should expect a reworked show. Creator Rick Elice said of the harsh critical response for the Broadway production: "It was difficult to get past that at the outset. To be told that this was the worst musical of the past 40 years. Really? That vitriol was part of my energy for reinvestigating the show." (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens in TorontoPhoto Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens in Toronto
by Kelly Cameron - Nov 18, 2011

The Addams Family opened on Wednesday in Toronto, and BWW was on hand to bring its readers exclusive photos from the touring production. A stellar cast and a vastly improved book serve to create a fun night out with the ghoulish, ghastly family that everyone knows and loves. Plus, there's no better place for snapping your fingers in unison than the theatre! (more...)

ADDAMS FAMILY Tour Cuts Back Chicago EngagementADDAMS FAMILY Tour Cuts Back Chicago Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2011

The upcoming national tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY- a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams- has trimmed down its Chicago engageent, according to the Chicago Tribune. The show, which was scheduled to play The show will now play December 13 through January 1, will now run December 27 through January 1 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of THE ADDAMS FAMILY Tour!STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of THE ADDAMS FAMILY Tour!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 2, 2011

The national tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams is now on tour. Check out production highlights from the show below! Joining Tony AwardŽ nominee Douglas Sills as Gomez and Sara Gettelfinger as Morticia are Tony AwardŽ nominee Martin Vidnovic as Mal Beineke, two-time Tony AwardŽ nominee Crista Moore as Alice Beineke, Blake Hammond as Uncle Fester, Pippa Pearthreeas Grandma, Tom Corbeil as Lurch, Patrick D. Kennedy as Pugsley, Brian Justin Crum as Lucas Beineke and Cortney Wolfson as Wednesday. (more...)

ELF Original Cast Recording ReleasedELF Original Cast Recording Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2011

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical ELF, the Broadway musical for every 'Buddy,' will be released digitally and in stores on November 1, 2011 by Ghostlight Records. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Broadway Smash Plays Arsht Center - Opens Tonight!THE ADDAMS FAMILY Broadway Smash Plays Arsht Center - Opens Tonight!
by Beau Higgins - Oct 25, 2011

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming national tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams. THE ADDAMS FAMILY is scheduled to open the Adrienne Arsht Center's Broadway in Miami 2011-2012 season, with performances from October 25-30, 2011. Tickets start at $27 and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For THE ADDAMS FAMILY Broadway Smash Plays Arsht CenterFull Casting Announced For THE ADDAMS FAMILY Broadway Smash Plays Arsht Center
by Beau Higgins - Oct 15, 2011

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming national tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams. THE ADDAMS FAMILY is scheduled to open the Adrienne Arsht Center's Broadway in Miami 2011-2012 season, with performances from October 25-30, 2011. Tickets start at $27 and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at THE ADDAMS FAMILY on Tour!BWW TV: First Look at THE ADDAMS FAMILY on Tour!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 14, 2011

The national tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams is now on tour. Check out the first production footage the show below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 12th, 2011'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 12th, 2011
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 12, 2011

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The 2011 BWW Chicago Awards, new facilities for Black Ensemble Theater, Stage 773 and Light Opera Works, plus an overview of year-end Loop musical productions and more... (more...)

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