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CHUCK Star Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez Set to Lead FIRST DATE on Broadway; Opens August 8
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013

Tony Award-winning producer Junkyard Dog Productions (Memphis) has just announced that leading man Zachary Levi, star of TV's “Chuck,” Disney's feature film Tangled and the upcoming Thor: The Dark World, will make his Broadway debut starring opposite Broadway and television ingénue Krysta Rodriguez (“Smash,” The Addams Family) in FIRST DATE, Broadway's new romantic musical comedy. With a book by Austin Winsberg (“Gossip Girl”), music and lyrics byAlan Zachary and Michael Weiner (Secondhand Lions, Twice Charmed) and musical staging by Josh Rhodes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) FIRST DATE is directed by Bill Berry (Producing Director of The 5th Avenue Theatre). Featuring Sara Chase (“Arrested Development,” The Toxic Avenger), Kristoffer Cusick (Wicked, Rent), Blake Hammond (Sister Act, Billy Elliot) and Kate Loprest (“Boardwalk Empire,” Hairspray), the cast of FIRST DATE also includes Vicki Noon (Wicked, Mamma Mia!). FIRST DATE begins performances Tuesday, July 9, 2013, and opens Thursday, August 8, 2013, at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Additional casting to be announced shortly. (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 14, 2013

Votes are cast, polls are closed, and results have been tabulated! This was our BIGGEST year yet! After a record number of voters in over 30 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is VERY excited to announce the 2012 Seattle Winners! Thanks to all who voted and HUGE congrats to all the winners! (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Awards - Last Chance to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 31, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Starring Douglas Sills and Sara Gettelfinger, Creeps into Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 12/18-30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2012

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, which will make its Orange County premiere December 18 - 30 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills and Sara Gettelfinger will star as Gomez and Morticia in a principal cast that also includes Tony Award nominee Martin Vidnovic as Mal Beineke, Gaelen Gilliland as Alice Beineke, Blake Hammond as Uncle Fester, Pippa Pearthree as Grandma, Tom Corbeil as Lurch, Patrick D. Kennedy as Pugsley, Curtis Holbrook as Lucas Beineke and Cortney Wolfson as Wednesday. (more...)

BWW Reviews: O.C. Hosts Contrasting Pair of 'Family' Musicals for the Holidays
by Michael L. Quintos - Dec 28, 2012

This holiday season, Orange County found itself playing host to two very different families that couldn't be more disparate from one another--well, at least on the surface. On this corner... LITTLE WOMEN: The Musical. In the other... THE ADDAMS FAMILY: The Musical. What do they have in common? A daughter willing to risk it all for a chance to fulfill her dreams. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Sara Gettelfinger of THE ADDAMS FAMILY Tour Answers Our Silly Query
by Michael L. Quintos - Dec 27, 2012

Sara Gettelfinger, who plays Morticia Addams in THE ADDAMS FAMILY stage musical (the first national tour ends on December 30 at Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts) agreed to answer a few silly, rapid-fire questions from BroadwayWorld's Michael Lawrence Quintos before the show bids a final, un-dead adieu. (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update 12/24 - Final Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. (more...)

Photo Flash: Santa Visits THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Segerstrom Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

Santa made a stop at Segerstrom Center to visit the cast of The Addams Family just before the curtain went up. The Addams Family is in town through December 30. Check out photos of Santa and the cast below! (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update - Balestra and DiLenge Tied - 12/18!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Creeps into Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Now thru 12/30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2012

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, which will make its Orange County premiere tonight, December 18 - 30 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update - Renato Balestra and Louise DiLenge Tied for the Lead - 12/10!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 10, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 12/3!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 03, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch THE ADDAMS FAMILY Tour's 'Kill Me Maybe' Spoof!
by Stage Tube - Nov 29, 2012

Lizzie Klemperer leads members of the cast of the The Addams Family National Tour, putting their dark twist on Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe.' Watch the video below! (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/26!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 26, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below! (more...)

2012 BWW Seattle Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/19!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 19, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Seattle Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE ADDAMS FAMILY at the Capitol Theatre Is Kooky, Spooky, and a Lot of Fun
by Tyler Hinton - Nov 15, 2012

The national tour of The Addams Family, currently playing at the Capitol Theatre, is a bit kooky, a bit spooky, and a whole lot of fun. The winning performances make for a great night at the theatre for the whole family. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Starring Douglas Sills and Sara Gettelfinger, Creeps into Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 12/18-30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2012

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, which will make its Orange County premiere December 18 - 30 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills and Sara Gettelfinger will star as Gomez and Morticia in a principal cast that also includes Tony Award nominee Martin Vidnovic as Mal Beineke, Gaelen Gilliland as Alice Beineke, Blake Hammond as Uncle Fester, Pippa Pearthree as Grandma, Tom Corbeil as Lurch, Patrick D. Kennedy as Pugsley, Curtis Holbrook as Lucas Beineke and Cortney Wolfson as Wednesday. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Plays 5th Avenue Theatre for Halloween, 10/24-11/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2012

Just in time for Halloween, the first national tour of the new musical The Addams Family, will make its Seattle premiere October 24-November 11, 2012 at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, this smash Broadway hit brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Needs More Trick But Still A Treat
by Jay Irwin - Oct 26, 2012

It's Halloween time and so the 5th Avenue Theatre has chosen to fill up our candy bags with a spooky little treat with "The Addams Family". And while this may not be the equivalent of the house on the block that's giving out the full size chocolate bars, it's far from the house that's handing out toothbrushes and dental floss. It's definitely the fun size candies and you can take a few of them. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Plays 5th Avenue Theatre for Halloween, Now thru 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2012

Just in time for Halloween, the first national tour of the new musical The Addams Family, will make its Seattle premiere tonight, October 24-November 11, 2012 at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, this smash Broadway hit brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. (more...)

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