STAGE TUBE: ADDAMS FAMILY Goes Green with Broadway Green Alliance
The company of Broadway's hit musical comedy THE ADDAMS FAMILY has partnered with the Broadway Green Alliance to create a creepy and kooky new online public service announcement video to promote and inspire viewers to make more environmentally friendly choices in their everyday lives. Check it out by clicking below!The video, filmed and edited by Laurence Wallace and written and directed by Bret Shuford, featured ADDAMS cast members Mo Brady (Ancestor), Brad Oscar (Uncle Fester), Zachary James (Lurch), Adam Riegler (Pugsley), Rachel Potter (Wednesday) and puppeteer Colin Cunliffe.
The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) is an industry-wide initiative that educates, motivates and inspires the theater community and its patrons to implement environmentally friendlier practices. The BGA brings together all segments of the theatre community, including producers, theatres in New York and around the country, theatrical unions and their members, and related businesses.Working closely with the Natural Resources Defense Council, the BGA identifies and disseminates better practices for theatre professionals and reaches out to theatre fans throughout the country. Theatres have adopted major recycling and energy conservation practices, such as changing marquee lighting to LED or CFL bulbs, and switching to rechargeable batteries for use in microphones and headsets. Wardrobe and housekeeping departments are using more environmentally friendly cleaning supplies. The BGA continues its outreach and public education through events such as the e-waste drives and textile collections. For more information please visit www.broadwaygreen.com.Now in its second year on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), THE ADDAMS FAMILY stars Brooke Shields as Morticia, Roger Rees as Gomez, Brad Oscar as Uncle Fester, Jackie Hoffman as Grandma, Rachel Potter as Wednesday, Adam Riegler as Pugsley and Zachary James as Lurch, with Adam Grupper as Mal Beineke, Heidi Blickenstaff as Alice Beineke and Jesse Swenson as Lucas Beineke.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. Based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, THE ADDAMS FAMILY features a book by 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 is by ACME Sound Partners and puppetry is by Basil Twist. THE ADDAMS FAMILY is produced on Broadway by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent Prods., Stephen Schuler, Decca Theatricals, Scott M. Delman, Stuart Ditsky, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Eva Price, JAM 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. For more information, visit www.theaddamsfamilymusical.com.