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THE ADDAMS FAMILY Comes to Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 4/9-21

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Full casting has been announced for the 2013/2014 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 Fort Lauderdale premiere April 9 at Broward Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale 2012-2013 Subscription Season.

Jesse Sharp and KeLeen Snowgren will star as Gomez and Morticia in a cast that also includes Shaun Rice as Uncle Fester, Amanda Bruton as Grandma, Jennifer Fogarty as Wednesday, Sam Primack and Jeremy Todd Shinder as Pugsley, Dan Olson as Lurch, Mark Poppleton as Mal Beineke, Blair Anderson as Alice Beineke and Bryan Welnicki as Lucas Beineke.

Portraying the ancestors are James Michael Avance, Chloe O. Davis, Jake Delaney, Lexie Dorsett, Aaron Fried, Elizabeth Hake, Julia Lancione, Katie Mebane, Galloway Stevens and Julio Catano Yee.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY 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.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. The production is directed by Jerry Zaks with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Production design (sets and costumes) by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch with set adaptations by James Kronzer. The production features lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Craig Cassidy and puppetry by Basil Twist.

In a prolific career spanning six decades, Charles Addams created several thousand cartoons, sketches and drawings, many of which were published in The New Yorker. But it was his creation of characters that came to be known as The Addams Family that brought Addams his greatest acclaim. With a unique style that combined the twisted, macabre and just plain weird with charm, wit and enchantment, Addams' drawings have entertained millions worldwide and served as the inspiration for multiple television series and motion pictures.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, which began performances in March 2010 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and ran through December 2011, immediately became one of Broadway's biggest hits. Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune described the production as "classic, full-tilt, fast paced, old-fashioned musical comedy!" and John Simon of Bloomberg News called it "uproarious! A glitzy-gloomy musical entirely worthy of the macabre drawings by Charles Addams."

THE ADDAMS FAMILY tour for North America is produced by Phoenix Entertainment, Stephen B. Kane and Michael McFadden, by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide. International productions have been announced for Brazil (March, 2012) and Australia (March, 2013) with others to be announced shortly.

For more information, visit www.tafontour.com.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY will play Tuesday, April 9 through Sunday, April 21 at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00pm and Sunday April 14 at 7:30pm. Matinee performances are all Saturdays and Sundays and Wednesday, April 17 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $39.50 - $79.50 and are now on sale at the Broward Center Box Office Monday through Friday 10AM - 5PM, Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon - 5PM and 1 ½ hours prior to show times; or on-line at www.browardcenter.org; by phone 954-462-0222.


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