The Addams Family

Run Time:
2 hours and 35 minutes, with one intermission
Opened: April 8, 2010
Closing: December 31, 2011

The Addams Family - 2010 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Based on the iconic characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, THE ADDAMS FAMILY is an all-new musical comedy starring Tony Award winner Roger Rees as Gomez and stage and screen star Brooke Shields as Morticia. THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story. It's every parent's nightmare. Your little girl has suddenly become a young woman, and what's worse, has fallen deliriously in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Yes, Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has a "normal" boyfriend, and for parents Gomez and Morticia, it's a shocking development that turns the Addams house upside down when they are forced to host a dinner for the young man and his parents.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY has a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (librettists of the 2006 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Jersey Boys), music and lyrics by Drama Desk Award winner Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), direction and design by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter, The Metropolitan Opera's Satyagraha) and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Next to Normal, Jersey Boys).

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Even with Neuwirth, Lane, 'Addams Family' musical can't live up to original
2 / 10

Oh Broadway, Broadway, Broadway. Don't you know, you never seem sadder or more imaginatively barren than when you're diving for commercial relevance in the dumpsters behind old TV shows and movies? "The Addams Family" -- this year's answer to the question, How many talented people does it take to screw up a concept? -- marks a significant depressing of an ever-more-degraded standard. It's a new show that, despite its mechanized trickery, feels rickety beyond belief, the 2010 musical version of a series of magazine cartoons from the 1930s, '40s and '50s that became a '60s sitcom that became a '90s Hollywood franchise. What you might call a wholly pre-owned Broadway musical.

Uncle Fester Flies, Gomez Tangos in ‘Addams Family’
9 / 10

McDermott and Crouch’s sets and costumes achieve both hilarity and charm. (Morticia’s decolletage stops precisely short of her nipples, while the cast moves from the fog-draped exterior of the family’s gothic pile, with prominent moon, to the heavy furnishings of gloomy interiors.) They are staunchly abetted by Basil Twist’s polymorphously perverse puppets and Natasha Katz’s cheeky lighting. The whole show is a menage a trois of the ghastly, the ghostly and the side-splitting. And you know what? Unlike in most current musicals, the songs really shine: Melody, too, has risen from the dead.

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Detroit Mercy Theatre Company to Present THE ADDAMS FAMILY by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2022

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Photos: First look at Dublin Jerome High School's THE ADDAMS FAMILY by Jerri Shafer - Mar 16, 2022

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every 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 wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday 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. Performances run March 17th thru the 19th, 2022 at Dublin Jerome High School, 8300 Hyland-Croy Rd, Dublin, OH 43016, For tickets visit:

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gelopen najaar kondigde producent Giovanni Sturkenboom van STENT Producties aan dat de leukste meester van Nederland, Mees Kees, eindelijk naar het theater komt! Vandaag is bekend gemaakt dat de hoofdrollen in de theaterversie zijn weggelegd voor Merijn Oerlemans als Mees Kees en Mylene d’Anjou als Mevrouw Dreus. De musical ‘Mees Kees Op Kamp’ is vanaf september 2022 te zien door heel Nederland.


The Addams Family has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 2010, US Tour which opened in 2011 and UK Tour which opened in 2021.
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Andrew Lippa.
Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Natasha Katz, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Andrew Lippa, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Andrew Lippa, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Addams Family , Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Phelim McDermott, Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Basil TwistOutstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Phelim McDermott and Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Julian Crouch.
Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Natasha Katz, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Andrew Lippa Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Andrew Lippa and Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Addams Family Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Phelim McDermott Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Basil Twist Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Phelim McDermott Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Julian Crouch.



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