The Addams Family 2010

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

The Addams Family - 2010 - Broadway History , Info & More

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway)
205 West 46th St. New York, NY

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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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR The Addams Family

'The Addams Family' mines macabre musical comedy
6 / 10

If you want to know why musical comedy is such a difficult art form to master, a prime example is now on display at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre where 'The Addams Family' has fitfully burst into story and song. In attempting to give Charles Addams' macabre characters a life beyond the brilliant single-panel cartoons that appeared for years in The New Yorker, the creators of this schizophrenic musical have made them more audience friendly. But in a perverse way, they're not as much fun.

Festering
3 / 10

In keeping with Addams’s graphic style, Zaks offers some delightfully surreal scenic moments: a tassel cut from the end of a rope scuttles offstage by itself; a giant squid and a monster iguanodon make surprise appearances. Zaks does his best to drive this money train down the bad track it’s laid on. (He replaced the show’s original directing team, Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch.) The show’s narrative, however, can’t handle Addams’s Grand Guignol edge; the book, written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, stays safely on the outside of Addams’s comic world, looking in. Of all the dark cards in Addams’s hand, the team has picked the weakest one: love. Wednesday, the crossbow-toting Goth, falls for Lucas Beineke (Wesley Taylor), a square from Ohio, whose buttoned-down parents come to dinner at the Addams house: in other words, it’s “The Birdcage” reimagined for Bela Lugosi. Except for the occasional blip of wit, fifteen minutes into the palaver the audience can feel the show flatlining.

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens in Toronto
by Kelly Cameron - November 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!

StageNotes.Net, SchoolTube Join ADDAMS FAMILY To Address Bullying
by Gabrielle Sierra - November 15, 2011

StageNotes.net and SchoolTube.com are extending the message of National Bullying Prevention Month (October) by encouraging K-12 educators to join forces with classes across America in taking the No Snap Judgments Pledge as a strategy to put an end to violence in schools!

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Begins Halloween Events!
by BWW News Desk - October 27, 2011

Broadway's THE ADDAMS FAMILY, the ideal Halloween musical, will spend the rest of October presenting several Halloween events.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Announces Halloween Events!
by Gabrielle Sierra - October 21, 2011

Broadway's THE ADDAMS FAMILY, the ideal Halloween musical, will spend the rest of October presenting several Halloween events.

BWW TV: First Look at THE ADDAMS FAMILY on Tour!
by Robert Diamond - October 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!

ADDAMS FAMILY Cast Leads Anti-Bullying Pledge
by BWW News Desk - October 13, 2011

Hundreds of middle school students across the country are taking a pledge to be a 'respectful and positive person', to recognize that 'each person is unique,' to 'be more accepting' of people 'and make no snap judgments about them'. And stars of Broadway's family-favorite musical The Addams Family will headline a live national Internet broadcast to 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade classrooms that will encourage and promote students to take the 'No Snap Judgments' pledge. The event takes place on Thursday, October 13th from 11:30AM - 12Noon EDT.

ADDAMS FAMILY Cast to Lead Anti-Bullying Pledge, 10/13
by Nicole Rosky - October 11, 2011

Hundreds of middle school students across the country are taking a pledge to be a 'respectful and positive person', to recognize that 'each person is unique,' to 'be more accepting' of people 'and make no snap judgments about them'. And stars of Broadway's family-favorite musical The Addams Family will headline a live national Internet broadcast to 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade classrooms that will encourage and promote students to take the 'No Snap Judgments' pledge. The event takes place on Thursday, October 13th from 11:30AM - 12Noon EDT.

STAGE TUBE: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Launches 'No Snap Judgements' Initiative
by Kelsey Denette - October 7, 2011

THE ADDAMS FAMILY launches the the "No Snap Judgments" Pledge-promising to "be a respectful and positive person…celebrate the differences among my friends, family, teachers and peers…be more accepting of each person…and make no snap judgments about them. (snap, snap).' Visit www.nosnapjudgments.org for more information, and check out the promotional video for the program below!

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Launches 'No Snap Judgements' Initiative
by Kelsey Denette - October 7, 2011

Alexandra Robbins, the award-winning author of The Geeks Shall Inherit The Earth, will host a live discussion, in person and online with 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students from New York City and across the country on the subject of tolerance featuring The Addams Family cast members Jackie Hoffman (Grandma), Zachary James (Lurch), Brad Oscar (Fester) and Adam Riegler (Pugsley).

Roger Rees Extends THE ADDAMS FAMILY Run Through Closing on December 31
by Nicole Rosky - September 19, 2011

Tony Award winner Roger Rees has extended his contract and will continue as Gomez in the hit musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY for an additional two months through the show's final performance on Saturday, December 31 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). Rees plays opposite stage and screen star Brooke Shields as Morticia.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY to Close on Broadway December 31
by Robert Diamond - August 24, 2011

The Broadway production of the hit musical comedy THE ADDAMS FAMILY will end its run at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th St.) December 31 after 725 performances and 34 previews. Since beginning previews on March 8 2009, THE ADDAMS FAMILY has been seen by more than 748,000 people. Prior to Broadway, THE ADDAMS FAMILY played an 8 week engagement at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, where it grossed more than $12 million, making it the most successful Broadway tryout in Chicago's history. The national tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY launches on Sept 15 at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts in New Orleans and is booked in more than 30 cities through 2012. Productions of THE ADDAMS FAMILY are set to open in Sao Paulo, Brazil in the spring of 2012 and Sydney, Australia in spring 2013, with several more international productions to be announced soon.

Douglas Sills, Sara Gettelfinger Lead ADDAMS FAMILY National Tour; Full Cast Announced!
by Nicole Rosky - August 8, 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. Rehearsals for the tour begin today in New York City. Joining the previously announced Tony Awardâ nominee Douglas Sills as Gomez and Sara Gettelfinger as Morticia are Tony Awardâ nominee Martin Vidnovic as Mal Beineke, two-time Tony Awardâ nominee Crista Moore as Alice Beineke, Blake Hammond as Uncle Fester, Pippa Pearthree as Grandma, Tom Corbeil as Lurch, Patrick D. Kennedy as Pugsley, Brian Justin Crum as Lucas Beineke and Cortney Wolfson as Wednesday.

The Addams Family FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Addams Family has had 4 productions including Broadway which opened in 2010, US Tour which opened in 2011, UK Tour which opened in 2021 and West End which opened in 2024.
The Addams Family has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Andrew Lippa.
The Addams Family has been nominated for several awards including 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 Twist, Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Phelim McDermott, and Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Julian Crouch.
The Addams Family has won several awards, including 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 Twist, Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Phelim McDermott, and Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Julian Crouch.

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