Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Munsters vs. Addams Family "Haunted Shack Theater"

Listen to an audio comparison and commentary of the Addams Family and the Munsters TV shows! (The Addams Family section of the clip starts about 40 minutes in).

Listen at garagepunk.com

Addams Cast to Be Photographed

Mark Seliger to Photograph Cast

Acclaimed photographer MARK SELIGER (markseliger.com ), who has shot more than 100 Rolling Stone covers and multiple Vanity Fair covers, will shoot the first ever photo portrait of THE ADDAMS FAMILY on October 1 for Vanity Fair. Nathan Lane (Gomez), Bebe Neuwirth (Morticia), Kevin Chamberlin (Fester), Jackie Hoffman (Grandma), Zachary James (Lurch), Krysta Rodriguez( Wednesday) and Adam Riegler (Pugsley) will all don their costumes for the first time at Seliger’s studio. Look for the exclusive photo in the December issue of Vanity Fair!

Info taken from theaddamsfamilymusical.com

New York Tickets On Sale!

Tickets for the Addams Family Musical's Broadway premier in New York are now on sale!

The play will be performed at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City, NY.
Tickets are available for purchase through Ticketmaster or other online ticket vendors such as TicketsNow.
Check out an article about these tickets on Playbill.com
First preview is on March 4th. Opening night will be April 8th!

Don't forget that tickets are also on sale for this year's world premier in Chicago.
Visit the Broadway in Chicago website

For more, up-to-date news about the Musical, visit the Addams Family Musical Website

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Homemade Fester Doll

Many thanks to moellendorff, who pointed out this amazing piece of Addams Family-related handiwork!

Check out several more photos on the __doll__ community on livejournal.

Also, follow this link to take a closer look!

New Addams Family Fanfiction Titles

Just a few new fanfic stories to file. As always, if you know of a Addams Family story that needs recognition, please leave a message here.

Title: Morticia's Despair ( chapter 1)
Author: nightwish-siren
Summary: Morticia is worried she's losing Gomez

Title: The Whole Story.. to Lessen Your Confusion…
Author: Justinne
Summary: The Addams family. Ever since, the Addamses are together… but one time, an intruder entered their family. They never thought that they of almost lost one of the most important members and person of the family… Morticia Frump Addams.


Title: Snape's Secret
Author: nightwish-siren
Summary: Snape and Morticia have a pasted Snape did something bad that Morticia will never forgive him for
Crossover: Harry Potter

Title:Family Connections
Author: LilNezumi
Summary: Family connections are sometimes supposed to be an advantage, but there are some that some times are better not mentioned or called upon unless you really have to. An eight year old Xander is about to encounter another branch of his twisted family.
Crossover: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Interview with Addams Family Musical Authors

The Addams Family Musical Website has recently updated with a video interview with the musical's authors, Marshall Brickman and Rich Elice!

Watch the interview on the offical homepage

Monday, September 21, 2009

Charles Addams Cartoons on Display in Connecticut

The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, will be holding an exhibit of Charles Addams's cartoons.

GREENWICH, CT.- The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, presents approximately 40 framed, original cartoon artworks of Charles Addams, the beloved cartoonist of The New Yorker and creator of the characters known as the “The Addams Family.” The exhibition Charles Addams: Cartoonist, on view from October 3, 2009 through January 24, 2010, is organized for the Bruce Museum by the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation. The show provides a sampling of the creative wit and sometimes macabre but always lovable humor of Addams’ oeuvre. (Info pulled from artknowledgenews.com)

Visit the Museum's Homepage

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Close-up View of Movie Props

Well, it's a little too late to purchase them, but it's not too late to take a nice, close look at them. At liveauctioneers.com, I stumbled over a noteworthy selection of past Addams Family prop auctions that are still available for viewing. The site has many close-up, well light photos of movie costumes and other props.

(Above is the menu to Gomez and Morticia's favorite bistro,
a prop from the Addams Family Values)

This is a great chance to check out the details of items that might not have been fully viewable in the movies. If you're planning on an Addams Family Halloween costume this year, these photos might help in having the most actuate costume around!

Check out:
Gomez's Suit
Gomez's Suit 2
Morticia's Dress
Wednesday's Dress
Wednesday's Party Dress
Wednesday's Nightgown
Pugsley's Shirt
Fester's Jacket
Fester's Overcoat
The Rack
Baby Whatt's Casket
Camp Chippewa Live Saver

Liveauctioneers.com has quite a selection of props available for viewing. Unfortunately, their site search engine isn't perfect for finding older actions. I suggest doing a google site-specific search for other props.

Addams Family Pinball for PC

Recently uploaded to clicktodownload.org
is a virtual version of Bally's Addams Family pinball machine. Included with the virtual pinball package are 190 other pinball classics including Indiana Jones, Doctor Who, and Funhouse.

Please note that, as an owner of the actual machine, I highly recommend the Addams Family pinball game. Unfortunately, I cannot vouch for the safety of these virtual files. Please download with caution.

Go to the download!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Charles Addams the Motor Enthusiast

A couple of nice photos of Charles Addams participating in the motor world have been uploaded on the Henry Ford Blog. Addams was well known as a car hobbyist and even passed away in one of his vehicles, says the Henry Ford article.