Friday, November 27, 2009

Musical News

Since the output of Addams Family Broadway news, since the musical previewed, has consisted mostly of odds and ends, you may see a few compilation posts here until December 9th, the date of the official opening. A few of the more substantial fan reviews and articles about the play will be archived here.

There was recently a small feature on the play in Entertainment Weekly. Also, there was an article in the Chicago Tribune that was accidentally over-looked during archiving on the 13th. has released a new audio slide show with Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch (direction and design of the new musical).

More photos have also been uploaded of the Oriental Theater in Chicago by g33kgrrl of

Finally, a fairly lengthy review/plot synopsis of the play can now be found on

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Addams Family Musical Review

The first detailed review/synopsis that I've seen is now available on
Warning: May Include Spoilers!

View a Preview Song from Broadway Production!

Grad it while it's available! This is a song from the new Broadway production.
Grad it on Grab-tube
Read a brief description of this scene on
Addamses's Livejournal page! (Memebers only)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Nathan Lane embraces an emotional Gomez in 'The Addams Family'

Lane was in a strikingly emotional mood a few days before his first public performance as Gomez Addams of "The Addams Family," which he said will be his 17th Broadway show ("that must be more than Marian Seldes"). The musical, now in previews, opens Dec. 9 and will run through Jan. 10 before heading to New York for an April premiere.

He had been coaxed into the project _ and away from another more tenuous Broadway project _ when writer Marshall Brickman called him and said the very thing that torpedoes the defenses of every actor: "We wrote this part with you in mind."

Read full article on

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Addamses @



Just to remind everyone, for the best place for open discussion of the new musical, check out the "Addamses" blog's livejournal page!

The Addamses Livejournal Page is currently hosting member's only, exclusive photos and info on the merchandise for sale at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, along with photos of the Theatre, itself, taken on opening night.

The current updates are viewable to Livejournal community members only, so if you haven't joined already, take a moment to sign up for free.
Already have a livejournal? Become a member of addamses and join in the fun!

More Rehearsal Photos

View nine great pics of the Addams Family musical's rehearsals on!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Chicago Sun-Times Article

(The large version of the above photo was posted by livejournal's mrsxlovett.)

A 'Family' portrait

Making a musical of 'The Addams Family' took more than a snap of the fingers for its creators

BY HEDY WEISS Sun-Times Theater Critic

The very first cartoon depicting members of what eventually would become the Addams Family appeared in The New Yorker magazine in 1938.

Standing at the bottom of a stairway, in the dark interior of what seems to be a rather grand home, the couple who will eventually be named Gomez and Morticia are watching as a salesman demonstrates a vacuum cleaner. The caption reads: “Vibrationless, noiseless, and a great time and back-saver. No well-appointed home should be without it.”

Read the full Chicago Sun-Times article, An 'Addams Family' Musical by the numbers .

Bebe Neuwirth Interview

Bebe Neuwirth, actress currently playing Morticia in the Addams Family Musical, recently sat down for an interview about her role!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Addams Family Musical News

Well, there have been quite a few bits of Addams Family Musical news in the last few weeks. Unfortunately, this blog is running very behind in recent coverage. Here's a compilation of some of the most current news.

There is an "audio sideshow" interview with Kevin Chamberlin, performer cast to play Fester, currently available on the Addams Family Musical's official website.

Also, the first photo has been released of the musical's cast in Vanity Fair (the December issue)!

Read what's being said about the musical on Vanity Fair's website. There, you can also find this great video of interviews about the production and ideas behind the upcoming musical.

Finally, you can now take a peek into the life of an Addams Family member on twitter. Wednesday Addams has started her own twitter account. Here's an exert:
"Perusing courses offered @ NYU this year—for curiosity’s sake. “The Science of Happiness,” duly followed in the catalog by “Skepticism”."

The Addams Family musical begins previews on the 13th (Friday the 13th)--that's in just a few days! Find out more on the Addams Family musical's official site!