Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Addams Family: an Evilution Available--Now For Preorder

Kevin Miserocchi's new book, The Addams Family: an Evilution is finally available on for preorder. The release date is March 31, 2010.

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Product Description
The 'evilution' of Charles Addams's singularly eccentric family began long before the television and film interpretations made them icons of American popular culture. Addams first created Morticia, Lurch, and The Thing in a cartoon published in a 1938 issue of the New Yorker--though he hadn't named them at the time, or even conceived of a family unit. (When he did name the deadly matriarch, he was inspired by the Yellow Pages listing for 'Morticians.') Other characters were born and developed in a multitude of Addams's cartoons over the next twenty-six years, before the cheerfully creepy clan debuted on ABC television in 1964 and later on the big screen, twice, in 1991 and 1993.
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

One Addams Family Blog Not Enough?

Looking for a new, up-to-date blog with news specifically based around the Addams Family Musical? Now there's a blog for you!
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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

PLAYBILL.COM'S Interview With Andrew Lippa

Check out the interview with Andrew Lippa, Addams Family musical score writer, on

If the characters in Andrew Lippa's new musical The Addams Family showed up at the The Wild Party depicted in the composer's best-known previous show, they'd probably fit right in with the dissolute members of that decadent bash.

Who could be so creepy and kooky that they'd mingle well with Burrs and Queenie and the rest of the characters in The Wild Party? Why, the Addams Family, of course — Gomez and Morticia and Uncle Fester and the gang. The new musical is the latest link in a cultural chain that began with Charles Addams' original New Yorker cartoons, continued with the 1960s television sitcom, and was resurrected with the 1991 movie "The Addams Family" and its 1993 sequel. The production has a book by Tony Award-nominated Jersey Boys collaborators Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, an ideal cast headed by Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth and is currently trying out in Chicago. When it gets to New York in March 2010, it will mark the Broadway debut of a full Lippa score. (The songwriter previously contributed songs to the 1999 revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.) Lippa talked to from Chicago, just days before the new show opened in that town.

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Charles Addams Art PDF

A PDF pamphlet of several of Charles Addams's works has become available to download courtesy of the Bruce Museum and their recent Addams exibit.

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Snapshots of the Addams Family Musical

New photos of the muscial are officially available at

Monday, December 7, 2009

Addams Family and Munsters Join through Dinner Theater

According to Shibori Girl of of, the Addams family and the Munsters came close to uniting at the Golden Plough Inn in Peddler's Village, PA. Unfortunately, this joining ended in tragedy with the death of Eddie Munster.

While claims of the Munsters appearance in this production are unverified, Without A Cue Productions, LLC has indeed been presenting a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater entitled, "Itt's an Addams Family Mystery," since September. The Dinner Theater is summed up on the website:

It's an Addams Family Reunion and you can be one of the spooky, kooky, or ooky. The family has gathered to renew old ties (and not just the ones at the ends of nooses) and Wednesday has announced a surprise engagement. It's a decidedly odd night, even for the Addamses, as Wednesday is ON her medication, Fester is bitten by the love bug, and with a killer on the loose Gomez and Morticia try to keep the family together (or at least various limbs from wandering off.)
Neat. Sweet. Deceased.
The Addams Family.

The show will be running until December 26th.

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Check out what Shibori Girl had to say about the show (includes photos)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Two More Honda Odyssey Commercials

Two More Japanese Honda Odyssey Commercials, circa 1994 & 1996.