The Addams Family announces complete creative team




Two-time Tony Award winner lighting designer Natasha Katz (The Coast of Utopia, Aida), Obie Award-winning puppeteer Basil Twist (Arias with a Twist), and Acme Sound Partners complete the creative team for the new musical The Addams Family, based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, opening at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on 8 Apr 2010, following previews from 4 Mar 2010.

The production will also feature music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell (the revivals of Sweeney Todd and Company), orchestrations by Larry Hochman (Monty Python's Spamalot), dance arrangements by August Eriksmoen (Memphis), hair design by Tom Watson (Wicked), make-up design by Angelina Avallone (The Little Mermaid), special effects design by Greg Meeh (Monty Python's Spamalot) and fight direction by Rick Sordelet (The Lion King). Heidi Miami Marshall will serve as associate director.

Starring two-time Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth as 'Gomez' and 'Morticia,' The Addams Family also features two-time Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann as 'Mal Beineke,' two-time Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello as 'Alice Beineke,' two-time Tony Award nominee Kevin Chamberlin as 'Uncle Fester,' Jackie Hoffman as 'Grandmama,' Zachary James as 'Lurch,' Adam Riegler as 'Pugsley,' Wesley Taylor as 'Lucas Beineke' and Krysta Rodriguez as 'Wednesday.'

The Addams Family features 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).

In this original story, the famously macabre Addams Family is put to the test when outsiders come to dinner, hurling Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Fester, Grandmama and Lurch headlong into a night that will change the family forever.

In a prolific career spanning six decades, Charles Addams created several thousand cartoons, sketches and drawings, many of which were published in The New Yorker. But it was his creation of characters that came to be known as The Addams Family that brought Addams his greatest acclaim. With a unique style that combined the twisted, macabre and just plain weird with charm, wit and enchantment, Addams' drawings have entertained millions worldwide and served as the inspiration for multiple television series and motion pictures.

The Addams Family is produced by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt and Five Cent Productions, by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical.

The show arrives on Broadway following a pre-Broadway engagement at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre in Chicago that begins 13 Nov 2009.

Tickets go on sale to the general public in Sep 2009.

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