The Addams Family

  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    April 1, 2010

    What the popular press said...

    "Genuinely ghastly musical." & "A shamefully squandered Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth"
    Ben Brantley for New York Times

    "It's half-baked and already nibbled, starting with the two-cent story."
    Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

    "Watered down one of the quirkiest pop- culture creations ever"
    Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

    "It’s entirely worthy of the macabre drawings by Charles Addams.
    John Simon for Bloomberg

    "It pains me to say it, but this "Addams Family" has been reduced to a single snap."
    Erik Haagensen for Back Stage

    "A show that often hits the wrong note."
    Robert Feldberg for The Record

    "More of a comfortable than a brilliant Broadway experience."
    Michael Sommers for Newsroom Jersey

    "They're not as much fun."
    Michael Kuchwara for Associated Press

    "Just ho-hum."
    Frank Scheck for The Hollywood Reporter

    "An ill-formed one-dimensional cartoon."
    Steven Suskin for Variety

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