October 30, 2008

Brickman and Elice’s The Addams Family Scheduled for November ’09 Chicago Premiere!

October 30th, 2008

BroadwayWorld.com reports that Broadway In Chicago will host the world premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, beginning performances Friday, November 13, 2009 at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph St., Chicago).

THE ADDAMS FAMILY will feature 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-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), direction and design by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter, the Metropolitan Opera’s recent acclaimed production of Philip Glass’s Satyagraha), choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys), lighting by Tony Award winner Natasha Katz (The Coast of Utopia, Aida) and musical direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Company).

Produced by Elephant Eye Theatrical (Stuart Oken, Michael Leavitt and Five Cent Productions) and Roy Furman, THE ADDAMS FAMILY will play a limited engagement in Chicago through January 10, 2010 prior to opening on Broadway in the spring of that year. Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth participated in a closed reading of the musical this past August in New York, but no official casting has been announced. It is expected in the coming months.

Tickets are now available to groups of 20 or more by calling (312) 977-1710. THE ADDAMS FAMILY will be a part of the Broadway In Chicago Season Series. Season subscription packages will go on sale to new subscribers beginning November 21, 2008. The individual ticket pricing and on-sale date will be announced at a later date.

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  1. They’re creepy and they’re kooky!!

    Comment by LindaL — October 30, 2008 @ 2:51 pm

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