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    Go, Go, Go, Gomez!
    Addams Family Musical
    Will Get January 2009 Workshop

    By Kenneth Jones
    23 Sep 2008

    Andrew Lippa
    photo by Aubrey Reuben
    The next step in the evolution of The Addams Family – The Musical will be a January 2009 workshop, a casting notice indicates.

    The gestating show by composer-lyricist Andrew Lippa and book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice — based on characters created by illustrator Charles Addams — had a rehearsed reading in August in Manhattan featuring Tony Award winners Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia and Nathan Lane as Gomez.

    The coming workshop dates are Jan. 14-27, 2009. No casting has been announced. The Broadway-aimed show is expected to dawn as a full production in 2009-10.

    The macabre musical's directors are Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott (who created Shockheaded Peter), with choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys). Mary-Mitchell Campbell (a Drama Desk Award winner for orchestrating Company) is music director. General manager is 101 Productions. Casting is by Telsey + Company.

    The August exploration of the in-process script and score also featured Michael Arden, Marylouise Burke, Kevin Chamberlin and Jeff McCarthy. Reading and workshop casts don't always reflect future casting.

    Lippa is the Drama Desk Award-winning songwriter whose work includes Off-Broadway's john & jen and The Wild Party, plus the new musicals The Man in the Ceiling and the Las Vegas revue Peep Show. Brickman and Elice were Tony-nominated for their Jersey Boys libretto and are currently working on the new Tommy Tune-directed musical Turn of the Century.

    The Addams Family, as previously reported, is an original musical and does not draw on past film or TV versions of the characters, who are a mix of ghoulish misfits.
    Playbill News: Go, Go, Go, Gomez! Addams Family Musical Will Get January 2009 Workshop
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  • #2
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    Nathan would be better as Fester


    • #3
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      oh, good grief. Can't they leave anything alone?


      • #4
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        That might actually work. It could be very twisted. I'd go see it.


        • #5
          Re: 'The Addams Family - The Musical'

          Surely they need to use the 'finger clicks' at some point in the show!
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