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May 12, 2009 | Associated Press
"The Addams Family" has found its merry macabre menagerie for Broadway. The show's producers say Nathan Lane will play Gomez and Bebe Neuwirth will be Morticia in the musical based on the popular ghoulish cartoons in the New Yorker. "The Addams Family" will open April 8, 2010, at a theater to be announced. Previews begin March 4 after a pre-Broadway engagement in Chicago. Also in the cast are Kevin Chamberlin as Uncle Fester, Jackie Hoffman as Grandma and Zachary James as Lurch.
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January 2, 2013 | By David Ng
"Peter and the Starcatcher," the family-friendly Broadway play from Disney Theatricals that is an informal prequel to "Peter Pan," has had several theatrical lives. The drama had developmental runs at the Williamstown Theater Festival and the La Jolla Playhouse. It eventually made its way to the New York Theatre Workshop in 2011 before transferring to Broadway in 2012. The show's next stop will be off-Broadway's New World Stages, after its scheduled close at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Jan. 20. The New World Stages feature a handful of modestly sized theaters and is currently the home of "Avenue Q," which also moved there after its Broadway run. "Peter" has not set an opening date or cast for New World Stages.
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October 31, 2008 | chicago tribune
They've been cartoon characters, a TV series and movie stars. Now "The Addams Family" is headed to the stage. A musical version of "The Addams Family, " which features a book by the "Jersey Boys" team of Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice plus music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, will begin a Broadway tryout in Chicago in November next year, with hopes of moving to New York the following spring. Casting hasn't been announced, but the workshop productions have included Nathan Lane as Gomez and Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia; the producers are hoping both will want to continue.
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June 6, 2012 | By David C. Nichols
It's hard to imagine a more peculiar mix of canny and canned than “The Addams Family,” which opened Tuesday at the Pantages Theatre. Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice and Andrew Lippa's 2010 musical adaptation of Charles Addams' celebrated New Yorker cartoon clan stitches together shrewdly maneuvered, innately mismatched elements, and still causes audiences to lose their collective heads. This had already been the case throughout “Family's” trek from Chicago to Broadway, where original director-designers Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch of “Shockheaded Peter” fame had given way to director Jerry Zaks.
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January 2, 2013 | By David Ng
"Peter and the Starcatcher," the family-friendly Broadway play from Disney Theatricals that is an informal prequel to "Peter Pan," has had several theatrical lives. The drama had developmental runs at the Williamstown Theater Festival and the La Jolla Playhouse. It eventually made its way to the New York Theatre Workshop in 2011 before transferring to Broadway in 2012. The show's next stop will be off-Broadway's New World Stages, after its scheduled close at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Jan. 20. The New World Stages feature a handful of modestly sized theaters and is currently the home of "Avenue Q," which also moved there after its Broadway run. "Peter" has not set an opening date or cast for New World Stages.
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April 10, 2012 | By Sylviane Gold, Special to the Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - It may be the understatement of the theater season when the choreographer Steven Hoggett, says, in the quiet British way, "It's a very interesting time for me. " But understatement is not actually his thing. The emphatic flailing and ecstatic flying he devised forGreen Day's"American Idiot" are pumping up audiences at the Ahmanson Theatre through April 22. The stamping, stomping, full-out dancing actor-musicians of "Once," the downtown hit based on the 2006 indie film of the same name, have been rapturously received on Broadway.
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June 6, 2012 | By David C. Nichols
It's hard to imagine a more peculiar mix of canny and canned than “The Addams Family,” which opened Tuesday at the Pantages Theatre. Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice and Andrew Lippa's 2010 musical adaptation of Charles Addams' celebrated New Yorker cartoon clan stitches together shrewdly maneuvered, innately mismatched elements, and still causes audiences to lose their collective heads. This had already been the case throughout “Family's” trek from Chicago to Broadway, where original director-designers Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch of “Shockheaded Peter” fame had given way to director Jerry Zaks.
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June 4, 2012 | By Barbara Isenberg, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Few properties have been mined as often as the world of Gomez and Morticia Addams, their children Wednesday and Pugsley, strange Uncle Fester and the rest of the macabre clan. Introduced in 1938 through Charles Addams' cartoons in the New Yorker, the ghoulish Addams family went on to star in a sitcom, movies and animated TV before inhabiting a Broadway musical in April 2010. Written by "Jersey Boys" librettists Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with a score by "The Wild Party's" Andrew Lippa, "The Addams Family" musical arrived on Broadway with Nathan Lane, Bebe Neuwirth, a $14-million advance and a critical thud.
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May 2, 2007 | Lynne Heffley
It's going to Vegas, baby. "Jersey Boys" is joining the migration of high-rolling Broadway blockbusters to Sin City. The Tony Award-winning musical, based on the story of Frankie Valli and '60s pop group the Four Seasons, will take up residence in early 2008 at the new Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, currently under construction.
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February 26, 2004
La Jolla Playhouse will premiere "Jersey Boys," a musical about the rock 'n' roll group the Four Seasons, Oct. 10 to Nov. 14, in a production to be staged by the playhouse's artistic director, Des McAnuff. Former Four Seasons songwriter and member Bob Gaudio is writing the score, which will include Four Seasons hits. The book is by Marshall Brickman, a former screenwriting collaborator with Woody Allen, and Rick Elice.
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June 4, 2012 | By Barbara Isenberg, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Few properties have been mined as often as the world of Gomez and Morticia Addams, their children Wednesday and Pugsley, strange Uncle Fester and the rest of the macabre clan. Introduced in 1938 through Charles Addams' cartoons in the New Yorker, the ghoulish Addams family went on to star in a sitcom, movies and animated TV before inhabiting a Broadway musical in April 2010. Written by "Jersey Boys" librettists Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with a score by "The Wild Party's" Andrew Lippa, "The Addams Family" musical arrived on Broadway with Nathan Lane, Bebe Neuwirth, a $14-million advance and a critical thud.
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April 10, 2012 | By Sylviane Gold, Special to the Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - It may be the understatement of the theater season when the choreographer Steven Hoggett, says, in the quiet British way, "It's a very interesting time for me. " But understatement is not actually his thing. The emphatic flailing and ecstatic flying he devised forGreen Day's"American Idiot" are pumping up audiences at the Ahmanson Theatre through April 22. The stamping, stomping, full-out dancing actor-musicians of "Once," the downtown hit based on the 2006 indie film of the same name, have been rapturously received on Broadway.
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May 12, 2009 | Associated Press
"The Addams Family" has found its merry macabre menagerie for Broadway. The show's producers say Nathan Lane will play Gomez and Bebe Neuwirth will be Morticia in the musical based on the popular ghoulish cartoons in the New Yorker. "The Addams Family" will open April 8, 2010, at a theater to be announced. Previews begin March 4 after a pre-Broadway engagement in Chicago. Also in the cast are Kevin Chamberlin as Uncle Fester, Jackie Hoffman as Grandma and Zachary James as Lurch.
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October 31, 2008 | chicago tribune
They've been cartoon characters, a TV series and movie stars. Now "The Addams Family" is headed to the stage. A musical version of "The Addams Family, " which features a book by the "Jersey Boys" team of Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice plus music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, will begin a Broadway tryout in Chicago in November next year, with hopes of moving to New York the following spring. Casting hasn't been announced, but the workshop productions have included Nathan Lane as Gomez and Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia; the producers are hoping both will want to continue.
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May 23, 2007 | From the Associated Press
They were popular cartoons in the New Yorker. And they found success on the big and small screens. Now a musical version of "The Addams Family," based on cartoonist Charles Addams' creepy characters, is planned for Broadway, aiming to arrive during the 2009-10 season, producer Stuart Oken said.
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July 29, 2008 | From a Times staff writer
"Peter and the Starcatchers," a book about Peter Pan by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, will be adapted for the stage in a production at La Jolla Playhouse next spring. Under an arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions, the play will be presented as part of La Jolla's Page to Stage program for developing new works. During its run from Feb. 13 to March 8, audiences will be able to give feedback to the show's artistic team to help them polish it. Rick Elice ("Jersey Boys") is adapting the book, a prequel to J.M. Barrie's classic Peter Pan story, with Roger Rees as director and Alex Timbers ("Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson")
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