July 23, 2009 |
"The Addams Family" musical has found a home on Broadway. Its producers said Wednesday the show will open April 8 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Previews will begin March 4 after a Chicago tryout that starts in mid-November. As previously announced, Nathan Lane will play Gomez and Bebe Neuwirth will be his wife, Morticia, in the production. Also in the cast are Kevin Chamberlin as Uncle Fester, Jackie Hoffman as Grandma and Zachary James as the butler Lurch.
April 15, 2010
A roundup of this morning's arts and entertainment headlines: The 2010 Cannes lineup is unveiled. (24 Frames) Critics pan "The Addams Family Musical," which does huge box office on Broadway anyway. (Sci Fi Wire) Larry King's on to divorce No. 8. (TMZ) Details on the new Eminem album, which is due out in June. (Entertainment Weekly) Zac Efron will play a drug runner in a remake of a Swedish film called "Snabba Cash." (24 Frames) Production halted on "Steven Seagal: Lawman" in light of sexual allegations.
June 4, 2012 |
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.
March 1, 2011
Serene Branson is thankful she did not have another YouTube moment on Oscar night. The KCBS-TV Channel 2 reporter, who became an unwitting media sensation two weeks ago when she began to speak incoherently during a live report following the Grammy Awards, returned to the Hollywood red carpet scene Sunday, filing live reports before and after the Academy Awards. "It was great, and it felt so good to be back on the red carpet," Branson said Monday. "It was a long day, but everything went well.