It's The Addams Family!
The strangest family in America invite you to drop in for a night of deliciously ghoulish entertainment. It's crisis time at the Addams mansion. Their little princess Wednesday has fallen in love, and now her potential in-laws are coming round for dinner … Let's just hope they don't end up on the menu! From the award-winning writers of Jersey Boys, this comically creepy musical brings these much-loved characters to the stage in a new story that tests their loyalties as never before. Whether you're dead, alive or in-between, it's sure to be a great evening out, so grab yourself a few The Addams Family tickets at StubHub.
The Addams Family on Broadway
Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman (previously best known for his co-writing credits on several Woody Allen movies) scripted The Addams Family as a follow-up to their hugely successful show Jersey Boys, working with composer Andrew Lippa, who created a score that blends flamenco and vaudeville into its rich musical palette. Direction and design were handled by Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott of Improbable Theatre, a troupe celebrated for its imaginative flair. The duo conceived the idea of using the follicly challenged Fester as Master of Ceremonies, and of employing puppets, paper lanterns and vintage stage illusions to evoke the Gothic world of the Addams' cobweb-strewn homestead. The show debuted on Broadway in 2010 with screen and stage sensation Nathan Lane (The Birdcage, The Producers) heading the cast. During its 18-month run, it grossed over $60 million.
Origins of The Addams Family
The Addams Family first appeared in the pages of New Yorker magazine as a series of satirical illustrations. Dark and morbid, they were intended by their creator Charles Addams to serve as a humorous contrast to the sunny family values of mainstream America. They soon fired the public imagination and went on to inspire a long-running TV series which first aired in 1964. In 1991 the family made it to the big screen in a Hollywood blockbuster directed by Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black), with Raul Julia as Gomez and Anjelica Huston as Morticia. The film took nearly $200 million at the box office, a testament to the enduring popularity of these cult characters. In 1993 there was an acclaimed sequel.
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