The Addams Family
, which began performances in March 2010 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and ran through December 2011, immediately became one of Broadway's biggest hits. Chris Jones
of the Chicago Tribune described the production as, "classic, full-tilt, fast paced, old-fashioned musical comedy!," and John Simon
of Bloomberg News called it, "Uproarious! A glitzy-gloomy musical entirely worthy of the macabre drawings by Charles Addams
."The Addams Family
features a book by Marshall Brickman
and Rick Elice
, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa
. The production is directed by Jerry Zaks
with choreography by Sergio Trujillo
. Production design (sets and costumes) by Phelim McDermott
and Julian Crouch
with set adaptations by James Kronzer
. The production features lighting design by Natasha Katz
, sound design by Craig Cassidy
and puppetry by Basil Twist
. The Addams Family
features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren'
t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he'
s never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday'
normal" boyfriend and his parents.
In a prolific career spanning six decades, Charles Addams
created several thousand cartoons, sketches and drawings, many of which were published in The New Yorker. But it was his creation of characters that came to be known as The Addams Family that brought Addams his greatest acclaim. With a unique style that combined the twisted, macabre and just plain weird with charm, wit and enchantment, Addams' drawings have entertained millions worldwide and served as the inspiration for multiple television series and motion pictures. The Addams Family
tour for North America is produced by Phoenix Entertainment
, Stephen B. Kane
and Michael McFadden
, by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide. International productions have been announced for Brazil (March 2012) and Australia (March 2013) with others to be announced shortly. For more information, visit tafontour.com