Friday, February 04, 2011

New Cast Announced For The Addams Family

Has it really been almost a year since The Addams Family first opened on Broadway? I remember seeing the show during it's first week of previews last March and loving it. Now while the critics may not have cared for the show it remains of of Broadway's most popular shows. Take that critics. Cut to a year later and the show is about to experience a change.

Yesterday it was announced that six of it's original cast members including it's star Nathan Lane will depart the show on March 6. Replacing Lane in the role of family patriarch Gomez Adams is fellow Tony winner Roger Rees who will be reunited with Friend and fellow Cheer's co-star Bebe Neuwirth.

Now while I loved the show I do worry how long the show will survive with out it's main star. If memory serves me correctly ticket sales dropped quite a bit during his vacation last year. Can the show survive without him? We will soon find out.

Other replacements announced yesterday were Tony nominee Brad Oscar as Fester and Broadway faves Heidi Blickenstaff and Adam Grupper as Alice and Mal Beinke. I for one hope the show makes it as it is one of the few musical comedies on Broadway. Keep your fingers crossed. Until next time theatre fans.

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