Casting is complete for the new musical The Addams Family, which begins a pre-Broadway engagement on November 13 at Chicago’s Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre. Based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams, the show will begin previews at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on March 4, 2010, and open on April 8, directed and designed by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch.
Previously announced stars include Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth as Gomez and Morticia, Terrence Mann as Mal Beineke, Carolee Carmello as Alice Beineke, Kevin Chamberlin as Uncle Fester, Jackie Hoffman as Grandmama, Zachary James as Lurch, Adam Riegler as Pugsley, Wesley Taylor as Lucas Beineke and Krysta Rodriguez as Wednesday.
Joining them in the ensemble will be Merwin Foard, Jim Borstelmann, Erick Buckley, Colin Cunliffe, Rachel de Benedet, Valerie Fagan, Matthew Gumley, Fred Inkley, Morgan James, Clark Johnsen, Barrett Martin, Jessica Lea Patty, Liz Ramos, Samantha Sturm, Charlie Sutton and Alena Watters.
The Addams Family features a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice ( Jersey Boys), music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Next to Normal, Jersey Boys).