Brooke Shields will continue to play the role of Morticia Addams in The Addams Family through December 31 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Shields was originally set to conclude her run in the musical on October 30.
"We are thrilled Brooke has agreed to continue in The Addams Family for two additional months," the show's lead producers Stuart Oken and Roy Furman said in a statement. "She is a wonderful Morticia and has proven to be a great boost for the show in all respects."
Shields' Broadway credits include Wonderful Town, Chicago, Cabaret and Grease. She starred opposite Raul Esparza in Leap of Faith in Los Angeles and performed a solo cabaret show, In My Life, at Feinstein's at Loews Regency. Her many TV and film credits include Suddenly Susan, Lipstick Jungle, That '70s Show, Nip/Tuck and The Blue Lagoon.
Inspired by the popular comic series, The Addams Family follows the bizarre clan as their daughter Wednesday brings home a "normal" boyfriend and his midwestern parents for dinner. The show currently stars Roger Rees as Gomez, Jackie Hoffman as Grandma, Brad Oscar as Uncle Fester, Rachel Potter as Wednesday, Adam Riegler as Pugsley, Heidi Blickenstaff as Alice Beineke, Jesse Swenson as Luke Beineke, Adam Grupper as Mal Beineke and Zachary James as Lurch. The musical opened on April 8, 2010.