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John Travolta and Kelly Preston Have a Kooky Time at The Addams Family

John Travolta and Kelly Preston Have a Kooky Time at The Addams Family
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Oscar nominee and Broadway veteran John Travolta knows a thing or two about eccentric Broadway families after starring in the 2007 film adaptation of Hairspray, but on April 9 Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston, met Broadway's craziest clan: The Addams Family. After attending a performance of the hit musical, Travolta, Preston and their daughter Ella headed backstage at the ...

Heidi Blickenstaff Shows Off a Shake Weight and More Backstage at The Addams Family

Heidi Blickenstaff Shows Off a Shake Weight and More Backstage at The Addams Family

[title of show] veteran Heidi Blickenstaff recently joined up with another zany Broadway crew: The Addams Family. As Alice Beineke, mother to Wednesday Addams' new boyfriend, Blickenstaff spends her time onstage flabbergasted by the Addams' dark and elaborate mansion. While Blickenstaff's own space backstage at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre is less eccentric than the Addams' abode, the actress still manages to ...

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The Addams Family's Jackie Hoffman Recalls 'Dancing Like Tom Cruise' Courtesy of Harvey Fierstein

The Addams Family's Jackie Hoffman Recalls 'Dancing Like Tom Cruise' Courtesy of Harvey Fierstein

Given the amount of time Broadway actors spend at work, it’s no surprise that they enjoy a good joke—often at a co-worker’s expense! In celebration of April Fool’s Day, Broadway.com asked some of our favorite stars to share their funniest work-related pranks. In some cases, the stars initiated the practical joke; in others, the joke was on them. Read ...

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Brooke Shields to Succeed Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia in The Addams Family

Brooke Shields to Succeed Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia in The Addams Family

Brooke Shields will join the cast of The Addams Family as Morticia on June 28 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Current star Bebe Neuwirth will play her final performance on June 26.

"I am delighted to be joining The Addams Family this summer," Shields said in a statement. "When the producers asked me to come see the show a few ...

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First Look! Snappy New Stars Roger Rees, Heidi Blickenstaff and More Join The Addams Family

First Look! Snappy New Stars Roger Rees, Heidi Blickenstaff and More Join The Addams Family
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There's a new crew of kooky folks taking over in The Addams Family. Roger Rees, Heidi Blickenstaff, Brad Oscar, Rachel Potter, Adam Grupper and Jesse Swenson recently moved into the family's mansion at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, and Broadway.com has a first look at the new cast in action! Rees, Oscar and Potter join Addams veteran Bebe Neuwirth as the ...

A New Gomez! Roger Rees Unveils His Addams Family Get-Up in Times Square

A New Gomez! Roger Rees Unveils His Addams Family Get-Up in Times Square

Although he doesn't start performances as patriarch Gomez Addams for another week, Tony winner Roger Rees has already stepped into the Times Square billboard for The Addams Family. Check him out in snazzy Gomez garb, which he'll be sporting eight times a week opposite Bebe Neuwirth at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre starting March 22. 

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The Addams Family Home Movies with Jackie Hoffman: Grandma's Farewell Vlog

The Addams Family Home Movies with Jackie Hoffman: Grandma's Farewell Vlog

For the past year, The Addams Family's Jackie Hoffman has clued Broadway.com readers into the kooky backstage antics of the hit musical's (very game!) company. From opening night to the holiday season and even her own vacation to Disney World, Jackie hasn't held back the slightest detail. But like any good Grandma, it's time for her to retire ...

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Meet the Family! In Rehearsal With the New Stars of The Addams Family

Meet the Family! In Rehearsal With the New Stars of The Addams Family

A fresh set of stars are about to do some family bonding as new cast members ready to join The Addams Family on March 8. Broadway.com's Beth Stevens caught up with the latest batch of relatives, including Tony nominee Brad Oscar (who will take over as Uncle Fester), Heidi Blickenstaff (as Alice Beineke), Jesse Swenson (as Lucas Beineke) and ...

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Gifts from His Famous 'Parents' Fill the Backstage Hangout of The Addams Family's Adam Riegler

Gifts from His Famous 'Parents' Fill the Backstage Hangout of The Addams Family's Adam Riegler

Adam Riegler's onstage home at The Addams Family may look a little gloomy, thanks to the eccentric family's morbid mansion, but the 12-year old actor (who plays Addams son Pugsley) has made sure to fill his own dressing room at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre with a cheerful selection of his favorite things. From tech toys to fan photos and comfy furniture ...

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The Addams Family Home Movies with Jackie Hoffman #26: Grandma Goes to Disney World!

The Addams Family Home Movies with Jackie Hoffman #26: Grandma Goes to Disney World!

The Addams Family's Jackie Hoffman performs eight shows a week, headlines her own solo concert at Joe's Pub on her night off and dutifully captures it all on her video blog for Broadway.com. We'd say she deserves a vacation! For her time off from the hit musical, Hoffman headed where any Grandma would go: Florida! The actress and ...

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Hand-Made Gifts Are the Way to The Addams Family's Bebe Neuwirth's Heart on Valentine's Day

Hand-Made Gifts Are the Way to The Addams Family's Bebe Neuwirth's Heart on Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and Broadway.com reached out to some of the most romantic people we know—Broadway stars—to get the scoop on heart-melting gifts, swoon-worthy tunes and more.

BEBE NEUWIRTH (Morticia in The Addams Family)

What are the ingredients for a perfect Valentine’s Day?
A perfect Valentine's Day includes mystery, intrigue and surprise.

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Brad Oscar, Heidi Blickenstaff and More Join Broadway’s The Addams Family

Brad Oscar, Heidi Blickenstaff and More Join Broadway’s The Addams Family

There will be new relatives in The Addams Family on March 8. The hit musical is set to welcome Heidi Blickenstaff as Alice Beineke, Adam Grupper as Mal Beineke, Brad Oscar as Fester, Rachel Potter as Wednesday Addams and Jesse Swenson as Lucas Beineke. 

As previously announced, Tony Award winner Roger Rees will replace Nathan Lane in the ...

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The Addams Family's Jackie Hoffman Will Continue Her 50th Birthday Celebration at Joe's Pub

The Addams Family's Jackie Hoffman Will Continue Her 50th Birthday Celebration at Joe's Pub

The Addams Family star and Broadway.com video blogger Jackie Hoffman's solo show Jackie Five-Oh! has extended yet again at Joe's Pub. Jackie Five-Oh! will now run on select Monday nights through April 4.

Written by Hoffman and Michael Schiralli, directed by Schiralli and featuring songs co-written with musical director Bobby Peaco, Jackie Five-Oh! began performances on November 22 and ...

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The Addams Family Home Movies With Jackie Hoffman #25: The Great Coat Hanger Mystery

The Addams Family Home Movies With Jackie Hoffman #25: The Great Coat Hanger Mystery

She's hit her 25th episode mark, and Jackie Hoffman still cracks us up! In her latest video blog, The Addams Family star takes her camera throughout the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre as she graciously accepts a swanky gift from (yours truly) Broadway.com, dishes on awards season fashion and scopes out the show's newest Broadway neighbors (bye, bye Donnie and Marie...hello ...

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The Addams Family's Krysta Rodriguez & Wesley Taylor on Everything from Chace Crawford to Glee

The Addams Family's Krysta Rodriguez & Wesley Taylor on Everything from Chace Crawford to Glee

You asked, they answered! The Addams Family onstage lovebirds Krysta Rodriguez and Wesley Taylor recently paid a visit to Broadway.com's video studio for a doubles edition of Ask a Star. The pals could barely contain their laughter as they addressed everything from embarrassing home videos, whether or not they want to appear on the hit TV show Glee, working ...

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Addams Family Star Nathan Lane Whips It Good on Letterman

Addams Family Star Nathan Lane Whips It Good on Letterman

On January 21 The Addams Family patriarch Nathan Lane paid a visit to the Late Show With David Letterman to share some laughs with the always affable chat host. Lane talked to Letterman about the hit show, his affinity for Jersey Shore and even recounted an onstage incident where Lane suffered a prop whip-induced injury, but continued the performance with ...

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Bebe Neuwirth, Clay Aiken & More to Headline Broadway Backwards 6

Bebe Neuwirth, Clay Aiken & More to Headline Broadway Backwards 6

Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth and American Idol and Broadway vet Clay Aiken are among the stars who will take part in the gender-bending evening Broadway Backwards, the annual event featuring performances of well-known musical theater songs written for the opposite sex. The one-night-only benefit event will take place on February 7 at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre.

In addition to Neuwirth and ...

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The Addams Family Home Movies With Jackie Hoffman #24: Manhattan Snowstorm!

The Addams Family Home Movies With Jackie Hoffman #24: Manhattan Snowstorm!

Winter is in full force in New York City, but the first major blizzard of the season didn't keep the crew over at The Addams Family away from their backstage digs at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. As Mayor Bloomberg famously noted, the show must go on, and thankfully Jackie Hoffman was on hand with her camera to keep everyone laughing. Take ...

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The Addams Family Home Movies With Jackie Hoffman #23: Ringing in the Holidays Addams Style

The Addams Family Home Movies With Jackie Hoffman #23: Ringing in the Holidays Addams Style

The holiday season may be over, but the kooky crew over at The Addams Family wants to share festive memories with all their devoted fans. Broadway.com's video blogger Jackie Hoffman was on hand backstage at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre to capture all the celebrations. In her latest "home movie," share the fun as Hoffman lights a menorah, takes on ...

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Family Secrets! Addams Lovebirds Krysta Rodriguez and Wesley Taylor Are Taking Your Questions

Family Secrets! Addams Lovebirds Krysta Rodriguez and Wesley Taylor Are Taking Your Questions

On stage they're oddly matched sweethearts Wednesday Addams and Lucas Beineke, but when the curtain goes down, The Addams Family's Krysta Rodriguez and Wesley Taylor are best pals. Now these young and charming stars are ready to let fans into their ooky, kooky world in an exclusive double Ask a Star video on Broadway.com. But first, readers need ...

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Jackie Hoffman Takes On The Addams Family's Critics, Broadway's Sweetheart & More in Birthday Show

Jackie Hoffman Takes On The Addams Family's Critics, Broadway's Sweetheart & More in Birthday Show

Rather than just celebrating her 50th birthday with a cake and some party hats, The Addams Family scene-stealer and Broadway.com resident video blogger Jackie Hoffman is setting up shop at Joe's Pub for a month-long run of her new solo show, Jackie Five-OH!: A Celebration of Jackie Hoffman's First 50th Birthday. After her first riotous performance, Broadway.com caught ...

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The Addams Family Home Movies With Jackie Hoffman #22: Tricks, Treats & Tickets

The Addams Family Home Movies With Jackie Hoffman #22: Tricks, Treats & Tickets

Even after October 31, it's no surprise that the ghoulish gang at The Addams Family wants to share their Halloween memories. For this week's video blog, Jackie Hoffman released even more footage of the crew celebrating the haunting holiday over at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Jackie also tapes the efforts of the musical's cast to raise funds for the upcoming Gypsy ...

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Is Jackie Hoffman 29% Less Funny Than Kristin Chenoweth? Our Video Blogger Thinks Not

Is Jackie Hoffman 29% Less Funny Than Kristin Chenoweth? Our Video Blogger Thinks Not

When Broadway.com asked readers to vote for the funniest person on Broadway in a recent poll, our resident video blogger, The Addams Family's Jackie Hoffman, was not too pleased to find herself finish in second place behind Promises, Promises' Kristin Chenoweth. Hoffman took to her beloved video camera to deliver some choice words to the Tony-winning actress ...

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Jackie Hoffman and New Addams Relatives Make a Splash at NYC's Halloween Parade

Jackie Hoffman and New Addams Relatives Make a Splash at NYC's Halloween Parade
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Every year, hundreds of thousands of revelers take to the streets in Greenwich Village at New York City’s annual Halloween parade. Broadway.com’s own video blogger Jackie Hoffman drew a crowd on Sixth Avenue when she joined the parade in costume as The Addams Family’s Grandma. Hoffman tagged along with NY1 journalists Pat Kiernan, Roger Clark and Tara Lynn ...

Roger Rees to Replace Nathan Lane as Addams Family Patriarch

Roger Rees to Replace Nathan Lane as Addams Family Patriarch

Tony Award winner Roger Rees will take over the role of Gomez Addams in The Addams Family beginning March 22, 2011, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Current star Nathan Lane will play his final performance on March 6. Bebe Neuwirth, Rees' close friend and former co-star on TV's Cheers and multiple stage projects, will remain in the role of Morticia Addams ...

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