Producers of The Addams Family announced additional dates today for the Fall 2012 leg of the musical's North American tour. The production will play Dallas (Oct. 2 – 21), Seattle (Oct. 24 – Nov. 11), Salt Lake City (Nov. 13 – 18), Las Vegas (Nov.20 – 25), Tempe (Dec. 11 – 16) and Costa Mesa (Dec. 18 – 30).
The Brazilian production of The Addams Family continues performances in Sao Paulo as separate productions are set to premiere in Sydney, Australia in March 2013 and Buenos Aires, Argentina in June 2013.
Curtis Holbrook (West Side Story, Xanadu) will join the cast of the national tour as "Lucas Beineke." Holbrook joins a critically acclaimed company led by Tony Award-nominee Douglas Sills as Gomez, Sara Gettelfinger as Morticia, Tony Award-nominee Martin Vidnovic as Mal Beineke, Gaelen Gilliland as Alice Beineke, Blake Hammond as Uncle Fester, Pippa Pearthree as Grandma, Tom Corbeil as Lurch, Patrick D. Kennedy as Pugsley and Cortney Wolfson as Wednesday. Zachary James will appear as Lurch, the role he originated in the original Broadway production, during the tour's engagement in Dallas.
Portraying the ancestors are Sara Andreas, Lauryn Ciardullo, Steve Geary, Victoria Huston-Elem, Megan Jimenez, Patrick Oliver Jones, Lizzie Klemperer, Michelle Marmolejo, Christy Morton, Brad Nacht, Jonathan Ritter, Murray Rundus, Roland Rusinek, Matthew Schmidt and Geo Seery.
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's "normal" boyfriend and his parents.
The Addams Family national tour features a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. The production is directed and designed (sets and costumes) by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. The entire production is under the supervision of four-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Zaks. The production features lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by ACME Sound Partners and puppetry by Basil Twist. The production also features music supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, music direction by Ben Whiteley, orchestrations by Larry Hochman, dance arrangements by August Eriksmoen, hair design by Tom Watson, make-up design by Angelina Avallone and special effects design by Greg Meeh.
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 played Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre from March 2010 – December 2011 where it grossed more than $85 million. The North American tour of The Addams Family premiered in New Orleans in September 2011 and has played over 350 performances to date.