First Look: 'The Addams Family' on stage

Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth star as Gomez and Morticia in The Addams Family, a new musical about the famously creepy family (now in Chicago until Jan. 10, then opening on Broadway April 8.) To develop his own take on the character of Gomez (famously played by Raul Julia in the 90s movies and John Astin in the 60s TV show), Lane dissected clues provided by the show’s script, which is based on the original New Yorker cartoons penned by Charles Addams. “[Gomez] obviously has family money, and he doesn’t have to work. So he has time for things like the tango and sword fighting. He’s around the house 24 hours a day, so he has time for everyone and their problems,” says the actor. “He’s sort of the very kinky version of Ozzie Nelson.”

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  • Andy G.

    SO excited for this show. Nathan Lane? Bebe Neuwirth? Jackie Hoffman? Carolee Carmello? Terrence Mann? All in one show? Count me in!

  • Sofa King

    This is possibley the greastest piece of news I’ve heard of all day. Thank GOD I live in AMerica

    • Kevin

      They have good theater in other countries too. I swear.

  • Nathan’s Lane

    Nathan Lane is THE BEST

  • Uncle Fester

    My Family had CLASS!

    • Brian

      Munsters were a shoddy knock off and you know it.

      • Melinda65

        Um…Uncle Fester is a member of the Addams family, not the Munsters.

  • tasithoughts

    Now this is a show I am looking forward to seeing on stage!


  • tyler

    Saw this show on opening night. Act I–great, Act II, not so much. It definitely needs some tweaking. Music, sets & costumes are all good. Jackie Hoffman is priceless. I felt that Nathan Lane just did his usual schtick and can someone please explain the appeal of Bebe? She cannot sing & there is a forced dance number in the 2nd act just to remind us that she can dance. Jackie Hoffman, as Grandma, is the real gem in the show. Here’s hoping they fix things before Broadway.

  • LSS

    I saw it on Wednesday and it was fantastic! The tango that Nathan Lane was referring to, between him and Bebe Neuwirth was OUTSTANDING. The sets are amazing as well.

  • orville

    I’m going to see this this afternoon. Can’t wait!

  • Emanuela Ciavatta

    It’ was amazinh! Isaw it in ny one week ago!
    I need the script of this musical!! Anybody can help me??? Please!!!!!!!!!!

  • Vanessa

    it was very interesting and i loved all the costumes and who played the chacters

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