Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Little Bit of Broadway

The Addams Family

Nominated for two Tony awards, the Addams Family tells the story of those wonderfully macabre family created by cartoonist Charles Addams. There has been a successful TV series in the 1960’s, followed by 2 films in the 1990’s. I wonder why it took so long to come to the stage.

In this plot, Wednesday has fallen in love with a boy from Ohio and has invited him and his family to meet her family. Things go about as strangely as you’d imagine an Addams Family dinner going, but of course, everything ends happily in the end.

Music: Andrew Lippa
Lyrics: Andrew Lippa
Book: Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice
Basis: Comic strip by Charles Adams

• Nathan Lane as Gomez Addams
• Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia Addams
• Terrence Mann as Mal Beineke
• Carolee Carmello as Alice Beineke
• Kevin Chamberlin as Uncle Fester
• Krysta Rodriguez as Wednesday Addams
• Adam Riegler as Pugsley Addams
• Wesley Taylor as Lucas Beineke
• Jackie Hoffman as Grandma
• Zachary James as Lurch

Today is the day we have been waiting for – the Tony Awards Ceremony.

Best musical: Memphis
Best Score of a musical: Memphis
Best Book of a musical: Memphis
Best Direction: La Cage aux folles
Best Orchestrations: Memphis

Best scenic design of a musical: American Idiot
Best costume design of a musical: Fela!
Best lighting design of a musical: American Idiot
Best sound design of a musical: Fela!
Best choreography: Fela!

Best Actor in a musical: Douglas Hodge La cage aux folles
Best Actress in a musical: Catherine Zeta-Jones A Little Night Music
Best featured actor in a musical: Levi Kreis, Million Dollar Quartet (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Best featured actress in a musical: Katie Finneran, Promises, Promises

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