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THE CENTER PREMIERES ON BROADWAY WITH “THE ADDAMS FAMILY”
February 5, 2010, 3:22 am
Filed under: Broadway Across America

The Adrienne Arsht Center makes its Broadway debut as one of the producers of The Addams Family, a new musical starring two-time Tony® Award winners Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth as Gomez and Morticia Addams. With book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and direction by Jerry Zaks (Guys and Dolls), The Addams Family is scheduled to open on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre April 8, 2010 following its record-breaking pre-Broadway run in Chicago this winter.

 

 

In this original story, the famously macabre Addams Family – Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Fester, Grandmama and Lurch – are put to the test when outsiders come to dinner – hurling the family headlong into a night that will change them forever.

“The Adrienne Arsht Center is thrilled to be part of bringing the new musical The Addams Family to Broadway,” says CEO John Richard. “When the Center opened in 2006, the Board of Directors made a commitment by investing and becoming a partner in Elephant Eye Theatrical, the exciting new theatrical and development company, in order to take a pro-active role in the creation of exciting new plays and musicals for Broadway, our home here in Miami and for stages around the world.”

The Center joins producing teams from 15 of the country’s leading performing arts centers, including The Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston and Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, becoming major players in shaping the future of the American musical theater. As shows are developed and ready for production, they will debut on Broadway, then first play at member’s theaters and, finally, at unaffiliated markets across the U.S. and around the world.

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