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Have a ‘Wicked’ Halloween

By Robert K. Elder  / Chicago Tribune/ 10/30/08 When you wear a costume every day for work, Halloween can be confusing. So, what’s Halloween like for the cast of “Wicked”? Two cast members told us their plans for post-show Halloween parties. Jennifer DiNoia Standby for lead character Elphaba Motivation: “We have to dress up in […]

Broadway in Chicago to Present World Premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY

By Broadway World News Desk 10/30/08 Broadway In Chicago will host the world premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, beginning performances Friday, November 13, 2009 at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph […]

Addams Family Will Sing in Chicago in Fall 2009, Prior to Broadway

By Kenneth Jones Playbill 10/30/08 What rhymes with “Morticia”? Chicago audiences will find out starting in November 2009, when Broadway in Chicago hosts the world premiere of the new Broadway-aimed musical, The Addams Family, based on the macabre characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams. The musical with book by Tony Award nominees Marshall Brickman and […]

‘Addams Family’ to spook Chicago

By Gordon Cox Variety 10/29/08 New Broadway-bound tuner “The Addams Family” has set a city and a date for its out-of-town tryout, bowing in November 2009 as part of the Broadway in Chicago series at Chi’s Oriental Theater. Co-directed and co-designed by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch (“Shockheaded Peter”), the production does not yet have […]

‘Addams Family’ to try out in Chicago

Chris Jones Chicago Tribune 10/29/08 They’re creepy, kooky, spooky and ooky, and, more important, they’ve definitely settled on Chicago. The new musical known as “The Addams Family”—long expected to have its pre-Broadway tryout in Chicago—announced firm dates Wednesday. The world-premiere engagement of the show, which features a book by the “Jersey Boys” team of Marshall […]

An altogether ooky opening is bound for Ford Center

By Hedy Weiss Sun-Times 10/30/08 Make way for Gomez, Morticia, Fester, Wednesday, Pugsley and all the rest. “The Addams Family” — a new musical inspired by cartoonist Charles Addams’ droll, goth-style, decidedly macabre version of the American family — is set for its pre-Broadway world premiere at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts/ Oriental […]