Musical (2010)

Musique: Andrew Lippa
Paroles: Andrew Lippa
Livret: Marshall Brickman • Rick Elice
Production à la création:

It’s a dismal day at the Addams family’s manse, with the ever-approaching storm clouds reflecting the gloomy atmosphere that has beset the household. Daughter Wednesday, now eighteen years old, has found herself experiencing a surprising new sensation, one that frightens both her and her family: she has fallen in love. Lucas Beineke, the object of her affections, comes from a seemingly normal family, and he and his parents Mal and Alice are on their way to the Addams’ estate to become better acquainted with the family over dinner. Brother Pugsley, who has been largely ignored since Wednesday’s involvement with Lucas, begins to miss the attention his sister previously paid to him and pleads with her to torture him once more. Meanwhile, mother Morticia finds herself conflicted over her ever-maturing daughter’s newfound feelings, while oblivious father Gomez simply wishes things would remain the way they were. As they learn to relate to the Beinekes and cope with Wednesday’s romance, one thing is certain: the Addams family will never be the same.

Acte I
The ghoulish Addams family is visiting the graveyard for an annual gathering of all family members (living, dead, and undecided) to celebrate what it is to be an Addams (When You're an Addams). Uncle Fester stops the Ancestors' return to their graves to enlist their help. He explains that Wednesday, under protest, has invited her new (normal) boyfriend, Lucas Beineke, and his parents, Mal and Alice, to dinner. While torturing Pugsley on a rack, Wednesday admits that love is pulling her in a new direction (Pulled). Meanwhile, Morticia and Gomez worry about her changing ways (Where Did We Go Wrong).
As the Beinekes arrive, Wednesday and Lucas instruct their families to act normal so they can all enjoy a simple dinner (One Normal Night). But the moment Lurch ushers the Beinekes into the mansion, tensions begin to mount. Mal wants to tear down the old house, Alice begins to spout happy poems at random, Pugsley, Fester, and Grandma fail at acting normal, and Wednesday, after wearing black for eighteen years, appears in a bright yellow dress. Later, Lucas and Wednesday, away from their families, reveal that the reason they brought their families together is to announce that they are getting married. Gomez and Mal share a drink where Mal is introduced to Bernice, the family's giant pet squid, and Alice admits to Morticia that her marriage to Mal has grown passionless. Morticia then hears Wednesday call her old and worries that she's getting crows feet. She turns down Gomez's request to tango, leaving him alone and unsatisfied (Morticia). Meanwhile, Pugsley is worried that Wednesday's lovelife means she won't torture him anymore. He steals a potion from Grandma after she reveals it will bring out someone's dark nature. Pugsley plans to slip it to Wednesday at dinner (What If?).
At dinner, "The Game" is played, where each person at the table confesses something (Full Disclosure). Gomez tells a story about scaring away crows and their feet, but upsets Morticia by accidentally comparing her to a goat, while Uncle Fester admits he's in love with the moon. In a mix-up, Alice drinks Pugsley's potion and in front of everyone declares her marriage to Mal a loveless mess as she reveals her misery and woe (Waiting). As Mal, humiliated, attempts to leave with his family, Wednesday announces that she and Lucas are getting married, to which Lucas sheepishly agrees. Chaos engulfs both families, and Uncle Fester, trying to be helpful, instructs the Ancestors to create a sudden, terrible storm, trapping everyone in the mansion for the night (Full Disclosure).

Acte II
During the storm, Wednesday tries to leave, but Lucas wants to stay and work things out with their families, leading the pair to have their first fight. Later, Morticia fears she is no longer relevant to her own family, and reminds herself that death is waiting for her (Just Around The Corner). Pugsley asks her if there is a monster under the bed. She tells him there is and he relaxes but cannot bring himself to confess what he did to Alice. Uncle Fester calls for an interlude as he plays his banjo, singing a love song to the Moon (The Moon and Me).
Walking out in the yard, Wednesday runs into Gomez. He is happy she's found someone to love, yet sad that his daughter is growing up (Happy/Sad). Wednesday is left worrying that she and Lucas are too different. Then as a show of trust, Lucas blindfolds Wednesday and lets her shoot an apple off his head with a crossbow (Crazier Than You). She succeeds, and the two embrace. In the grotto, Gomez and Fester attempt to get Mal to open up about his feelings, to no avail (Let's Not Talk About Anything Else But Love). He's ultimately kidnapped by Bernice and pulled into the sewers. Grandma, hearing the word "love", comes to sing with Gomez and Fester (Let's Not Talk About Anything Else But Love (reprise)). Moments after, Alice is led down to the grotto by Lurch where Mal, now back from his swim with Bernice, has learned to appreciate what he has after spending time in the arms of a passionate squid and announces he still loves Alice (In The Arms). Gomez now goes up to the rooftop to profess his love for Morticia (Live Before We Die). They kiss and begin to tango (Tango de Amor).
With all the couples reunited, Pugsley admits to slipping the potion to Alice, but is congratulated since it brought everyone together. Uncle Fester, wearing a rocket, tells everyone he's flying off to be with the moon. As the families sing one last ballad, they are all shocked as Lurch sings out loud for the first time, just as a puff of smoke is seen on the moon, signaling Fester has just landed (Move Toward the Darkness).

In 2007, the producers announced that they had obtained the rights from the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation to create a musical adaptation of The Addams Family for Broadway, and they anticipated an opening during the 2009–2010 season after an out-of-town tryout. This was the first time that Charles Addams' comic creations were licensed to serve as the basis for a stage production.[1] The Addams Foundation reportedly retained control over the show's content and insisted that, instead of drawing the plot from The Addams Family television series or films, the production team devise an original musical based solely on Addams' cartoons.
Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice were engaged to write the book, with Andrew Lippa composing the show's score. Improbable Theatre founders Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott were the original directors and designers, with choreography by Sergio Trujillo.[1] Crouch said that, when brainstorming ideas for the overall appearance of the show, he and McDermott turned to the character of Uncle Fester for inspiration, asking themselves, "If Fester was going to do a Broadway show, what kind of Broadway show would he do?"[6] The partners described the result as "an off-beat take on 19th Century Gothic."
Some changes were made after the Chicago tryout. The songs "Clandango", "Passionate and True", "At Seven", and "Second Banana" and were replaced with "When You're an Addams, "Where Did We Go Wrong?", "Morticia", and "Just Around the Corner". The songs "One Normal Night", "Full Disclosure, Part 2", "Crazier Than You", "Move Toward the Darkness", and "Tango De Amor" were rewritten.

Broadway (2010–2011))
The show began previews on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on March 8, 2010, with an official opening night of April 8. The production was originally estimated to cost $10 million, but more recent reports give the budget as $15 million.
All of the cast from the tryout transferred to Broadway. The creative team includes direction by McDermott and Crouch, choreography by Trujillo, lighting by Natasha Katz, puppets by Basil Twist, special effects by Gregory Meeh, and orchestrations by Larry Hochman. A May 2011 article in Playbill reported that the show had now grossed over $62 million.
The show celebrated its 500th performance on June 16, 2011. Playbill reported in May 2011 that "[p]lans for other international productions are currently underway."
The Broadway production will close on December 31, 2011, and will have played 34 previews and 725 performances at closing.

US tour (2011–)
A United States tour began in September 2011 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts in New Orleans.[15] Tour stops include Miami, Boston, Hartford, Saint Paul, Philadelphia, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Orlando, and San Diego. Most of these cities include those that are members of Elephant Eye Theatricals and worked on producing The Addams Family on Broadway and tour. An engagement is also planned for Toronto, Canada, at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, starting on November 16, 2011, and running until November 27, 2011. Douglas Sills and Sara Gettelfinger play Gomez and Morticia Addams, respectively. The touring version has "a new central plot conflict, new or revised or reordered songs to replace old ones, fresh orchestrations and dance where necessary."

Acte I
"The Addams Family Theme"
"When You're an Addams" – The Addams Family and Ancestors
"Pulled" – Wednesday and Pugsley
"Where Did We Go Wrong" – Morticia and Gomez
"One Normal Night" – Company
"Morticia" – Gomez and Male Ancestors
"What If?" – Pugsley
"Full Disclosure" – Company
"Waiting" – Alice
"Full Disclosure (Part 2)" – Company

Acte II
"Just Around the Corner" – Morticia and Ancestors
"The Moon and Me" – Uncle Fester and Female Ancestors
"Happy/Sad" – Gomez
"Crazier Than You" – Lucas and Wednesday
"Let's Not Talk About Anything Else But Love" – Mal, Gomez, Fester
"Let's Not Talk About Anything Else But Love" {Reprise]-Grandma,Gomez, Fester
"In the Arms" – Mal, Alice and Ancestors
"Live Before We Die" – Gomez and Morticia
"Tango de Amor" – Gomez, Morticia and Ancestors
"Move Toward the Darkness" – Company

††Not included on Broadway cast album.

Gomez Addams
Morticia Addams
Mal Beineke
Alice Beineke
Uncle Fester
Wednesday Addams
Pugsley Addams
Lucas Beineke

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Version 1

Addams Family (2009-11-Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre-Chicago)

Type de série: Pre-Broasway Try Out
Théâtre: Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre (Chicago - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : 13 November 2009
Première: 08 December 2009
Dernière: 10 January 2010
Mise en scène : Philem McDermott • Julian Crouch
Chorégraphie : Sergio Trujillo
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Gomez Addams - Nathan Lane / Morticia Addams - Bebe Neuwirth / Wednesday Addams - Krysta Rodriguez / Pugsley Addams - Adam Riegler / Uncle Fester - Kevin Chamberlin / Grandma - Jackie Hoffman / Lucas Beineke - Wes Taylor / Alice Bieneke - Carolee Carmello / Mal Bieneke - Terrence Mann / Lurch - Zachary James
Commentaires longs: Experienced considerable trouble out of town. Jerry Zaks was brought in to offer additional direction. Much of the show was rewritten and the story was refocused. In early Chicago performances, the Beinekes and their struggling marriage were the focus.

Version 2

Addams Family (2010-04-Lunt-Fontanne Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original Broadway
Théâtre: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 an 8 mois 3 semaines
Nombre : 34 previews - 725 représentations
Première Preview : 08 March 2010
Première: 08 April 2010
Dernière: 31 December 2011
Mise en scène : Philem McDermott • Julian Crouch
Chorégraphie : Sergio Trujillo
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Gomez Addams - Nathan Lane / Morticia Addams - Bebe Neuwirth / Wednesday Addams - Krysta Rodriguez / Pugsley Addams - Adam Riegler / Uncle Fester - Kevin Chamberlin / Grandma - Jackie Hoffman / Lucas Beineke - Wes Taylor / Alice Bieneke - Carolee Carmello / Mal Bieneke - Terrence Mann / Lurch - Zachary James

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Addams Family (2011-09-Us Tour)

Type de série: US Tour
Théâtre: US Tour ( - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : 15 September 2011
Première: Inconnu
Dernière: Inconnu
Mise en scène : Philem McDermott
Chorégraphie : Sergio Trujillo
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Commentaires longs: Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts [New Orleans, LA] 9/15/2011 - 9/24/2011 // Fox Theatre [St. Louis, MO] 9/27/2011 - 10/9/2011 // Ovens Auditorium [Charlotte, NC] 10/11/2011 - 10/16/2011 // Ferguson Hall [David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts] [Tampa, FL] 10/18/2011 - 10/23/2011 // Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts [Miami, FL] 10/25/2011 - 10/30/2011 // Bob Carr Performing Arts Center [Orlando, FL] 11/1/2011 - 11/6/2011 // Raymond Kravis Center for the Performing Arts [West Palm Beach, FL] 11/8/2011 - 11/13/2011 // Toronto Centre for the Arts [Toronto, Ontario, Canada] 11/16/2011 - 11/27/2011 // Proctors Theatre [Schenectady, NY] 11/29/2011 - 12/4/2011 // Shea's Performing Arts Center [Buffalo, NY] 12/6/2011 - 12/11/2011 // Cadillac Palace Theatre [Chicago, IL] 12/13/2011 - 1/1/2012 // Hobby Center for the Performing Arts [Houston, TX] 1/10/2012 - 1/15/2012 // Civic Center Music Hall [Oklahoma City, OK] 1/17/2012 - 1/22/2012 // Chapman Music Hall [Tulsa, OK] 1/24/2012 - 1/29/2012 // Shubert Theatre [Boston, MA] 2/7/2012 - 2/19/2012 // Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts [Hartford, CT] 2/21/2012 - 2/26/2012 // Durham Performing Arts Center [Durham, NC] 2/28/2012 - 3/4/2012 // The Hippodrome Theatre [France-Merrick Performing Arts Center] [Baltimore, MD] 3/6/2012 - 3/18/2012 // Proctor & Gamble Hall [Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts] [Cincinnati, OH] 3/27/2012 - 4/8/2012 // ???? 4/24/2012 - 4/29/2012 // Ordway Center for the Performing Arts [mainstage] [St. Paul, MN] 5/8/2012 - 5/20/2012 // San Diego Civic Theatre [San Diego, CA] 5/29/2012 - 6/3/2012 // Pantages Theatre [Los Angeles, CA] 6/5/2012 - 6/17/2012 // Kennedy Center Opera House [Washington, DC] 7/10/2012 - 7/29/2012 // Benedum Center for the Performing Arts [Pittsburgh, PA] 7/31/2012 - 8/12/2012

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Addams Family (2017-09-Le Palace-Paris)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Le Palace (Paris - France)
Durée : 3 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : 15 September 2017
Première: 15 September 2017
Dernière: 06 January 2018
Mise en scène : Ned Grujic
Chorégraphie : Julia Ledl
Producteur :
Star(s) :


Addams Family (2010-04-Lunt-Fontanne Theatre-Broadway)

Qualité: ***** Intérêt: ****
Anglais Durée: 00:00:45

Extrait: "Pulled"

Addams Family (2011-09-Us Tour)

Qualité: ***** Intérêt: ****
Anglais Durée: 00:00:57


Addams Family (2011-09-Us Tour)

Qualité: ***** Intérêt: ****
Anglais Durée: 00:01:53