NATIONAL TOUR TO MAKE ITS HOUSTON PREMIERE AT
THE HOBBY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
One of Broadway’s biggest hits is headed to Houston. THE ADDAMS FAMILY, based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, will hit the Hobby Center for one week only, Jan. 10 – 15, 2012.
Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center announced today that single tickets for THE ADDAMS FAMILY are on sale now. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased by calling (800) 982-ARTS or visiting www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com/Houston or www.TheHobbyCenter.org. For groups of 15 or more, please call 888-451-5986 or e-mail email@example.com.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY, now in its second year on Broadway, began performances in March 2010 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and immediately became one of Broadway’s biggest hits. Chris Jones of theChicago Tribune described the production as “classic, full-tilt, fast paced, old-fashioned musical comedy!” and John Simon of Bloomberg News called it “uproarious! A glitzy-gloomy musical entirely worthy of the macabre drawings by Charles Addams.”
Tony Awardâ nominee Douglas Sills and Sara Gettelfinger will star as Gomez and Morticia. The principal cast also includes Tony Awardâ nominee Martin Vidnovic as Mal Beineke, two-time Tony Awardâ nominee Crista Moore as Alice Beineke, Blake Hammond as Uncle Fester, Pippa Pearthreeas Grandma, Tom Corbeil as Lurch, Patrick D. Kennedy as Pugsley, Brian Justin Crum as Lucas Beineke and Cortney Wolfson as Wednesday.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics byAndrew Lippa. The production is directed and designed (sets and costumes) by Phelim McDermottand Julian Crouch, with production supervision by Jerry Zaks and choreography by Sergio Trujillo. The production features lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Acme Sound Partners and puppetry by Basil Twist.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story and it's every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his parents.
In a prolific career spanning six decades, Charles Addams created several thousand cartoons, sketches and drawings, many of which were published in The New Yorker. But it was his creation of characters that came to be known as The Addams Family that brought Addams his greatest acclaim. With a unique style that combined the twisted, macabre and just plain weird with charm, wit and enchantment, Addams’ drawings have entertained millions worldwide and served as the inspiration for multiple television series and motion pictures.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY tour is produced by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent Productions, Stuart Ditsky/AdamDitsky, Stephen and Mary Jo Schuler, Eva Price, James L. Nederlander, Stephanie P. McClelland, Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman/Deitch, Vivek Tiwary/Jamie deRoy/Carl Mollenberg and Mary Lu Roffe, by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical. International productions have been announced for Brazil (March, 2012) and Australia (March, 2013) with others to be announced shortly.
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The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts operates as the Hobby Center Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its mission is to provide first class performance facilities for our community and to encourage the education and outreach programs that contribute to the quality of life in our community. The complex houses two performance chambers, an award- winning restaurant, and an 800 car capacity on-premise parking garage. Built entirely with private money and then gifted to the City of Houston, the Foundation operates the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts without municipal or taxpayer operating support. Please visit TheHobbyCenter.org.
Broadway Across America
(Producer), part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies which includes Broadway.com, is owned and operated by British theatre producer John Gore (CEO) and entertainment industry veteran Thomas B. McGrath (Chairman). Broadway Across America presents first-class touring musicals and plays across 40 North American cities. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. Under the supervision of Beth Williams (CEO—Theatrical), Broadway Across America is also dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse theatre. Current Broadway productions include HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING starring Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, JERUSALEM, MEMPHIS and the West End production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. For more information, please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.
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