Addams Family Broadway Musical? Really??

Dear readers, let me briefly present to you a brief history of The Addams Family:

First of course, there was the original TV show, starring John Astin. A television classic, and notable for being the first TV show to feature a married couple with an obvious sex life.

Then there was a cartoon at some point. And probably some straight to video junk, too. Who can really remember these things?


Then there were two pretty good movies in the 90’s. Raul Julia, Angelica Houston, Christopher Lloyd, a young Christina Ricci. Good stuff.

Then we got another TV show. It was produced by Haim Saban, who brought us the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. It….wasn’t too good.

Now, in the grand tradition of Mel Brooks films like The Producers and Young Frankenstein, and the John Waters cult favourite Hairspray, the Addams Family has moved to Broadway, in a show with a musical twist, starring Nathan Lane. Really? Like, REALLY?? What good could possibly come from Pugsly and Wednesday belting out a musical number? And look at that picture, Pugsly’s way too damn thin.

I saw number from the show performed on Letterman tonight and Nathan Lane seems to be sporting a strange accent, perhaps an homage to Raul Julia, who, for all we know, couldn’t help it.

The one thing that could be good about this is Bebe Neuwirth (who played Lilith on “Cheers”) in the role of Morticia. Man, she may be in her 50’s, but she’s looking pretty hot. I think that pale look is good on her.

One indisputable thing about all incarnations of The Addams Family is that Morticia is hot. What is it about her? The creamy skin, the velvet black hair, that sultry, sexy voice, the tight, low-cut dress…you could even say that she is the original MILF. You can bet that not a lot of kids growing up in the 50’s wanted to plow June Cleaver.  At least, I hope not.

But anyway, I digress. I really hate these Broadway adaptions of pre-existing creations. Nothing against the talent of the cast, or anybody involved, but why the hell would you want to pay 350 dollars for tickets (if you’re lucky) to see something that you could see for free at 4Am on Nick At Night, or rent/buy for cheap on DVD. And at least then you don’t have to sit through the intrusive musical numbers that shouldn’t even be there in the first place.

I wish the best of luck to the show, I know Broadway is big money, and I’m sure it’ll win 80 Tony Awards and we’ll eventually get the inevitable mediocre film adaption…but I think it’s all so, so stupid.

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