Created by cartoonist Charles Addams, the macabre family members got their start in The New Yorker magazine in 1938 and continued until Addams' death in 1988. On television, Gomez, Morticia and the rest were the subject of a well-loved live-action series (1964 - 1966) and most of the cast reunited in 1977 for a reunion movie. There have also been two animated series, games, two feature films, a direct-to-dvd sequel and even an M&Ms commercial.
Plans are now underway to bring The Addams Family to the stage in the form of a Broadway musical. The production will be authored by the team of Drama Desk Award-winner Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party) and Tony Award-winners Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys). Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch, who created the dark Shockheaded Peter,