Maybe I've been living under a rock, but count this as breaking news for at least one reporter — there is an "Addams Family" musical on its way to Broadway.
Variety reports that Jerry Zaks has been hired as a creative consultant to rework "The Addams Family," which is described as a "Broadway-bound tuner." In other words, a musical. In other words, amazing.
It's hard to determine whether or not a musical adaptation of the classic television series (and hilarious film franchise) is a ridiculously stupid idea or a ridiculously great one. Depending on the execution, it really could go either way. One thing is for sure — the idea of adapting classic TV shows as Broadway musicals is an interesting one. I wonder how well it would work for some other old school shows...
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