Creepy, Kooky, Altogether Ooky

Get ready to snap your fingers; The Addams Family musical is coming to the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul as part of a five city national tour starting in September 2011.

While the show (which stars Nathan Lane as Gomez and Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia) hasn’t proved favorable with critics either on Broadway or on its tryout run in Chicago, it has been a huge success with audiences, breaking box office records.

In an article in the Wall Street Journal, Ordway Vice President of Theatrical Programming James Rocco said “The iron is hot. Let’s go. I want the show today. The public likes what it likes.”

The Addams Family made it to Broadway in the first place thanks in part to the Ordway.

Ordway joined the producing consortium Five Cent Productions back in 2005, and soon after Five Cent became a producing partner in Elephant Eye Theatrical. The Addams Family is the first production to emerge from this partnership.

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