THE ADDAMS FAMILY, A New Musical Comedy, Makes Its Philadelphia Premiere at the Academy of Music, March 19-24

THE ADDAMS FAMILY,  a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, will make its Philadelphia premiere March 19 - 24 at the Academy of Music as part of the Broadway Season, presented by The Kimmel Center and The Shubert Organization.

Tickets ranging in price from $20 to $100 are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org/broadway, at the Kimmel Center box office, Broad & Spruce Sts. (open daily 10 am to 6 pm) or at the Academy of Music box office, Broad & Locust Sts. (open during performances only).  Groups of 10 or more will receive discounts for select performances by calling 215-790-5883 or 866-276-2947Performances include:  Tuesday – Thursday evening at 7:30 pm; Friday & Saturday evening at 8 p.m.; Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m.;  matinees Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

“I am absolutely thrilled that we chose to invest in this wonderful production,” said Anne Ewers, president and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.  “This is the first time the Kimmel Center has assumed a major producing role in a Broadway production. From inception to its first Broadway national tour in 2010, we have been a key part of this exciting process and are proud to see the Broadway production's continued success and national tour now arriving in Philadelphia."

Jesse Sharp and KeLeen Snowgren will star as Gomez and Morticia in a cast that also includes Shaun Rice as Uncle Fester, Amanda Bruton as Grandma, Jennifer Fogarty as Wednesday, Sam Primack and Jeremy Todd Shinder as Pugsley, Dan Olson as Lurch, Mark Poppleton as Mal Beineke, Blair Anderson as Alice Beineke and Bryan Welnicki as Lucas Beineke.

Portraying the ancestors are James Michael Avance, Chloe O. Davis, Jake Delaney, Lexie Dorsett, Aaron Fried, Elizabeth Hake, Julia Lancione, Katie Mebane, Galloway Stevens and Julio Catano Yee.

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.



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