The Addams Family Fun Facts
- The characters of The Addams Family were first penned by American cartoonist Charles Addams in 1938. They appeared in single-panel cartoons that were published in The New Yorker from 1938 to 1988.
- The Addams Family premiered on Broadway in April 2010 after a try-out in Chicago. It was the first time the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation permitted the Addams Family characters to be used in a stage production. They required that the musical be based solely on Addams’ cartoons and have an original plot.
- The Addams Family has been featured in television series (both live and animated), films and video games.
- Charles Addams did not name the individual members of The Addams Family until the live television series was created in the early 1960s.
- Charles Addams originally wanted to use the name Pubert instead of Pugsley.
- The original Broadway cast of The Addams Family starred Nathan Lane as Gomez and Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia.
- The last actress to play Morticia on Broadway was Brooke Shields.
- The book for The Addams Family was written by Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman. Elice and Brickman also wrote the book for the hit musical Jersey Boys, which earned them a 2005 Tony Award® nomination for Best Book of a Musical.
- The Addams Family is the first Broadway show to be produced by Elephant Eye Theatricals, which was founded in part by both Pittsburgh CLO and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Click the LISTEN NOW button found on The Addams Family page here to listen to a selection of Addams Family hits!
When You're an Addams
Where Did We Go Wrong
One Normal Night
Just Around the Corner
The Moon and Me
Crazier than You
Let’s Not Talk About Anything Else But Love
In the Arms
Live Before We Die
Tango de Amor
2010 Tony Awards®
Best Original Score (Nominee)
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Nominee)
2010 Drama Desk Awards:
Outstanding Musical (Nominee)
Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Nominee)
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Nominee)
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Nominee)
Outstanding Music (Nominee)
Outstanding Lyrics (Nominee)
Outstanding Set Design (Winner)
Outstanding Lighting Design (Nominee)