November 12, 2010

Roger Rees to Replace Nathan Lane as Addams Family Patriarch

On March 22, the esteemed, brilliant, Tony and Olivier Award-winning actor, Roger Rees, the original Nicholas Nickleby in London and on Broadway, will join our show.  And his Morticia?   We are equally pleased to let you know that Bebe has agreed to continue.   End dates are still being worked out but they will both be with us into the summer.

Bebe and Roger are good friends with a long and productive professional relationship.  They co-starred for five years on the NBC sitcom Cheers, she as Dr. Lilith Sternin Crane and he as Robin Colcord.  They collaborated on the acclaimed Kurt Weill revue Here Lies Jenny, starring Neuwirth and directed by Rees.  They also co-starred as Kate and Petruchio in his production of The Taming of the Shrew at the Williamstown Theater Festival in 1999, and in Cabaret Verboten at Center Theater Group in Los Angeles.  We are confident that they are going to make a great couple, and are very excited about going into our second year with them.

And until then, the amazing Nathan Lane of course continues as our Pater Addams Familias, for which we are thrilled.