“The Addams Family” Musical Is Not Going To Get In The Addams Groove

noah | July 22, 2009 1:45 pm
In yet another sign that everyone everywhere is pretty much out of ideas for good, a musical based on The Addams Family is coming to Broadway next year, with Bebe Neuwirth and Nathan Lane in the head-of-household roles: “In this original story, the famously macabre Addams Family is put to the test when outsiders come to dinner, hurling Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Fester, Grandmama and Lurch headlong into a night that will change the family forever.” Ooh, forever. However! The show’s music is credited to a bunch of people who are definitely not MC Hammer, thus robbing Times Square’s tourist masses of the chance to see “Addams Groove” in full-on production number form. What a shame! I hope this is just because there’s an MC Hammer jukebox musical in the works. [Playbill / YouTube]