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Heidi Blickenstaff, Adam Grupper, Brad Oscar, et al. to Join Broadway’s The Addams Family on March 8

Heidi Blickenstaff
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Heidi Blickenstaff
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

Heidi Blickenstaff, Adam Grupper, Brad Oscar, Rachel Potter and Jesse Swenson will join the Broadway cast of The Addams Family, playing at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre, on March 8. They will be replacing, respectively, original cast members Carolee Carmello, Terrence Mann, Kevin Chamberlin, Krysta Rodriguez, and Wesley Taylor, who, along with Nathan Lane, will give their final performances on March 6.

As previously reported Roger Rees will join the company on March 22 as Gomez Addams. Until Rees’ arrival, Merwin Foard will play the role.

Based on the iconic characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, The Addams Family features a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. The production is directed and designed (sets and costumes) by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch, with creative consultation by Jerry Zaks and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

As of March 22, the principals of the show will be Rees (Gomez Addams), Bebe Neuwrith (Morticia Addams), Jackie Hoffman (Grandma), Blickenstaff (Alice Beineke), Grupper (Mal Beineke), Oscar (Fester), Potter (Wednesday Addams), Swenson (Lucas Beineke), Zachary James (Lurch), and Adam Riegler (Pugsley Addams).

Blickenstaff’s Broadway credits include [title of show], The Little Mermaid, and The Full Monty. Grupper has appeared on Broadway in such plays as Brighton Beach Memoirs and 45 Seconds From Broadway and in such musicals as The Wild Party and City of Angels.

Oscar received a Tony Award for his performance as Franz Liebkind in The Producers and later went on to play the role of Max Bialystock in the production. Among his other Broadway appearances are Spamalot, Jekyll & Hyde, and Aspects of Love.

Pottter was part of the company for the national tour of Wicked and was seen on MTV’s Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods. Swenson appeared on Broadway in Spring Awakening.

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