Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Creepy. Kooky. Mysterious. Spooky

Hey, baldy.

Yeah you, Cerveris.

Michael Cerveris, don't you walk away from me when I'm talking to you!

Now, I'm only going to say this once, ok?

You better not show up to the auditions for this new Addams Family musical hitting Broadway in 2009? Back off!

You got to play Sweeney.

Throw me a friggin' bone.

Let another bald actor play Uncle Fester.

Geez.

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Yep, somebody somewhere has green lit an Addams Family musical. Andrew Lippa is composing the score, which is brilliant, but Paul Rudnick is NOT writing the libretto and that, as they say in polite society, sucks.

Watch the trailer for ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES. Rudnick wrote the screenplay. I love this so hard.



I personally have been waiting years for some poor schmuck to blurt out "I'll be the victim," so I can throw back my best deadpan Christina Ricci / Wednesday Addams and say, "All your life."

It's no BLACK SNAKE MOAN, but still

8 comments:

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Addams Family musical? Cool!!!

Stephen Rader said...

Whim - I know! And I just read that the production company is located here in Chicago, so we will most likely get the first look/listen. WOOHOO!

Michael said...

Christina Ricci is pure BRILLIANCE in ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES.

Stephen Rader said...

Michael - She IS!!! When I watched the tv show as a kid, I wanted to be Morticia, but when I watch the movies, I DEFINITELY want to be Wednesday.

Cute Girl: "Why are you dressed like somebody died?"

Wednesday: "Wait."

Aaron said...

My favorite line of hers was from the first movie when the girl scout said she was selling girl scout cookies.

Wednesday: Are they made from real girl scouts?

Stephen Rader said...

Aaron - I forgot that one! How much do I love her?!?!

jer said...

my friend rebecca went on a date with MC...maybe we could all write him a message and i could send them to her and then she could give them to him? wow...that's a lot of work.

Stephen Rader said...

jer - Yeah, it's a lot of work, so let's just see if she can make sure that Michael is "regretably detained" and not able to make his ADDAMS FAMILY THE MUSICAL call back, ok?

Otherwise, I have to call Jeff Gillooly and that just solidifies my role as "The Tonya Harding of Chicago Theatre." And as attractive as that sounds, I don't want all that press and media outside my trailer door.

I mean, it's a Double Wide, but still...