Brooke Shields to play Morticia Addams on Broadway
April 4th, 2011
04:56 PM ET

Brooke Shields to play Morticia Addams on Broadway

Expect to see the creepy and kooky side of beautiful Brooke Shields when she joins the cast of Broadway's "The Addams Family" this summer.

According to Playbill, Shields has just signed on to play Morticia Addams in the popular musical based on the 1960s TV series.

"I am delighted to be joining 'The Addams Family' this summer," says Shields, who will take over for actress Bebe Neuwirth. "When the producers asked me to come see the show a few months ago, I found it to be wonderfully entertaining, funny, clever and even touching, and I knew immediately that I wanted to be the next Morticia, following the amazing Bebe Neuwirth."

Neuwirth will play her last show on June 26, and Shields—whose previous Broadway credits include "Grease," "Chicago," "Cabaret," "Wonderful Town" and "Girls Talk"—will take the stage of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre with Gomez Addams (Roger Rees) beginning June 28.

"I can’t wait to join Roger and the wonderful cast," she says.

Does Shields have what it takes to play Morticia?

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  1. Nezraz Anardaw

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    July 5, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. B lo me

    Hey head diva are u a pale version of the fat striper on jerry tv

    April 5, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. B lo me

    Brooke is the better choice because cher in my opnion is not curvy enough @ head diva swimming is a good exercise and its easy u should float

    April 5, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. B lo me

    Brooke is the better choice because cher in my opnion is not curvy enough

    April 5, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. @B lo me

    Wonderful remark! You are GREAT !

    April 5, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  6. B lo me

    @diva if u are a woman are u jealous brooke and cher look better than u will ever look in their 50s/60s than u will ever look. Do u cry when u look down at that oversized beer gut and at your a cup and wish thats not what you see and the long crack you call an a** so u blog they both are dried up but u cant get used up what a shame

    April 5, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. Head Diva In Charge

    But Brooke has a big face like myself. I don't have a double chin, i have 3!!

    April 5, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  8. Be Quiet

    Bebe Neuwirth and Roger Rees? They just need one more Cheers alum to join the cast for the trifecta. How about George Wendt as Uncle Fester?

    April 5, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  9. Lumber Jack

    Brooke? Well maybe but can she dance like Morticia Addams and pummel Gomez in his manLove hole like he needs?

    April 5, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  10. Peter Lique

    I wouldnt mind running a logjam up Bebe Neuwirths chocolate dispenser.

    April 5, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  11. Head Diva In Charge

    I find it very odd, still, that Brooke Shields can sing and dance. It's even stranger that she is actually GOOD.

    April 5, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  12. bite

    brooke would be greatttttttttt. what about will's sith kids they can't carry the whole family. they think everything
    shoud be handed to them. their dad had to work.

    April 5, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  13. DFF127

    Saw Brooke in Cabaret and Chicago. The girl can really sing and dance.
    Adding Brooke to the cast just might save the show from closing after BeBe leaves.

    April 5, 2011 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  14. Tommy

    I'm ok w/Brooke

    April 5, 2011 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  15. Head Diva In Charge

    Hey you above! So what if I watch tv all day/night? What else is there for me to do? Would you like to come over and keep me company, huh? Seriously mind your own business!

    April 4, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  16. @diva

    Didn't I just read in a diff blog that you need to get a life or something? You just sit around watching reality tv & post dumb a_ _ comments? Yup, you need a life, from your own mouth.

    April 4, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Head Diva In Charge

    Who cares what you think. They are both dried up old goats!

    April 4, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  18. @Brian

    Which is just like Morticia,you are spot on !! I think cher would be better than brooke shields, never cared much for her.

    April 4, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Rufus Leroy Washington

    Besides, after all the botox, Cher's face never moves.

    April 4, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  20. B lo me

    Brooke is a better choice for morticia than cher brooke favors the original morticia t*ts shape everything

    April 4, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  21. jillmarie

    Yes, I wouldn't have thought of her in the role, but now that I picture it, yes! She's got the figure and face to play the original goth goddess. I saw the play last year and LOVED it! Bebe and Nathan were phenomenal in the roles of Morticia and Gomez.
    well...- Cher would also make a great choice as well.

    April 4, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  22. well...

    I think Cher would be a better fit.

    April 4, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  23. marcus

    Is she gonna be nekked ?

    April 4, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |

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