Brooke Shields returns to Broadway this month in the musical comedy The Addams Family at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. She will succeed Bebe Neuwirth in the role of Morticia beginning June 28. Shields said,
I am delighted to be joining The Addams Family this summer. 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. I can’t wait to join Roger and the wonderful cast.”
Shields has also been seen on Broadway in Wonderful Town, Chicago and Cabaret. She made her Broadway debut in 1994 as Rizzo in Grease, for which she won a Theatre World Award. She is currently starring in the new play Girls Talk at the Lee Strasberg Theater.
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