The Addams Family the Musical Songs Lyrics
The Addams Family is a musical with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The show is based upon the "Addams Family" characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons for The New Yorker beginning 1938, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. While numerous film and television adaptations of Addams' cartoons exist, the stage show does not draw from these portrayals of the characters. After a tryout in Chicago, the show opened on Broadway in April 2010.