Addams Family Cast Album Released June 8

By Kenneth Jones
08 Jun 2010

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The cast recording of Broadway's The Addams Family gets released by Decca Broadway in stores and via digital music services on June 8.

The 21-track album is produced by the show's composer-lyricist, Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, jon and jen). Decca Theatricals is one of the producers of the musical.

Bonus tracks (yet to be revealed) will eventually be available digitally, a spokesman confirmed. The recording package includes color production photos, synopsis, complete lyrics, a note by co-librettist Marshall Brickman and an illustration by the late Charles Addams.

The company haunted a Manhattan recording studio on April 19 to create the cast album. The new Broadway musical The Addams Family, inspired by the cartoon characters created by Charles Addams, opened April 8 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Two-time Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth star as the darkness-loving heads-of-household Gomez and Morticia, respectively. The show features a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (librettists of the 2006 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Jersey Boys).

Critics did not embrace the show, but audiences have. The musical has been bringing in more than $1 million a week at the box office.



The show's music director is Mary-Mitchell Campbell. The production features orchestrations by Larry Hochman (Monty Python's Spamalot) and dance arrangements by August Eriksmoen (Memphis).

The track listing for the album follows:

ACT ONE

"Addams Family Theme"
Overture
"When You're an Addams"
"Pulled"
"Where Did We Go Wrong?"
"One Normal Night"
"Morticia"
"What If"
Full Disclosure"
"Waiting"
"Full Disclosure" – Part 2

ACT TWO

Entr'acte
"Just Around the Corner"
"The Moon and Me"
"Happy/Sad"
"Crazier Than You"
"Let's Not Talk About Anything Else But Love"
"In the Arms"
"Live Before We Die"
"Tango de Amor"
"Move Toward the Darkness"

Listen to samples from The Addams Family cast recording here.

"When You're an Addams"

 

"Just Around the Corner"

 

"Crazier Than You"

 

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The Addams Family marks the launch of Decca Theatricals, Decca's first major venture as a Broadway producer. Its recording division, Decca Broadway, is billed as the world's largest producer of Broadway cast albums. The catalog includes everything from the original Oklahoma! (1943) and Carousel (1945), to such recent releases as the Grammy Award-winning Wicked and Mamma Mia! (cast album and film soundtrack), as well additional Grammy-Award winners Spring Awakening and Monty Python’s Spamalot.

Of the venture, chairman of Decca Label Group Christopher Roberts stated, "Our new division, Decca Theatricals, is an exciting expansion of our operations. It now affords us the opportunity to become financial supporters and full time participants in theatre, and extend our creative expertise beyond just cast recordings."

The Addams Family also stars two-time Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann as Mal Beineke, two-time Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello as Alice Beineke, two-time Tony Award nominee Kevin Chamberlin as Uncle Fester, Jackie Hoffman as Grandmama, Zachary James as Lurch, Adam Riegler as Pugsley, Wesley Taylor as Lucas Beineke and Krysta Rodriguez as Wednesday.

For more information, visit www.theaddamsfamilymusical.com.