Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Roger Rees: The New Gomez Addams

Above: Mr. Rees caricatured by the WSJ's Ken Fallin.

Roger Rees will step into Nathan Lane's role as Gomez Addams, the family patriarch in the Broadway musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY, so Joanne Kaufman writes for the Wall Street Journal.

"The tango-crazed ghoul Gomez 'is a big old part,' he continued. 'It's like Toby Belch in 'Twelfth Night.' You drive the whole play. As I'm rehearsing I go: 'That was a big scene. Oh, my God, there's another big scene.' But it's like Nike. Just do it.'"

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