Theater review

Even with Neuwirth, Lane, 'Addams Family' musical can't live up to original

'Addams' bland: The cast members can't compete with the TV show's macabre family. From left, Adam Riegler, Jackie Hoffman, Bebe Neuwirth, Nathan Lane, Kevin Chamberlin, Krysta Rodriguez and Zachary James.
'Addams' bland: The cast members can't compete with the TV show's macabre family. From left, Adam Riegler, Jackie Hoffman, Bebe Neuwirth, Nathan Lane, Kevin Chamberlin, Krysta Rodriguez and Zachary James. (Joan Marcus/the Publicity Office Via Associated Press)

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By Peter Marks
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, April 9, 2010

Da da da dum (snap snap!)

Da da da dum (snap snap!)

Da da da dum,

Da da da dum,

Da da da dum (snap snap!)

Their outlook is too sunny,

Their jokes are not too funny,

And still, they'll make some money,

"The Addams Family!"

The songs are awfully cheesy

The punch lines far too easy

And Bebe's looking queasy --


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