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Brooke Shields to join 'The Addams Family' on Broadway

Brooke Sheilds attends the premiere of "The Tourist" at The Ziegfeld Theater in New York, on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

April 1, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Brooke Shields is heading back to Broadway.

She's set to replace Bebe Neuwirth as "Morticia" in "The Addams Family." She has already performed in several Broadway shows, including "Cabaret" and "Chicago."

Producers of "The Addams Family" on Broadway said Thursday that Bebe Neuwirth will give her final performance as Morticia on June 26 and her role will be taken over by Brooke Shields.

Last year Shields starred with Raul Esparza in Alan Menken's "Leap of Faith" in Los Angeles. She will start in "The Addams Family" on June 28.

Based on the cartoons that appeared for years in The New Yorker, the musical is in its second year at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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