Broadway's 'The Addams Family' to close on Dec. 31

Associated Press
In this theater image released by The Publicity Office, Brooke Shields portrays Morticia Addams, center, in a performance of "The Addams Family," in New York. The production will end its run on Dec. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/The Publicity Office, Jeremy Daniel)
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In this theater image released by The Publicity Office, Brooke Shields portrays Morticia Addams, center, in a performance of "The Addams Family," in New York. The production will end its run on Dec. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/The Publicity Office, Jeremy Daniel)

NEW YORK (AP) — Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Lurch and Fester will be gone from Broadway by the time the New Year rolls around.

Producers for the musical "The Addams Family" said Wednesday it will end its run at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Dec. 31.

When it closes, it will have had 725 performances and 34 previews. A national tour launches on Sept. 15 in New Orleans and is booked in more than 30 cities through 2012.

The musical, based on characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, currently stars Roger Rees and Brooke Shields. When it opened in 2010, it starred Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth.

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