The Addams Family US Tour – The tour continues to pack ‘em in across the US and Canada. Here’s a taste of what Toronto’s Globe and Mail had to say: “…a whole lot of show-stopping tunes with laugh-out-loud lyrics.”
And The Washington Post just published this article:
Andrew Lippa, the musical force behind ‘The Addams Family’
Big Fish – We are swimming full steam ahead. Rehearsals begin in February. Out of town (location announced soon) in April/May. Previews in NYC in July and opening mid-August, 2013! Casting announcement will be made in the fall. Stay tuned! Working with Susan Stroman is a dream come true. What a blessing to have another big Broadway musical. Looking forward to making the CD!
“Addams” around the world:
- Sao Paulo: Packing them in in Portuguese! We play there until the end of the year and then off to Rio!
- Sweden: Our first Scandinavian production of The Addams Family opens September 29. I couldn’t resist – hopping on a plane!
- More foreign productions to be announced soon but working on the Finnish and Italian translations soon.
The Man In The Ceiling – Disney moved on but we have a new director and producer and we’re doing a reading of a revised version in January, 2013. And guess who’s playing Uncle Lester for this reading? Guess… (me!) I’ve long wanted to return to performing. Here we go!
I Am Harvey Milk – I’ve been commissioned by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus to create a 45-minute choral work for 300 voices, soloists and orchestra. It will premiere the end of June, 2013. I’m writing the text and the music. This is a thrilling project for me and, as both a gay man and an artist, I’m very excited about it. Harvey was 48 when he was assassinated. I will be 48 when this premieres. I like that.
Undisclosed John Logan Project – Yes. John and I are inching closer to making a new original musical together. He’s an incredible man and an inspired writer. Stay tuned for more details.
A Little Princess – Music Theater International (MTI) is licensing the show. It’s available for YOU to produce! Also, there’s a strong possibility of future commercial life. Stay tuned!
The Wild Party – Can someone say revival? Quite possibly… Details to follow.
Oh, and there’s one other thing a-brewing that will be so exciting to announce but I can’t announce because it isn’t actually real yet but it might be real and when it is real I will announce it and I love run-on sentences, don’t you?
Personal news – I continue my fitness regimen and on May 12th I participated in an event called Tough Mudder. It’s an 11-mile, 20 obstacle, military-style obstacle course. I survived! September 15 is my first triathlon. I don’t know why I waited much of my life to get this involved with exercise but I’m hooked! See me mud-covered in the new pic on this site.
Seminary – Halfway through my first year in seminary on the way to becoming an Interfaith minister. It’s been a blessed journey so far. I hope to be a minister who writes musicals and fights Ninjas. Wish me luck! Shall it then be: Music and lyrics by Reverend Andrew Lippa?!? Heavens! (probably not…but it’s a thought!)