(From Reuters, 4/24.)
Despite scary reviews, "Addams Family" lures label
NEW YORK (Billboard) – The new Broadway musical "The Addams Family" opened April 8 to gruesome reviews.
But the box-office receipts have turned out to be surprisingly robust, leaving the production's parade of investors snap-snapping their way to the bank. Among them is a conspicuous newcomer to the field.
Decca Broadway is set to record and release the original "Addams" cast recording in June. But the label's new sibling division, Decca Theatricals, is a full-on "Addams" producer, with what its team characterizes as a "significant" stake in the show.
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