Brooke Shields to Play Morticia on Broadway's 'Addams Family'

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Brooke Shields will replace Bebe Neuwirth in Broadway's The Addams Family this summer.

Neuwirth is leaving the show after 15 months.
 
Shields' performances will begin June 28; Neuwirth's last performance is June 26.
 
Roger Rees took over the leading man role of Gomez from Nathan Lane in mid-March.
 
Shields has previously taken over four Broadway roles in productions that began with other actresses, notes the New York Times: Roxie Hart in Chicago, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Rizzo in Grease and Ruth in Wonderful Town.
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