"Simply put, Bebe Neuwirth is Chicago," said producer Barry Weissler. "When the revival opened 17 years ago, Bebe was honored with a Tony Award, an Astaire Award, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama League Award for her unequalled performance as Velma Kelly. Hers was the performance of the season, and it made an indelible and lasting mark in the history of Broadway theatre.”
“Ten years later, she rejoined the company to star as Roxie Hart, and the results were equally spectacular. And she’s back again, now as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton, making her the first leading lady in Broadway history to play all three principal roles. I’ll say it again: Bebe Neuwirth is CHICAGO.”
Bebe: English Muffin delivery?
Jackie: You guessed it. You guessed it.
Bebe: Look at my table.
“Marshall Brickman called me up to say he’d written this musical, The Addams Family, and I just about screamed because I loved Carolyn Jones. Her Morticia was really an archetypal character. As a child, I wanted to embody her qualities. She wasn’t even part of that competition. She was doing her own thing. Who knows what that inner life of hers was, but she was hip. You know, I think Rhea Perlman’s character on Cheers once referred to me as Morticia.”
- Bebe Neuwirth
When you’re good to mama…she’ll come back home! Two-time Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth will return to the Tony-winning revival of
bebe neuwirth and nathan lane during the opening night curtain call of the addams family at the lunt-fontanne - 4.8.2010