This 2006 photo shows original The Addams Family cast members from left, John Astin, (Gomez Addams), Felix Silla, (Cousin Itt), Lisa Loring, (Wednesday Addams) and Ken Weatherwax, (Pugsley Addams). Weatherwax died over the weekend. He was 59. (Ida Mae Astute/The Associated Press)
Last week on April 8, 2010, Actor's Equity's 2nd Vice President hosted the famed Gypsy Robe Ceremony for company members of THE ADDAMS FAMILY at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. A long-standing opening night tradition on the Great White Way, the fabled Gypsy Robe is bestowed upon a veteran Broadway chorus member for each opening production. In what has now become a theatrical ritual, originating on Broadway 60 years ago, COME FLY AWAY chorus member turned over the robe to ADDAMS FAMILY cast member . BroadwayWorld was there for the celebration.