By Tanner Stransky
Updated October 29, 2010 at 01:56 PM EDT

Roger Rees, who won a Tony Award for his role in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, will take over Nathan Lane’s role as Gomez Addams in Broadway’s The Addams Family, beginning March 22, 2011. Rees will star alongside his good pal and longtime professional colleague Bebe Neuwirth, who originated the role of Morticia Addams when the show began its pre-Broadway engagement in Chicago in November 2009. Rees and Neuwirth co-starred for several years on the NBC sitcom Cheers—Neuwirth as Dr. Lilith Sternin Crane and he as Robin Colcord—and recently worked together on the Kurt Weill revue Here Lies Jenny. Lane’s final performance will be March 6, 2011.

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