Aubry D'Arminio
March 31, 2011 AT 08:50 PM EDT

Brooke Shields has signed on to fill Bebe Neuwirth’s heels as slinky matriarch Morticia in Broadway’s The Addams Family. “I’m delighted,” the actress said in a statement. “I found it to be wonderfully entertaining, funny, clever, and even touching, and I knew immediately that I wanted to be the next Morticia.” This will mark Shield’s fifth turn on the Broadway boards, after stints in GreaseChicago, Cabaret, and Wonderful Town (all as a replacement). She’ll step into the role on Tuesday, June 28.

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