Brooke Shields extends run in "The Addams Family"

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 07: Brooke Shields and Roger Rees perform during curtain call of "The Addams Family" at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on July 7, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images) Astrid Stawiarz

Brooke Shields and Roger Rees perform during curtain call of "The Addams Family" on July 7, 2011, in New York.
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(CBS) Brooke Shields is enjoying her role in Broadway's "The Addams Family" so much that she's decided to extend her stay through the end of the year.

The actress, who joined the cast as Morticia Addams in June, had originally planned to end her run on Oct. 30.

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"I am having the time of my life playing Morticia with this wonderful company of actors. Morticia is such a delicious role and 'The Addams Family' is such a fantastic and iconic piece of entertainment that I just couldn't resist the invitation to extend," Shields said, according to Playbill.

"We are thrilled Brooke has agreed to continue in 'The Addams Family' for two additional months," added lead producers Stuart Oken and Roy Furman. "She is a wonderful Morticia and has proven to be a great boost for the show in all respects."

Shields will now exit the role on Dec. 31, Playbill reports.

The actress' other Broadway credits include playing Ruth in "Wonderful Town," Roxie Hart in "Chicago" and Sally Bowles in "Cabaret."

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