Complete cast set for Beetlejuice on Broadway
The Broadway premiere of Beetlejuice begins performances on March 28, 2019 at the Winter Garden Theatre.
It's (nearly) Showtime, folks! Casting is now complete for the upcoming Broadway premiere of the new musical comedy Beetlejuice, based on the hugely popular 1988 Tim Burton film, with all principal cast members from pre-Broadway world premiere engagement at the National Theatre in Washington D.C. reprising their respective roles on the Great Fright Way!
The cast of Beetlejuice includes Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman (as Beetlejuice) and two-time Lucille Lortel Award nominee Sophia Anne Caruso (as Lydia), alongside Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler (as Barbara), Tony Award nominee Rob McClure (as Adam), Obie Award winner Adam Dannheisser (as Charles), two-time Drama Desk Award nominee Leslie Kritzer (as Delia), Jill Abramovitz (as Maxine Dean/Juno), Danny Rutigliano (as Maxie Dean), Kelvin Moon Loh (as Otho), with Dana Steingold (as the Girl Scout).
The ensemble features Tessa Alves, Gilbert L. Bailey II, Will Blum, Johnny Brantley III, Ryan Breslin, Natalie Charle Ellis, Brooke Engen, Abe Goldfarb, Eric Anthony Johnson, Elliott Mattox, Mateo Melendez, Sean Montgomery, Ramone Owens, Presley Ryan and Kim Sava.
Previews begin at the Winter Garden Theatre on March 28, 2019, ahead of an official opening on April 25. The world premiere was staged in Washington D.C. from October 14 through to November 18, 2018, officially opening on November 4.
Beetlejuice features a book by Scott Brown and Emmy Award nominee Anthony King, with an original score by Eddie Perfect, inspired by Michael McDowell and Larry Wilson's original story.
The production is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers and choreographed by Connor Gallagher.
Synopsis: "It’s showtime, folks! The ghost-with-the-most comes to the stage in this edgy and irreverent musical comedy based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film. Beetlejuice tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager obsessed with the whole “being dead thing.” Lucky for Lydia, her new house is haunted by a recently deceased couple and Beetlejuice, a delightful demon with a real zest for life. When Lydia calls on Beetlejuice to scare away anyone with a pulse, this double-crossing specter shows his true stripes, unleashing a (Nether)world of pandemonium, and the biggest sandworm Broadway has ever seen."
The creative team also features musical direction by Kris Kukul, scenic design by two-time Tony Award nominee David Korins, costume design by six-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner, sound design by four-time Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski, projection design by Drama Desk Award winner Peter Nigrini, puppet design by Drama Desk Award winner Michael Curry, special effects design by Jeremy Chernick, illusions by Michael Weber, hair & wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, make-up design by Joe Dulude, physical movement coordination by Lorenzo Pisoni, dance arrangements by David Dabbon, and music production by Matt Stine.
Directed by Tim Burton and released in March 1988, "Beetlejuice" earned over $73 million at the US box office and also picked up the Academy Award for "Best Make-up". The film's cast was led by Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones and Catherine O’Hara.
Beetlejuice is produced on Broadway by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Langley Park Productions.
Beetlejuice Tickets are available now for performances from March 28 through to October 6, 2019.
(Header photo by Matthew Murphy)