The Broadway musical has long come back from the dead — the 1980s doldrums in which the vacuum was filled by British imports, starting with Cats which ran for nearly 18 years at the Winter Garden Theatre. But for Broadway's latest behemoth, the stage of the same theatre is now joyfully populated with the living dead.This is not the first time that this theatre has had a haunting: the original production of Sondheim and Goldman's Follies here in 1971 was full of ghosts of its characters' younger...
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It’s showtime! After closing prematurely at the Winter Garden Theatre due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Beetlejuice musical has been resurrected once more at the Marriott Marquis Theatre in 2022. Get Beetlejuice tickets now.
Based on the cult classic 1988 film by Tim Burton, Beetlejuice has finally been unearthed for the Broadway stage. The Beetlejuice musical features a book by Scott Brown and Emmy Award nominee Anthony King, and an original score by Australian singer-songwriter Eddie Perfect. The show even throws in a couple of signature tunes from the original movie for good measure: “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” and “Jump in the Line (Shake, Señora),” both made famous by Jamaican American icon Harry Belafonte.
Under the direction of two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers, Beetlejuice promises more ghoulish fun and frights than you could possibly imagine (and the biggest sandworm Broadway has ever seen). The scenic design by David Korins is a stunningly macabre tribute to Burton himself, and the production overflows with special effects by Jeremy Chernick and illusions by Michael Weber that are as jaw-dropping as they are heart-stopping.
In the Beetlejuice Broadway production, Tony nominee Alex Brightman brings the ghost with the most “to life” eight times a week, stepping into the shoes (and black-and-white-striped suit) of Michael Keaton, who created Beetlejuice on the silver screen alongside co-stars Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, and Catherine O’Hara. The 1988 movie established Tim Burton as the Master of Macabre and the leader of the gothic fantasy genre. The Beetlejuice Broadway musical stays loyal to the source material’s tone and is a gift for Burton fans across the world, with multiple homages to his films.
Beetlejuice is produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Langley Park Productions, whose previous Broadway credits include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Misery, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and Elf, among others. The world premiere pre-Broadway engagement of Beetlejuice was staged at the National Theatre in Washington D.C. from October 14 to November 18, 2018. The first performances of Beetlejuice in New York began in March 2019, and the show got eight Tony nominations, including Best Musical.
How long is Beetlejuice the musical?
The Beetlejuice musical runs 2 hours and 30 minutes, including an intermission. The show is recommended for ages 10 and up, and children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Where can I watch Beetlejuice the musical?
Beetlejuice the musical is playing on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre through January 8. The theatre is located within the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square.
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Lock up your kids, folks, he’s back! Beetlejuice is ruder, raunchier and frankly, more repellant than ever in this original musical based on Tim Burton’s wonderfully demented 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 a degenerate demon who happens to have a thing for stripes. When Lydia calls on this ghost-with-the-most to scare away her insufferable parents, Beetlejuice comes up with the perfect plan, which involves exorcism, arranged marriages and an adorable girl scout who gets scared out of her wits. Plus singing and dancing, of course.
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January 8th, 2023
Cast and creative
By: Book by Scott Brown & Anthony King, with Music & Lyrics by Eddie Perfect, based on the Warner Bros. motion picture Beetlejuice with story by Michael McDowell & Larry Wilson
Director: Alex Timbers
Producer: Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Langley Park Productions
Cast list: Alex Brightman (as Beetlejuice), Elizabeth Teeter (as Lydia), Kerry Butler (as Barbara), David Josefsberg (as Adam), Adam Dannheisser (as Charles), Leslie Kritzer (as Delia), Jill Abramovitz (as Juno), Kelvin Moon Loh (as Otho), Danny Rutigliano (as Maxie Dean), Dana Steingold (as the Girl Scout)
Design: David Korins
Lighting: Kenneth Posner
Costume: William Ivey Long
Choreography: Connor Gallagher
Sound: Peter Hylenski
Other info: Music direction by Kris Kukul, music production by Matt Stine, dance arrangements by David Dabbon, projection design by Peter Nigrini, puppet design by Michael Curry, special effects design by Jeremy Chernick, illusions by Michael Weber
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It's showtime! The full cast has been announced for the return engagement of Beetlejuice on Broadway, which begins performances April 8 at the Marquis Theatre. The musical previously opened at the Winter Garden Theatre in spring 2019, but closed after just under a year amid the pandemic.Multiple cast members from the original run of Beetlejuice return to their roles, including the previously announced Alex Brightman, who received a Tony Award nomination for his performance in the title role....
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It's (almost) showtime! Beetlejuice will return to Broadway in April 2022 at a new venue. The musical stopped performances at the Winter Garden Theatre in March 2020, due to the theatrical shutdown, ahead of a planned closing in June. Now, the musical, based on the beloved Tim Burton film, will reopen at the Marriott Marquis Theatre, with performances starting on April 8, 2022. "We are overjoyed to be able to bring 'The Ghost with The Most' back to Broadway and are looking forward to seeing all...
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