Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

It’s showtime! After closing prematurely at the Winter Garden Theatre due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Beetlejuice musical is being 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, and it even has a couple of signature tunes from the original movie thrown in 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 raunch and filth than you could possibly imagine (oh, 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 original Beetlejuice Broadway production, Tony nominee Alex Brightman brought 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.    

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 on March 28, 2019, ahead of an official opening on April 25.

So, buckle up, Broadway fans! Are you ready to meet Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice? Get tickets to Beetlejuice in New York now.

(Photos by Matthew Murphy)

Running time: 
2hrs 30mins (including 1 intermission)
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About Beetlejuice:

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.

Alex Brightman
Alex Brightman
as Beetlejuice

Until 31 Dec 2022

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
Producer:
Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Langley Park Productions
Director:
Alex Timbers
Lighting:
Kenneth Posner
Sound:
Peter Hylenski
Design:
David Korins
Choreography:
Connor Gallagher
Costume:
William Ivey Long
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), Zonya Love (as Maxine Dean/Juno), Kelvin Moon Loh (as Otho), Danny Rutigliano (as Maxie Dean), Dana Steingold (as the Girl Scout), Michelle Aravena (as Miss Colombia), Kate Bailey, Will Blum, Ryan Breslin, Natalie Charle Ellis, Brooke Engen, Eric Anthony Johnson, Andrew Kober, Elliott Mattox, Mateo Melendez, Ramone Owens, Commodore C. Primous III, Nevada Riley, Graham Stevens
Other info:
Musical 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, and Illusions by Michael Weber
Beetlejuice Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
March 28, 2019
Opening date: 
April 25, 2019
Available from: 
April 8, 2022
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday-7pm
Thursday-7pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday2pm7:30pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Marquis Theatre

Address:
1535 Broadway (between 45th and 46th Street), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
49th Street station

Latest Beetlejuice News & Features

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All the songs in 'Beetlejuice' on Broadway
April 26, 2022

What's that beautiful sound? It's the sound of the Beetlejuice musical returning to Broadway! The musical adaptation of Tim Burton's hit 1988 movie first came to life on Broadway in 2019, earning eight Tony Award nominations including Best Musical, but shuttered at the Winter Garden Theatre prematurely in 2020. But like the "ghost with the most" himself, the musical got resurrected at a new home: the Marriott Marquis Theatre.

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'Beetlejuice' to host digital Broadway lottery
April 8, 2022

It's showtime! Beetlejuice begins Broadway performances at the Marquis Theatre tonight, and the musical has announced a digital lottery for its Broadway run.

Everything you need to know about 'Beetlejuice' on Broadway
April 8, 2022

Hi! We'll be your guide! We'll be your (New York Theatre) G-U-I-D-E to the other side! The whole "being dead" thing has never been so frightfully fun as in Beetlejuice, the Broadway musical based on the 1988 Tim Burton cult classic movie. The show opened in April 2019 at the Winter Garden Theatre but, just under a year later, the pandemic shuttered it prematurely. But someone must have said Beetlejuice's name three times, because his musical has been resurrected, and the "ghost with the most" is now haunting the Marquis Theatre eight times a week.

'Beetlejuice' original cast members join Tony nominee Alex Brightman for the show’s return
February 10, 2022

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.

Alex Brightman to return to 'Beetlejuice' on Broadway
February 9, 2022

The ghost with the most is resurrected! Alex Brightman will return to Beetlejuice for the musical's Broadway return this spring. Brightman originated the titular role when the musical first premiered on Broadway in April 2019, and he received a Tony nomination for Best Actor for his performance.

Alex Brightman in Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice will not return to the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway
April 8, 2020

Showtime is over... for now! Due to the extended shutdown of Broadway theater due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the much-loved Broadway premiere of Beetlejuice will no longer be returning to the Winter Garden Theatre. Producers of the new musical had previously posted a closure notice for June 6, 2020, but Broadway theaters are now remaining shut until (at least) June 7, 2020. However, Producers are reportedly considering other Broadway venue options for Beetlejuice post-lockdown and a National Tour is still scheduled to launch in the fall of 2021.

Sophia Anne Caruso & Alex Brightman in Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice posts Broadway closure notice at the Winter Garden Theatre
December 10, 2019

A final booking period has been announced for Beetlejuice, currently at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway. The production will now play its final performance on June 6, 2020. Beetlejuice began previews on March 28, ahead of an official opening on April 25. The musical was nominated for eight Tony Awards earlier this year, including 'Best Musical,' 'Best Book of a Musical,' 'Best Original Score,' and Alex Brightman receiving a nomination for 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical' as the titular character.  

Interview with Beetlejuice star Alex Brightman
April 26, 2019

We talk to the Tony Award nominee who is back on Broadway to star as the titular character of the musical adaptation of Beetlejuice...

Our Beetlejuice Review

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.