'Beetlejuice' to close on Broadway in January

The show is currently at the Marriott Marquis Theatre.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Beetlejuice's final day-o on Broadway is coming soon. The musical, based on Tim Burton's cult classic film, has announced a closing date of January 8 at the Marriott Marquis Theatre.

The current run is Beetlejuice's second Broadway engagement: The show first played Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre for just under a year, from March 2019 to 2020. It was initially set to close permanently, as The Music Man (which will close a week before Beetlejuice) was set to move into the Winter Garden. However, overwhelming demand from its fanbase, largely cultivated online before and during the pandemic, led to its resurrection in April 2022 at its current venue. 

At the time of closing, Beetlejuice will have played 679 total Broadway performances.

The original run of Beetlejuice received critical acclaim and eight Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Leading Actor in a Musical for Alex Brightman as Beetlejuice. A four-star review of Beetlejuice on New York Theatre Guide reads, "Early on in the proceedings, he warns the audience: 'If you die during the performance, it will not stop.' That's possibly because no one will actually notice: they'll be laughing too hard to do so."

In the dark comedy musical, the "ghost with the most" Beetlejuice helps a timid, newly deceased suburban couple scare new tenants out of their old house. Along the way, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with the new tenants' daughter, the death-obsessed Lydia, and uses her in his own plan to come back to life and wreak havoc on the wider world. Learn more about how the Beetlejuice musical compares to and differs from the movie.

The current Beetlejuice Broadway cast, which includes multiple actors from the first run, includes Brightman, 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, and Michelle Aravena as Miss Colombia.

Throughout the month of October, Beetlejuice will host multiple digitial and in-person events including costume contests, giveaways, collaborations with nearby eateries, and more.

After closing on Broadway, Beetlejuice will begin a national tour in December.

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