Beetlejuice on Broadway
It's showtime, folks! The ghost-with-the-most comes to life on stage in this hilarious new musical based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film. Directed by Alex Timbers (Moulin Rouge!), 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 delightful demon with a real zest for life. When Lydia calls on Beetlejuice to scare away anyone with a pulse, this double-crossing specter will show his true stripes. Starring a cast of Broadway's biggest talents, BEETLEJUICE features eye-popping sets, jaw-dropping choreography, and a score that’s out of this (Nether)world. Seize the Day-O, and get tickets now to the funniest musical this side of the other side.
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Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse. Say it three times, and Tony Award-nominated “School of Rock” actor Alex Brightman will appear onstage as the titular, resurrected character in the musical adaptation of the 1988 comedy classic “Beetlejuice.” Joining him as goth girl Lydia, whom the ghoulish rabble-rouser plans to marry in order to escape the Netherworld, is “Lazarus” star Sophia Anne Caruso.
Featuring a book by Scott Brown and Anthony King and a score by Eddie Perfect, the new musical — helmed by Alex Timbers — is adapted from the Tim Burton film of the same name, which fuses the worlds of the living and the dead. When Lydia and her parents purchase a new home, the young girl soon discovers that it’s haunted by its previous owners — and Betelgeuse has been summoned to help scare them away. Lucky for Lydia, she’s totally obsessed with the “being dead thing” and finds a new friend in the spirit who’s risen from six feet under.
What To Watch For
- When “Beetlejuice” opens on Broadway on April 25, 2019, songwriter Eddie Perfect will be represented twice in the 2018-19 theatrical season. He debuted on the Great White Way with “King Kong” in November 2018.
- Book writers Scott Brown and Anthony King make their Broadway debuts with “Beetlejuice,” but neither are new to theater. Brown is a former theater critic for New York magazine, and King is the former artistic director of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.
- Director Alex Timbers, who also helmed the stage adaptation of the film “Moulin Rouge,” has been attached to “Beetlejuice” for eight years.
- The title character’s name is actually spelled Betelgeuse — after the star in the Orion constellation — but for advertising purposes for the original film, “Beetlejuice” was spelled phonetically.
2hr 30min (incl. intermission)
Recommended for ages 10 and up. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.