Beetlejuice turned thirty this year. Can you believe it? In addition to the 1988 film, there has also been an animated series that ran from 1989-1991 and a video game in 1991 for NES and GameBoy. More recently, there have been talks of a sequel to the film, although unfortunately, there haven’t been many recent updates on that, which is currently listed on IMDB as “in rewrites.” There does happen to be a highly anticipated documentary in the works titled Documentary for the Recently Deceased: The Making of Beetlejuice. Just recently, Deadline reported some different Ghost with the Most news: Beetlejuice The Musical will be haunting Broadway in March 2019. Find out more about the musical below!
Beetlejuice The Musical will begin its theatrical run in March 2019 at midtown Manhattan’s Winter Garden Theatre. The official premiere will be in April 2019.
The premiere dates and venue were announced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (Mark Kaufman) and Langley Park Productions (Kevin McCormick). The new musical, based on Tim Burton’s 1988 movie, will have its pre-Broadway world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington D.C., with previews beginning Sunday, October 14 and opening on Sunday, November 4.
Directed by Alex Timbers, with a score by Eddie Perfect, book by Scott Brown and Anthony King and choreography by Connor Gallagher, the pre-Broadway engagement stars Alex Brightman and Sophia Anne Caruso as the title character and Lydia, respectively. The characters were played by Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder in the Geffen Company film.
Other previously announced casting includes Kerry Butler and Rob McClure in the roles played in the film by Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin. Rounding out the principal cast are Adam Dannheisser, Leslie Kritzer, Jill Abramovitz, Danny Rutigliano and Kelvin Moon Loh. Broadway casting has not been confirmed.
Synopsis of Beetlejuice:
Beetlejuice tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange teenager obsessed with the whole “being dead thing.” When Lydia calls on a degenerate demon to scare away her insufferable parents, Beetlejuice comes up with a plan involving exorcism, arranged marriages and an adorable girl scout who gets scared out of her wits.
According to the announcement:
Beetlejuice is “ruder, raunchier and frankly, more repellent than ever…” A ticket-shaped heads-up reads: “Parents Beware. Really F*S#&*G Explicit.”
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