Beetlejuice Musical to Play Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre
The new musical adaptation of Beetlejuice, based on the 1988 Tim Burton film, will haunt the Winter Garden Theatre in the spring of 2019. Previews will begin in March in advance of an April opening night, with exact dates to come. The show will first play a pre-Broadway run at Washington, D.C.’s National Theatre from October to November 2018. 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.
The previously announced pre-Broadway cast will include Tony nominee Alex Brightman in the lead role, Sophia Anne Caruso as Lydia, Tony nominee Kerry Butler as Barbara, and Tony nominee Rob McClure as Adam. More details here.