New in 2019 A deceased couple attempt to haunt the new inhabitants of their former home and call help by summoning a devious bio-exorcist ghost named Beetlejuice, in a new musical adaptation of Tim Burton's 1988 film.
From the producers: It’s showtime, folks! Beetlejuice is ruder, raunchier and frankly, more repellent 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. Get tickets now to "Beetlejuice" – hell, bring the whole family! We’ve got plenty of 4-letter words that your kids will love.
The 1988 film "Beetlejuice," starring Michael Keaton and directed by Tim Burton, was a critical and commercial success, winning the Academy Award for Best Makeup. The film spawned an animated television series that ran from 1989 - 1991. The musical premiered at the National Theatre, Washington, D.C. in 2018, prior to its Broadway run.
Alex Brightman, a Tony nominee for "School of Rock," takes on the title role of the crude ghost with the most, with Sophia Anne Caruso as Lydia Deetz, the goth teenager who conjures him in the hopes of scaring off her parents. Joining them are Tony nominees Kerry Butler and Rob McClure, Leslie Kritzer, Adam Dannheisser, Jill Abramovitz, Danny Rutigliano, and Kelvin Moon Loh. Tony nominee Alex Timbers ("Peter and the Starcatcher," "Moulin Rouge!") directs.