“He’s back… and deader than ever! BEETLEJUICE is returning to Broadway and haunting a brand new house.”
In case you don’t know, BEETLEJUICE, based on Tim Burton’s film of the same name, is a hysterical musical that follows the story of Lydia Deetz, a rather odd teenager, who becomes acquainted with a recently deceased couple and a stripe-wearing demon (the worst kind!). While the theme of this show is rather dark, under the surface it is a heartwarming show about “family, love, and making the most of every Day-O”!
BEETLEJUICE had opened in 2020, but ended up closing in June 2020 due to Broadway’s stop clause, which states that theatre owners have the right to halt and evict productions if the show's grosses get below a certain, agreed-upon level. Winter Garden Theatre replaced BEETLEJUICE with The Music Man in December, 2021. But it’s back, now in the Marquis Theatre and performances are set to resume on April 8th, 2022.
Directed by Alex Timbers, who also worked on John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City and Moulin Rouge, this show is sure to have you doubled-over laughing. Playing the demon himself, we have Alex Brightman, a two-time Tony-nominated actor, who also appeared in other Broadway shows such as School of Rock, Matilda, Big Fish, Wicked, and Glory Days. Lydia is played by Elizabeth Teeter who also played "Betty" in The Crucible, "Young Elizabeth" in The Audience and "Jane Banks" in Mary Poppins. To find out more about the cast and crew of the new BEETLEJUICE check out the ‘TEAM’ section on the show’s website.
There are still a lot of available tickets, so if this is a show you’re interested in seeing go out and buy them! Opening night tickets are quite expensive, but get much cheaper as you go a few days out in the calendar. To avoid financial costs just say his name three times: BEETLEJUICE, BEETLEJUICE, BEETLE… You’ll be sure to see him, but he might have a bit more fun than you.
Current COVID-19 protocols for Broadway are as follows: proof of vaccination is required as well as masks unless eating and drinking in designated areas. However, these protocols are said to go until the end of April, after then, it is unclear what the updated protocols might be. The safest way to ensure you are following protocols is to check the show’s site for the most recent information.