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Beetlejuice Announces Its Broadway Opening Date

The new musical will transfer to the Winter Garden Theatre this spring.

Alex Brightman and Sophia Anne Caruso star in Beetlejuice, opening April 25, 2019, at the Winter Garden Theatre.
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Beetlejuice has announced that its official Broadway opening will take place on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at the Winter Garden Theatre. The musical begins performances of its pre-Broadway world-premiere run at the National Theatre in Washington, DC, October 14, ahead of a November 4 opening. The show's Broadway transfer was announced earlier this month. A first Broadway performance date is still to be announced.

Beetlejuice (based on the 1988 Warner Bros. motion picture) tells the story of Lydia Deetz, an 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 musical is directed by two-time Tony nominee Alex Timbers (Moulin Rouge!, Peter and the Starcatcher), with an original score by Eddie Perfect (King Kong), a book by Scott Brown and Emmy nominee Anthony King (Broad City), choreography by Connor Gallagher (The Robber Bridegroom), and music supervision, orchestrations, and incidental music by Kris Kukul (Joan of Arc: Into the Fire).

Leading the DC cast is Tony nominee Alex Brightman as Beetlejuice, opposite Sophia Anne Caruso as Lydia, along with Kerry Butler as Barbara, Rob McClure as Adam, Adam Dannheisser as Charles, Leslie Kritzer as Delia, Jill Abramovitz as Maxine Dean, Danny Rutigliano as Maxie Dean, and Kelvin Moon Loh as Otho.