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Beetlejuice Opens, Beetlejuice Opens, Beetlejuice Opens! On Broadway!

The celebration marks the end of the 2018-2019 season.

A shrunken-headed conductor takes its bow as Beetlejuice opens on Broadway.
(© David Gordon)

Beetlejuice, the new musical based on the Tim Burton film, opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on April 25.

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Beetlejuice features an original score by Eddie Perfect, a book by Scott Brown and Anthony King, choreography by Connor Gallagher, and music supervision, orchestrations, and incidental music by Kris Kukul.

The musical stars Alex Brightman in the title role, alongside Sophia Anne Caruso as Lydia, Alex Brightman Kerry Butler as Barbara, Rob McClure as Adam, Adam Dannheisser as Charles, Leslie Kritzer as Delia, Jill Abramovitz as Maxine Dean and Juno, Kelvin Moon Loh as Otho, Danny Rutigliano as Maxie Dean, and Dana Steingold as the Girl Scout. Rounding out the ensemble are Tessa Alves, Gilbert L. Bailey II, Will Blum, Johnny Brantley III, Ryan Breslin, Natalie Charle Ellis, Brooke Engen, Abe Goldfarb, Eric Anthony Johnson, Elliott Mattox, Mateo Melendez, Sean Montgomery, Ramone Owens, Presley Ryan, and Kim Sava.

Directed by Alex Timbers, Beetlejuice 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.

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