Opening Night

Beetlejuice Opens on Broadway Tonight

Alex Brightman and Sophia Anne Caruso lead the cast of the new musical at the Winter Garden Theatre.

Beetlejuice, the new musical based on the 1988 Warner Bros. motion picture, opens on Broadway tonight at the Winter Garden Theatre.

Alex Brightman and Sophia Anne Caruso lead the cast of Beetlejuice at the Winter Garden Theatre.
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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.

Caruso and Brightman share a scene as Lydia Deetz and Beetlejuice.
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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.

Caruso with Rob McClure and Kerry Butler, who play Adam and Barbara Maitland.
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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.

Leslie Kritzer as Delia with Adam Dannheisser as Charles Deetz.
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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.