‘Beetlejuice’ musical to take the stage at D.C’s National Theatre before Broadway debut

by Brittani Tuttle

A new musical based on the film “Beetlejuice” is making its way to the Broadway stage.

A new musical based on the cult-classic 1988 film, “Beetlejuice” has scheduled its pre-Broadway debut at Washington, D.C.’s National Theatre.

Performances of this new musical will begin this October, though exact dates have yet to be announced. The show’s book is written by Anthony King and Scott Brown, with a score by Eddie Perfect. Tony nominee Alex Timbers will direct, with Connor Gallagher as choreographer.

“Beetlejuice” tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager obsessed with death. Luckily, her new home is haunted by a recently deceased couple and a scheming demon. When Lydia calls upon him to scare away her parents, Beetlejuice comes up with the perfect plan: exorcism, arranged marriages and a girl scout who gets scared out of her wits.

The original film was led by Michael Keaton in the title role, with Winona Ryder as Lydia, along with Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Catherine O’Hara and Jeffrey Jones. Casting for the D.C. run of the “Beetlejuice” musical, along with more details of its Broadway debut will be announced at a later date.

Check out the Ghost with the Most’s last foray into the musical world with the final performance of the Beetlejuice Graveyard Revue at Universal Orlando Resort below:


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