Beetlejuice is back on Broadway this spring, and dead as ever

He is the mind with most and you can not entertain him like Beetlejuice returns to Broadway in 2022. The musical based on the iconic 1988 Tim Burton film received rave reviews before he had to close due to the Covid pandemic, but says his name three times and the world’s greatest bio-exorcist will make his comeback in April, when d ‘Show at the Marriott Marquis Theater is hosting Casting News, which is expected to be announced later this year.

When the show came on Broadway in 2019, the initial reaction was not so great, both from critics and from a box office ticket sales perspective. However, Beetlejuice managed to pull into the cinemas what The greatest showman in theaters, and in the summer of 2019, mouth-to-mouth saw the seats start to fill and it became a roaring success thanks in part to Alex Brightman’s happy lead when it came time to show.

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“We truly thank you Beetlejuice Fans, “said producers Mark Kaufman and Kevin McCormick. It is because of their support that we are able blown off the roof of the Marquis Theater three times over with fun and laughter, laughter and laughter! “

However, this return was not at all guaranteed even after the huge improvement of the footfall, because the poor performance early in its run had already sealed its fate in the Winter Garden Theater, where it was performed at the time. The Hugh Jackman bed The Musician was all ready to be replaced Beetlejuice, which should have its last performance on June 6, 2020. Of course, the pandemic closed with the cancellation of the final shows and the option for the move to appear to be a non-starter. But, as was the case recently, an online campaign by fans that saw a petition over 36,000 signatures claiming Beetlejuice ‘ His modern film musical mood was rejected for something from “Broadway’s Golden Age”, it managed to get traction and apparently ensure that after the pandemic the show had a future.

Take his clue from Burton’s co-starring film Michael Keaton in the title role, along with Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones and Winona Ryder, the musical follows “strange and unusual” Lydia Deetz as she meets a dead couple living in her house and the evil spirit who just wants to that people say his name. Twice Tony winner Alex Timbers has directed the show, while the score is by Eddie Perfect, who worked on the King Kong stage show.

Beetlejuice is one of the many modern musicals based on classic films of the 1980s, but despite having a good base to begin with, it does not always happen that a popular film guarantees that a Broadway show gets the green light and then succeeds in staying on stage for a long time. At one point, Burton’s Batman, who also played Keaton, was planning to have a musical with songs from Bat from Hell Maestro Jim Steinman, and even though some of the songs are out there to be loved on YouTube, the musical itself has never made it any further. In comparison, London only sees the arrival of Back to the Future: The Musical, which seems to emerge from all arms after the delay of the pandemic and despite lost his primary Doc Brown from their first appearances due to Covid.

Ob Beetlejuice will pick up where it left off in March 2020 is something we just have to wait and see, but there are worse ways to spend an evening than to jump in line for some fun fun. This news comes from Deadline.

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