|BEETLEJUICE is Returning to Broadway|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 05:27 pm EDT 09/13/21|
|MUSIC & LYRICS BY EDDIE PERFECT
BOOK BY SCOTT BROWN & ANTHONY KING
MUSIC SUPERVISION, ORCHESTRATIONS & INCIDENTAL MUSIC BY KRIS KUKUL
CHOREOGRAPHED BY CONNOR GALLAGHER
DIRECTED BY ALEX TIMBERS
(New York, NY) From Shubert Alley to TikTok, fans chanted "BEETLEJUICE!" three times, summoning "The Ghost with the Most" back to life. On Friday, April 8, 2022, BEETLEJUICE will play its first performance since March 11, 2020, this time haunting Broadway's Marriott Marquis Theatre (210 west 46th Street).
BEETLEJUICE tickets will go on sale October 1, at www.Ticketmaster.com
It's showtime, folks! The ghost-with-the-most makes his Broadway return in this edgy and irreverent musical comedy based on Tim Burton's dearly beloved film. BEETLEJUICE tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and Beetlejuice, a demon with a thing for stripes. When Lydia calls on Beetlejuice to scare away anyone with a pulse, this double-crossing specter unleashes a (Nether)world of pandemonium, and the biggest sandworm Broadway has ever seen.
"We are overjoyed to be able to bring 'The Ghost with The Most' back to Broadway and are looking forward to seeing all our BEETLEJUICE fans this spring at the Marriott Marquis. We sincerely thank the BEETLEJUICE fans; it is because of their support that we will be able to blow the roof off the Marquis Theatre three-times over with fun and laughter, laughter and laughter!" said producers Mark Kaufman (Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures) and Kevin McCormick (Langley Park Productions).
BEETLEJUICE is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Moulin Rouge, Director of Warner Bros. forthcoming TOTO, the animated musical film adaptation of Michael Morpurgo and Emma Chichester Clark's 2017 book), with an original score by Tony Award nominee Eddie Perfect (King Kong), a book by Tony Award nominee Scott Brown ("Castle Rock") & Award and Tony Award nominee Anthony King ("Robbie"), music supervision, orchestrations and incidental music by Kris Kukul (Joan of Arc: Into the Fire), and choreography by Connor Gallagher (The Robber Bridegroom).
BEETLEJUICE opened on Broadway on Thursday, April 25, 2019, presented by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (Mark Kaufman) and Langley Park Productions (Kevin McCormick), and won the Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for David Korins' scenic design and was nominated for eight Tony Awards including BEST NEW MUSICAL. BEETLEJUICE had a history making run on Broadway - following the release of the musicals original Broadway cast recording and Tony Awards appearance, the box office exploded, making it the surprise hit of the 2018/2019 season. BEETLEJUICE's Tony Awards performance has gone on to be the most watched musical number from the broadcast with over 3,921,530
BEETLEJUICE features scenic design by three-time Tony Award nominee David Korins (Hamilton), costume design by six-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long (The Producers), lighting design by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner (Kinky Boots), sound design by five-time Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski (Frozen), projection design by Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Peter Nigrini (Dear Evan Hansen), puppet design by Drama Desk Award winner Michael Curry (The Lion King), special effects design by Jeremy Chernick (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), illusions by Michael Weber (Forrest Gump), hair & wig design by Drama Desk Award nominee Charles G. LaPointe, make-up design by Joe Dulude, physical movement coordinator Lorenzo Pisoni, casting by Telsey + Company and Rachel Hoffman, CSA, dance arrangements by David Dabbon, music producing by Matt Stine, production stage manager Rachel Bauder, associate director Catie Davis, associate choreographer Nancy Renee Braun and line producer Jenny Gersten.
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and WARNER RECORDS released BEETLEJUICE - ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING for digital download, streaming and on CD. The album is produced by Matt Stine, Alex Timbers, Eddie Perfect and Kurt Deutsch and has surpassed 250 million streams in the United States and 760 million streams globally. These landmark numbers continue the remarkable success of the album, reaching the list of top 10 most streamed OBCRs of the previous decade. The show's songs have placed in Spotify's "Viral 50" charts in 13 different countries. In addition, "Say My Name," one of the show's breakout showstoppers, was chosen as Amazon's "Alexa Song of the Day" in 2019. The incredible growth is partly a result of user-generated content on TikTok, where songs from the album have been used in over one million videos.
BEETLEJUICE is produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions, Jeffrey Richards, JAM Theatricals, IMG Original Content, Rebecca Gold, Ben Lowy, James L. Nederlander, Warner/Chappell Music INC., and Zendog Productions in association with DeRoy Federman Productions/42nd.club, Latitude Link, Mary Lu Roffe, Terry Schnuck, Marc Bell & Jeff Hollander, Jane Bergere, Joanna Carson, Darren Deverna & Jere Harris, Mark S. Golub & David S. Golub, The John Gore Organization, Ruth & Steve Hendel, LHC Theatrical Fund, Scott H. Mauro, Networks Presentations, No Guarantees, Gabrielle Palitz, Pierce Friedman Productions, Adrian Salpeter, Iris Smith and Triptyk Studios.
BEETLEJUICE is based on the 1988 Academy Award®-winning Geffen Company motion picture presented by Warner Bros. and directed by Tim Burton. The smash hit comedy starred Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O'Hara and Winona Ryder with story by Michael McDowell and Larry Wilson.
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"The whole world LOVES BEETLEJUICE!" - Cindy Adams, New York Post
"BEETLEJUICE is SURPRISING audiences with a WILD RIDE that is both NAUGHTY AND NICE in unexpected ways. Eddie Perfect has written STANDOUT SONGS WITH KILLER TUNES. Sophia Anne Caruso serves goth teen to PERFECTION. BEETLEJUICE is an EBULLIENT ANTIDOTE TO REALITY. It's a ROLLICKING GOOD TIME!" - Jerry Portwood, Rolling Stone
"Burton's cult classic BEETLEJUICE is reborn in the DELICIOUSLY DARK and HILARIOUS new musical, with a CATCHY SCORE." - Maureen Lee Lenker, Entertainment Weekly
"SPECTACULARLY WEIRD!" - Adam Feldman, Time Out
"It's showtime for Broadway's BEETLEJUICE! THIS HILARIOUS AND THRILLING SHOW BRINGS WITH IT A BIG, FANTASTICAL FUN HOUSE OF BURTONESQUE MAGIC!" - Dave Quinn, People
"A GUT-BUSTING BROADWAY MUSICAL WHERE GHOULS GO WILD! You are in for one irreverent, funny roller-coaster ride. Scott Brown and Anthony King's book is clever, constantly surprising, and very, very funny. This is one show where some people will bust a gut; others laugh their asses off-and, if the audience I was with is any indication, that could happen literally. A man down the aisle from me laughed so hard he nearly lost one of his heads." - Joe Westerfield, Newsweek
"BEETLEJUICE is back from the dead in a SPOOKTACULAR new musical, turning the Great White Way into THE GREAT FRIGHT WAY! For a show about a dead guy THERE IS A TON OF LIFE IN THIS MUSICAL! 2 ½ hours of non-stop energy! INCREDIBLE ACTORS and a GENIUS CREATIVE TEAM" - Will Gans, ABC News
"BEETLEJUICE has never felt so lively. Audiences can expect a stylish visit to the Netherworld, an eclectic score from composer Eddie Perfect, and, of course, a Burtonesque celebration of outsiders." - Jessica Derschowitz, Entertainment Weekly
"Directed by a feverishly inventive Alex Timbers, BEETLEJUICE IS A JAW-DROPPING FUNHOUSE" - Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"Pure mischief! ROWDY, CHEEKY AND GLEEFULLY IRREVERENT, BEETLEJUICE is all about excess. Alex Timbers and his designers are all riffing merrily on Burton's unmistakable aesthetic: stripes and spirals and sandworms, oh my!" - Sara Holdren, New York Magazine
"A RIOTOUS, RAMBUNCTIOUS, SPECTACULAR PRODUCTION, with huge laughs, full-throttle performances and a mischievous sense of fun that literally seems to drip from the ceiling." - David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
"Gleeful, jubilant and funny, with zippy one-liners that detonate like a string of firecrackers and juicy performances that PROVIDES PEAKS OF MUSICAL THEATER PLEASURE!" - Charles Isherwood, Broadway News
"It's showtime! It's showtime! It's showtime! Beetlejuice is a story about death with tons of life. A HILARIOUS, PULL-OUT-THE-STOPS EXTRAVAGANZA. The Winter Garden is a frequent home to now-and-forever-running staples, and Beetlejuice is guaranteed to follow suit. THESE GHOSTS ARE GONNA LIVE FOREVER!" - Jesse Oxfeld, New York Stage Review
"A morbidly MAGICAL musical" - Rob LeDonne, Billboard
"UTTERLY DAZZLING" - Roma Torre, NY1
"SCREAMINGLY GOOD FUN, with off-the-wall humor and ENDLESS VISUALS AND AURAL DELIGHTS." - Frank Rizzo, Variety
"A BOLD, SHAMELESS, NUTTY, BRASSY, ROLLICKING PIECE OF FUN. Prepare for giant sand worms, dancing skeletons, lots of zingers, and a stage that is a frenzy of visual delight." - Tim Teeman, Daily Beast
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