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Beetlejuice Is Being Evicted From Broadway!?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020

by Molly Bell

In October 2018, Beetlejuice the Musical premiered in the National Theatre in Washington D.C. It made its Broadway debut on April 25, 2019 at the Winter Garden Theatre, with Alex Brightman as Beetlejuice and Sophia Anne Caruso as Lydia Deetz. Eddie Perfect created the music and lyrics, and Alex Timbers directed it. The show has songs, such as “Say My Name,” “Girl Scout,” and “What I Know,” which are widely known on social media platforms such as TikTok. Sadly, on June 6, 2020, this cast will perform their last show together.

Beetlejuice the Musical”, is based off of the 1988 film by Tim Burton. It involves a couple, haunting a family with an edgy daughter, named Lydia Deetz. Lydia, being a teenager intrigued by death, calls upon the demon, named Beetlejuice. With Beetlejuice’s guidance and help, Lydia can happily scare anyone. However, the tables turn when the real Beetlejuice is revealed, with a double crossing.

Beetlejuice the Musical will unfortunately be evicted from the Winter Garden Theatre to make room for the new cast of the classic musical, Music Man. Music Man will be starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. This news is upsetting to not only the cast, but to the fans. Beetlejuice is still set to go on a national tour in fall of 2021. For now, the cast is enjoying the next five or so months developing their characters in each show, and bonding with one another on stage. While the actors could use a break from these complex roles after eight to nine shows a week, fans will truly miss this amazing musical.


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