BEETLEJUICE: THE MUSICAL Announces Broadway Closing Date

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Alex Brightman and the company of Beetlejuice | Photo: Matthew Murphy

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Dan Meyer
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Broadway’s going to look a little less spooky next year. The Tony-nominated musical adaptation of Beetlejuice will close January 8, 2023, at the Marquis Theatre. Upon shuttering, it will have played a total of 679 Broadway performances, split between its current home and its original haunt, the Winter Garden (where it also played 27 previews).

Beetlejuice: The Musical currently stars Alex Brightman in the title role, Elizabeth Teeter as Lydia, Tony nominee Kerry Butler as Barbra, David Josefsberg as Adam, Adam Dannheisser as Charles, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer as Deliah, Michelle Aravena as Miss Argentina, Kelvin Moon Loh as Otho, Zonya Love as Maxine Dean/Juno, Danny Rutigliano as Maxine Dean, and Dana Steingold as Girl Scout.

Rounding out the company are Kate Bailey, Will Blum, Ryan Breslin, Natalie Charle Ellis, Brooke Engen, Eric Anthony Johnson, Katie Lombardo, Andrew Kober, Elliott Mattox, Sean McManus, Mateo Melendez, Nevada Riley, Graham Stevens, and Michael Bryan Wang.

The musical had a rather unconventional Broadway run, with word-of-mouth slowly building to a fever pitch thanks to theatre kids posting about the show on TikTok, YouTube, and other social media platforms. Seemingly at its apex, the coronavirus shutdown forced producers to close the show—but overwhelming demand from fans led to a return engagement.

Before it rides a sandworm into the sunset, Beetlejuice will celebrate its final Halloween on Broadway with a month of surprises, including weekly costume contests, swag giveaways, new TikTok videos, and more. Click here for more information.

Even if they can’t make it to NYC before closing, audiences will still get to see the trickster demon around America. The national tour of Beetlejuice launches this December in San Francisco, California, and will continue on to haunt 25 other cities across North America.

The musical, based on the Tim Burton film from Warner Bros., features a score by Eddie Perfect and a book by Scott Brown and Anthony King. The production is directed by Alex Timbers, with choreography by Connor Gallagher, set design by David Korins, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Peter Hylenski, and projection design by Peter Nigrini. The original Broadway production earned eight Tony nominations, including Best Musical.

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Dan Meyer

Dan joins Theatrely after previously serving as an Assistant Editor at Playbill. His favorite musicals are fast, historical, and witty, like Six, Cabaret, and Sweeney Todd. He likes his plays dark and funny.

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