Do you love Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice? Of course you do, you’re human. That out of the way, I’m sure you’re as excited as I am to hear that, yes, that “Beetlejuice: The Musical” is heading our way next Halloween!
The stage musical adaptation of Tim Burton’s ’80s classic will make its world premiere next October in a pre-Broadway run at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C.
The new play will be directed by two-time Tony nominee (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Peter and the Starcatcher) and “Mozart in the Jungle” co-creator Alex Timbers, and will feature an original score by Eddie Perfect (King Kong) and a book by Scott Brown and Anthony King (Broad City).
On top of that, Deadline reports that Connor Gallagher (The Robber Bridegroom) will choreograph, with scenic design by David Korins (Hamilton), costumes by William Ivey Long (The Producers), lighting design by Kenneth Posner (Kinky Boots), sound design by Peter Hylenski (Frozen), projection design by Peter Nigrini (Dear Evan Hansen), puppet design by Michael Curry (The Lion King), special effects by Jeremy Chernick (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), and “illusions” by Michael Weber (Forrest Gump).
Beetlejuice (1988) synopsis:
After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose “help” quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia.