‘Beetlejuice’ is back in this world

(New York, NY) You were dying for them to come back, and the family has returned!  Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler, David Josefsberg, Obie Award Winner Adam Dannheisser, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, Kelvin Moon Loh, Danny Rutigliano, and Dana Steingold will join Alex Brightman when BEETLEJUICE returns from the dead to blow the roof off Broadway’s Marquis Theatre on Friday, April 8, 2022. New to the Netherworld are Elizabeth Teeter (The Crucible, The Audience) as Lydia Deetz, Michelle Aravena (A Bronx Tale, Rocky) as Miss Argentina and Zonya Love (The Color Purple) as Maxine Dean/Juno.  The full cast of the smash-hit musical BEETLEJUICE features Kate Bailey, Will Blum, Ryan Breslin, Natalie Charle Ellis, Brooke Engen, Eric Anthony Johnson, Andrew Kober, Elliott Mattox, Mateo Melendez, Ramone Owens, Commodore C. Primous III, Nevada Riley, and Graham Stevens.

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. 

Tickets for BEETLEJUICE at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre range from $69-$169 and are now available at www.Ticketmaster.com, with the Marquis Theatre box office opening Friday, February 18. The playing schedule for BEETLEJUICE is as follows: Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 3pm.

BEETLEJUICE is directed by Tony Award winner 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”) & Tony and Emmy 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 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 Tony Award winner Peter Hylenski (Moulin Rouge!), 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 II, physical movement coordinator Lorenzo Pisoni, casting by Telsey + Company and Rachel Hoffman, CSA, dance arrangements by David Dabbon, music producing by Tony Award winner Matt Stine, production stage manager Rachel Bauder, associate director Catie Davis, associate choreographer Nancy Renee Braun and line producer Jenny Gersten.

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 4,052,427 views.  BEETLEJUICE became a sensation with fans everywhere including on Tiktok, which lead to an additional burst of ticket sales from a new audience for Broadway, making the musical one of the top grossing shows on Broadway, going on to break the Winter Garden box office record.  The smash hit musical BEETLEJUICE played 366 performances at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway before being shuttered with the rest of Broadway on March 12, 2020. 

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and WARNER RECORDS released BEETLEJUICE – ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING for digital download, streaming and on CD. The album is produced by Tony Award winner Matt Stine, Tony Award winner Alex Timbers, Tony nominee Eddie Perfect and three-time Grammy Award winner 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 HendelLHC 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.

BIOS:

ALEX BRIGHTMAN (Beetlejuice) is a writer and two-time Tony-nominated actor who has been seen on Broadway in School of Rock, Matilda, Big Fish, Wicked, and Glory Days. TV credits include “Law & Order: SVU”, “Documentary Now,” “The Good Fight,” “Impractical Jokers,” “Blue Bloods,” “SMILF,” and “Important Things w/ Demetri Martin.” You can hear Alex on the acclaimed animated series, “Helluva Boss, and the upcoming Netflix series, “Dead End: Paranormal Park.” Musical writing credits include It’s Kind of a Funny Story (Universal Theatrical), The Whipping Boy, and Make Me Bad (all with writing partner Drew Gasparini). His newest play, Everything is Fine, and television series“Singular, are currently in development. He dedicates his performance to those living with chronic pain and illness, and urges you to check out and donate to The Arthritis Foundation.

ELIZABETH TEETER (Lydia) Broadway: “Betty” in The Crucible, (w/Saoirse Ronan); “Young Elizabeth” in The Audience (w/Helen Mirren); and “Jane Banks” in Mary Poppins. Off-Broadway: “Lily” in The Secret Life of Bees (Audelco nomination). Recent Regional: “Liesl” in The Sound of Music (The Muny); “Laura” in The Glass Menagerie (TWSTL); St. Louis Theater Circle Award nominations for both roles. Other Regional venues include The Muny, The Rep STL, Tennessee Williams Festival, Variety Theater, and more. TV/Film: Leaving (SAG short); guest on “The Last O.G.” (TBS). Special thanks to Katie Britton at Buchwald. @elizabethteeterofficial

KERRY BUTLER (Barbara) Broadway: OCC nomination for playing three roles in Mean Girls, Xanadu (Tony, DL Best Actress  nominations), Hairspray (Clarence Derwent Award, DD, OCC nominations), Beauty and the Beast (Dora nomination), Disaster!, Catch Me If You Can (DD nomination), Rock  of Ages, Little Shop of Horrors (OCC nomination), Les Misérables, Blood Brothers, The Best Man. Off-Broadway: Bat Boy: The Musical, The Call, Clinton The musical. Television: “30 Rock,” “The Mindy Project,” “Rescue Me,” “Law & Order,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “White Collar,” “Blue Bloods,” “Gilmore Girls,” and the film The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Her album Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust is available on iTunes.

DAVID JOSEFSBERG (Adam). Broadway: The Prom, Waitress, Act of God, Honeymoon in VegasMotown, Wedding Singer, Les Misérables, Grease. Off-Broadway: Altar Boyz (Drama League nom.), Rated P. Favorite TV: Arthur “the Fonz” Fonzarelli in “The Mork and Mindy Story.” Comedy: The Stephen Lynch tour, Comedy Central Records. Love to Lizzie, Cooper, Ben, Gramma, Papa and the rest of the fam! Luv! Instagram/TikTok @davidsjosefsberg

ADAM DANNHEISSER (Charles) Broadway: Oslo (Obie Award recipient), Fiddler on the Roof, Rock of Ages, Cymbeline, The Coast of Utopia, Twelfth Night, Proof, The Tempest and Contact (Ovation Award nom., 1st national). Off-Broadway: Henry V, Henry VIII, The Tempest, Macbeth (The Public Theater); The Arabian Nights (BAM); Blues Are Running (MTC). Regional: Arena Stage, Yale Rep, Steppenwolf, Portland Stage, A.R.T., Lookingglass Theatre Co. Film: nine minutes., Down to Earth, 5 Doctors, Price Above Rubies. TV: “Elementary” “Law & Order: SVU,” “The Good Wife,” “Damages,” “Law & Order,” “Brotherhood,” “Third Watch,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Sex and the City,” “Mad About You.” BFA, Boston Conservatory, MFA, NYU. For Jen, Cal and Flynn.

LESLIE KRITZER (Delia) is a proud Jew-rican born in NYC. Broadway: Something Rotten!, Elf, Sondheim on Sondheim, Legally Blonde(Clarence Derwent Award), A Catered Affair (Drama Desk nomination) and Hairspray. Off-Broadway: The Robber Bridegroom (Lucille Lortel Award, Drama League and Astaire Award nominations), Gigantic (Lucille Lortel nomination), ROOMS: A Rock Romance (Outer Critics Circle nomination), The Memory Show, Nobody Loves You, The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Drama Desk nomination) and others. TV “First Lady,” “Bridge & Tunnel,” “New Amsterdam,” “Difficult People,” “Kevin Can Wait,” “Younger,” “Vinyl,” “Law & Order: SVU”. @lesliekritzer

MICHELLE ARAVENA (Miss Argentina) Broadway: A Bronx TaleRocky (Angie), Jersey Boys, A Chorus Line (Tricia). Nat. Tour: A Bronx Tale(Rosina), West Side Story (Anita 2010), Mamma Mia (Sophie). Fav Regional: Old Globe, Goodspeed, TUTS, Muny, Asolo. Jeff Award for Anita at Drury Lane. Proud owner of BookedByMichelle.com. Stewart Talent NY. All for Jack and Jordan! 

KELVIN MOON LOH (Otho). Broadway: SpongeBob SquarePants (dir. Tina Landau), The King and I (Lincoln Center, dir. Bartlett Sher), Side Show (dir. Bill Condon). Select theatre: Here Lies Love (The Public Theater, dir. Alex Timbers), Pacific Overtures (Classic Stage Co., dir. John Doyle), American Idiot (1st national, dir. Michael Mayer). NYUSteinhardt. Follow @kelvinmoonloh.

ZONYA LOVE (Maxine Dean, Juno) Broadway: Celie in original production of The Color Purple, Off Broadway: Avenue Q, Emma & Max. Some Regional: The Wiz (Evilene) and Sister Act (Deloris Van Cartier) at Broadway at Sacramento, The Parchman Hour at The Guthrie, and The Devil’s Music at Milwaukee Rep. TV: “Blue Bloods,” “Bull,” and “Smash.” Proud member of @bivoices. @lovezonya

DANNY RUTIGLIANO (Maxie Dean). Broadway: Holiday Inn, original Broadway/L.A. cast of The Lion King, Billy Elliot, Born Yesterday, …Whorehouse Goes Public. Tours: How to Succeed…, Elf, Cirque du Soleil’s Banana Schpeel. Five Encores! Including title role in Fiorello! Numerous Off-Broadway, regional theatre, commercials, voiceovers, TV/film. Favorite role: husband to Jacqueline Monroe. This one’s for Mom. dannyrutigliano.com

DANA STEINGOLD (Girl Scout) Broadway/national tours: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway/New York: Avenue Q, The Visit, Saturday Night, Anyone Can Whistle (Encores!). Regional includes Paper Mill Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, George Street, Westport Country Playhouse, Barrington Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, KC Rep, North Carolina Theatre, Two River, Weston Playhouse. TV: Saraline on Nickelodeon’s “Welcome to the Wayne,” “Inventing Anna.” @dsteinface

KATE BAILEY (Ensemble) is thrilled to be joining the cast of Beetlejuice! She was most recently seen in Frozen on Broadway.  Other recent credits include Kristine in the New York City Center Encores! presentation of A Chorus Line, the First National Tour of Something Rotten, and the FX series Fosse/Verdon.

WILL BLUM (u/s Beetlejuice, Adam). Broadway: Torch Song, School of Rock, The Book of Mormon, Grease. National tour: R+H’s Cinderella, Hair, Elf, Grease, Seussical. Regional: Harmony, Little Shop of Horrors, The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee, Jesus Christ Superstar, Floyd Collins. BFA, The Boston Conservatory. Instagram: @willblum

RYAN BRESLIN (Ensemble) Broadway: Newsies OBC (Racetrack), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory OBC, The Book of Mormon. TV/film: “Person of Interest” (CBS); Hail, Caesar!  Love to Hillary

NATALIE CHARLE ELLIS (Swing). Natalie is so excited to be back with the Beetlejuice family! She just recently closed the Off-Broadway production of Kimberly Akimbo at the Atlantic Theatre Company. Broadway stuff: Beetlejuice, School of Rock, and Les Misérables (2014). Other stuff: 9 to 5 (National Tour), Forbidden Broadway Alive and Kicking (Off-Broadway) and “Master of None” (Net flix). For more stuff: www.NatalieCharleEllis. com. For fun stuff: Instagram @NatsyCharle.

BROOKE ENGEN (Swing, Dance Captain). Broadway/Tours/Vegas: GypsyHairspray, Legally Blonde, Rock of Ages, and Surf the Musical. TV/Film: “Hairspray Live,” Hairspray (movie) as Doreen, “Raising Hope,” “Smash,” “Hart of Dixie,” “Code Black,” and Marvel’s “Runaways.” Love to Telsey Casting, Connor, Alex and team Beetlejuice. @Brookethat & www.brookeengen.com

ERIC ANTHONY JOHNSON (Swing, Assistant Dance Captain) Broadway/National Tours: Beetlejuice, R+H Cinderella, Evita, Elf, West Side Story, Miss Saigon. Regional Includes: American Repertory Theater, The Kennedy Center, Sacramento Music Circus, Kansas City Starlight, Lone Tree Arts Center, and Northern Stage. Television: HBO’s The Gilded Age, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

ANDREW KOBER (u/s Beetlejuice, Charles, Adam) Broadway: School of Rock, Sunday in the Park with George, Beautiful, She Loves Me, Les Miserables, and Hair. Off-Broadway and regional: Roundabout, MCC, NYTW, Shakespeare in the Park, TV: “Fosse/Verdon”, “Pose” (FX), “Ray Donovan” (Showtime), “House of Cards” (Netflix), “Boardwalk Empire”, “The Plot Against America” (HBO), “Blue Bloods” (CBS).

ELLIOTT MATTOX (Ensemble). he/him Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Regional: Asolo Rep, Muny, Cape Playhouse, Lyric Theatre Oklahoma, Music Theatre Wichita. Oklahoma City University graduate. Dustin, Marc, the team, my family, my friends, Michael—thank you. This is for my Dad. @elliottmattox @equityonepodcast

MATEO MELENDEZ (Ensemble). Credits include iLuminate (Artist of Light tours), Fulton Theatre (Newsies, Guys and Dolls), Maine State Music Theatre (Newsies), Broadway at Music Circus in Sacramento (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Newsies). Much love to my amazing parents, family and friends.

RAMONE OWENS (Ensemble). Broadway/tour: Motown the Musical. Off-Broadway: Irish Rep. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus. Teaching: The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Long Island University, New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. BFA, The Boston Conservatory. All thanks to God!

COMMODORE C. PRIMOUS III (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Broadway Debut! He is a 2020 graduate of the University of Michigan’s BFA Musical Theatre Program. Regional: MUNY, Music Theatre Wichita, Fulton Theatre.  Beyond performing, he has a deep-seated passion for the creative arts, such as songwriting and choreography. 

NEVADA RILEY (Ensemble) Broadway debut!! National Tour: Cats (Sillabub). Regional credits include: The Rocky Horror Show, 42nd Street(Bucks County Playhouse) and Guys & Dolls (Theatre Aspen). BFA Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). Many thanks to Rachel, Henderson Hogan, and the Beetlejuice creative team.

GRAHAM STEVENS (Ensemble) is a Drama Desk Award-winning performer, based in NYC. Broadway: Debut. Off-Broadway: Robber Bridegroom, Peter and the Starcatcher, In Transit, Lightning Thief, Skippyjon Jones. Regional: Man of La Mancha, Into the Woods, Xanadu, Up Here, Found. TV: Gotham, Search Party. BA in Theater Studies, Yale University.

“The whole world loves BEETLEJUICE” – Cindy Adams, New York Post

“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 may laugh their asses off.” – Newsweek 

“THIS HILARIOUS AND THRILLING SHOW BRINGS WITH IT A BIG, FANTASTICAL FUN HOUSE OF BURTONESQUE MAGIC!” – People 

BEETLEJUICE is surprising audiences with a wild ride that is both naughty and nice in unexpected ways. It is a joyful musical that celebrates the afterlife! Eddie Perfect’s lyrics are savvy, wild and witty with standout songs with killer tunes.  It’s a rollicking good time!” – Rolling Stone

“Tim Burton’s cult classic is reborn in the deliciously dark and hilarious new musical, with a catchy score by Eddie Perfect and a witty book by Scott Brown and Anthony King.” – Entertainment Weekly 

“Directed by a feverishly inventive Alex Timbers, BEETLEJUICE IS A JAW-DROPPING FUNHOUSE with throngs of ghostly cheerleaders, gospel singers, a dead football team, not to mention really big puppets. Everything people liked about the film multiplied ad infinitum.” – The New York Times 

SCREAMINGLY GOOD FUN, with off-the-wall humor and endless visuals and aural delights.” – Variety

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!” – New York Magazine 

“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.” – Daily Beast

“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.” – The Hollywood Reporter

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