Rob Mcclure to play final performance as Beetlejuice
TONY AWARD NOMINEE ROB MCCLURE TO PLAY HIS FINAL PERFORMANCE IN BEETLEJUICE AS ‘ADAM MAITLAND’ SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
(New York, NY) David Josefsberg (The Prom, Waitress) will join the cast of BEETLEJUICE in the role of ‘Adam Maitland’ beginning Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Rob McClure’s final performance will be Sunday, September 22, 2019. Josefsberg joins original cast members Alex Brightman as ‘Beetlejuice,’ Sophia Anne Caruso as ‘Lydia,’ Kerry Butler as ‘Barbara,’ Adam Dannheisser as ‘Charles,’ and Leslie Kritzer as ‘Delia’ in the hit Broadway musical comedy, currently play at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway).
David Josefsberg’s Broadway credits include The Prom, Waitress, Act of God, Honeymoon in Vegas, Motown, The Wedding Singer, Les Miserables and Grease. David’s Off-Broadway credits include Altar Boyz(Drama League Nom) and Rated P. Favorite TV credits include Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli in “The Mork and Mindy Story.”
BEETLEJUICE opened on Broadway on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway), and the critics are raving about the ghost with the most!
“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
“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 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
“Burton’s cult classic BEETLEJUICE is reborn in the DELICIOUSLY DARK and HILARIOUS new musical, with a CATCHY SCORE.” – Maureen Lee Lenker, Entertainment Weekly
“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 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
“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
“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
“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
“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
BEETLEJUICE has won the Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for David Korins’ scenic design, Sophia Anne Caruso has won the Theatre World Award for her performance as Lydia, and the new irreverent musical comedy was nominated for eight Tony Awards including BEST NEW MUSICAL.
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and WARNER RECORDS released BEETLEJUICE – ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING for digital download and streaming. The BEETLEJUICE – ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDINGCD will be released later this year. The album is produced by Matt Stine, Alex Timbers, Eddie Perfect and Kurt Deutsch.
BEETLEJUICE is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Moulin Rouge), with an original score by Tony Award nominee Eddie Perfect, a book by Tony Award nominee Scott Brown & Emmy Award and Tony Award nominee Anthony King, music supervision, orchestrations and incidental music by Kris Kukul, and choreography by Connor Gallagher.
BEETLEJUICE currently stars two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman in the title role, Theater World Award winner Sophia Anne Caruso as Lydia, Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler as Barbara, Tony Award Nominee Rob McClure as Adam, Obie Award Winner Adam Dannheisser as Charles, and Three-Time Drama Desk Award Nominee Leslie Kritzer as Delia, with Jill Abramovitz as Maxine Dean, Kelvin Moon Loh as Otho, Danny Rutigliano as Maxie Dean, and Dana Steingold as the Girl Scout, in a cast of 25 that includes Tessa Alves, Gilbert L. Bailey II, Will Blum, Johnny Brantley III, Ryan Breslin, Natalie Charle Ellis, Brooke Engen, Abe Goldfarb, Eric Anthony Johnson, Elliott Mattox, Mateo Melendez, Sean Montgomery, Ramone Owens, Presley Ryan and Kim Sava.
It’s showtime, folks! The ghost-with-the-most makes his Broadway debut 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.
BEETLEJUICE features scenic design by three-time Tony Award nominee David Korins, costume design by six-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner, sound design by five-time Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski, projection design by Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Peter Nigrini, puppet design by Drama Desk Award winner Michael Curry, special effects design by Jeremy Chernick, illusions by Michael Weber, hair & wig design by Drama Desk Award nominee Charles G. LaPointe, make-up design by Joe Dulude, physical movement coordinatorLorenzo Pisoni, casting by Telsey + Company and Rachel Hoffman, CSA, dance arrangements by David Dabbon, music producing by Matt Stine, production stage manager Matthew DiCarlo, associate director Catie Davis, associate choreographer Nancy Renee Braun and line producer Jenny Gersten.
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 with story by Michael McDowell and Larry Wilson. The smash hit comedy was directed by Tim Burton and starred Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O’Hara and Winona Ryder.
Tickets for Broadway’s Beetlejuice are now one sale for performance through Sunday, January 5, 2020 and range from $79.00 – 300.00 and are available at www.telecharge.com (212.239.6200) and www.BeetlejuiceBroadway.com. The playing schedule for BEETLEJUICE is: Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 3pm.
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