David Josefsberg, last seen on Broadway in The Prom, joins the company of Beetlejuice beginning September 24. He takes on the role of Adam Maitland in the musical adaptation, currently playing the Winter Garden Theatre.
The actor replaces Tony nominee Rob McClure, who took his final bow as the kind-hearted ghost September 22. McClure will go on to star in the world premiere of the Mrs. Doubtfire musical at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, having recently headlined a reading of the Broadway-aimed show.
Prior to The Prom, Josefsberg appeared on Broadway in Waitress, An Act of God, Honeymoon in Vegas (alongside McClure), Motown, The Wedding Singer, Grease, and Les Misérables.
Beetlejuice, featuring a score by Eddie Perfect and a book by Scott Brown and Anthony King, also stars Alex Brightman as Beetlejuice, Sophia Anne Caruso as Lydia, Kerry Butler as Barbara, Adam Dannheisser as Charles, and Leslie Kritzer as Delia.
Alex Timbers directs the staging, which earned eight Tony Award nods including Best Musical earlier this year.