The Netherworld is on the go! Broadway's Beetlejuice has embarked on its first national tour, setting off from Paducah, Kentucky's Caron Center December 1—and now we have a first look at the new production.
Justin Collette, Britney Coleman, and Will Burton lead the company as Beetlejuice, Barbara Maitland, and Adam Maitland, respectively, along with Kate Marilley as Delia, Abe Goldfarb as Ortho, Karmine Alers as Maxine Dean/Juno, Isabella Esler as Lydia Deetz, Jesse Sharp as Charles, Danielle Marie Gonzalez as Miss Argentina, Brian Vaughn as Maxie Dean, and Jackera Davis as the Girl Scout.
Rounding out the ensemble are Michael Biren, Ryan Breslin, Juliane Godfrey, Morgan Harrison, Matthew Michael Janisse, Kenway Ho Wai K. Kua, Sean McManus, Lee N Price, Nevada Riley, Trevor Michael Schmidt, Lexie Dorsett Sharp, and CorBen Williams.
Based on the cult-favorite, Tim Burton-directed 1988 film, Beetlejuice tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and
Betelgeuse 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.
Tony winner Alex Timbers (Moulin Rouge!) directs, with an original score by Tony nominee Eddie Perfect (King Kong) and a book by Tony nominees Scott Brown and Anthony King. Music supervision, orchestrations, and incidental music are by Kris Kukul, and choreography is by Connor Gallagher.
The creative team also includes Tony-nominated scenic designer David Korins, Tony-winning costume designer William Ivey Long, Tony-winning lighting designer Kenneth Posner, Tony-winning sound designer Peter Hylenski, Tony-nominated projection designer Peter Nigrini, puppet designer Michael Curry, special effects designer Jeremy Chernick, hair and wig designer Charles G. LaPointe, and make-up designer Joe Dulude II. Casting is by The Telsey Office.
The musical will play its final performance at Broadway's Marquis Theatre January 8, 2023. Beetlejuice originally opened in 2019 at the Winter Garden Theatre, earning eight Tony nominations. The show closed during the pandemic Broadway shutdown, returning to Broadway in April 2022, taking a new home at the Marquis Theatre. Alex Brightman reprised his performance as the titular poltergeist opposite newcomer Elizabeth Teether as Lydia.
For a full tour itinerary, visit BeetlejuiceBroadway.com.