Tony nominee Alex Brightman has shared via Instagram that he is out of Broadway's Beetlejuice following a concussion sustained during a recent performance.
Brightman must wait for approval from the doctor before taking the stage again, making it unclear when or if he will return to the show. The musical is scheduled to play its final performance January 8 at the Marquis Theatre.
Based on Tim Burton’s cult favorite 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.
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Alex Timbers directs the musical, which features an original score by Tony nominee Eddie Perfect, 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.
Illusions are by Michael Weber while dance arrangements are by David Dabbon. Also serving are Rachel Bauder as production stage manager, Catie Davis as associate director, Nancy Renee Braun as associate choreographer, and Jenny Gersten as line producer. Casting is by Telsey + Company and Rachel Hoffman and music producing is by Matt Stine.
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Beetlejuice debuted on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre March 28, 2019 where it opened April 25. Its initial engagement earned eight Tony award nominations. Following the COVID-19 shutdown, the show returned to Broadway—and brought the largest sandworm on the Broadway stage and the Netherworld back with it, re-opening April 8, 2022 at the Marquis Theatre with Brightman reprising the role of the titular poltergeist opposite newcomer Elizabeth Teeter (The Crucible, The Audience) as Lydia Deetz.
To tickets and more information, visit BeetlejuiceBroadway.com.