The Netherworld has announced who will lead Beetlejuice's previously announced North American tour. The tour will kick off in San Francisco December 7-31 at the Gate Theatre.
The tour's initial casting features Broadway alums including Justin Collette (School of Rock) who will star as resident poltergeist Beetlejuice, joined by Britney Coleman (Company) as Barbara Maitland, Will Burton (Hello, Dolly!) as Adam Maitland, Kate Marilley (Flying Over Sunset) as Delia, Abe Goldfarb (Beetlejuice) as Ortho, Karmine Alers (Rent) as Maxine Dean/Juno.
Along with Collette, Isabella Esler will lead the cast as Lydia Deetz in her professional debut. Rounding out current casting are Jesse Sharp (The Addams Family) as Charles, Danielle Marie Gonzalez (Clueless: The Musical) as Miss Argentina, Brian Vaughn (She Loves Me) as Maxie Dean, and Jackera Davis as the Girl Scout in her national tour debut. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
Additional tour stops will be made beginning in 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Rochester, New York; Pittsburgh, PA; Greenville, South Carolina; Columbus, Ohio; East Lansing, Michigan; Buffalo, New York; Charlotte, North Carolina; Durham, North Carolina; Greensboro, North Carolina; Providence, Rhode Island; Boston, Massachusetts; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Orlando, Florida; Los Angeles, California; San Jose, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Diego, California; Tempe, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Des Moines, Iowa.
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, and the biggest sandworm Broadway has ever seen.
Tony winner Alex Timbers directs on the musical on Broadway, 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.
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.
Broadway's Beetlejuice has announced its final performance will be January 8, 2023 at the Marquis Theatre. The musical 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 Marqus Theatre with Tony nominee Alex Brightman reprising the role of the titular poltergeist opposite newcomer Elizabeth Teeter (The Crucible, The Audience) as Lydia Deetz.
For tickets and more information, visit BeetlejuiceBroadway.com.