Broadway's Beetlejuice, which originally played the Winter Garden Theatre, reopened April 8 at the Marquis Theatre. Reprising the role of the titular poltergeist is Tony nominee Alex Brightman, who stars opposite Elizabeth Teeter (The Crucible, The Audience), the show's new Lydia Deetz.
Returning with Brightman are Tony nominee Kerry Butler, David Josefsberg, Obie winner Adam Dannheisser, Lortel winner Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, Kelvin Moon Loh, Danny Rutigliano, and Dana Steingold.
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.
New to the show along with Teeter are Michelle Aravena (A Bronx Tale, Rocky) as Miss Argentina and Zonya Love (The Color Purple) as Maxine Dean/Juno. The cast also includes Kate Bailey, Will Blum, Ryan Breslin, Natalie Charle Ellis, Brooke Engen, Eric Anthony Johnson, Andrew Kober, Elliott Mattox, Mateo Melendez, Ramone Owens, Commodore C. Primous III, Nevada Riley, and Graham Stevens.
See inside opening night below:
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.
The creative team also includes scenic designer David Korins, costume designer William Ivey Long, lighting designer Kenneth Posner, sound designer Peter Hylenski, projection designer Peter Nigrini, puppet designer Michael Curry, special effects designer Jeremy Chernick, hair and wig designer Charles G. LaPointe, make-up designer Joe Dulude II, and physical movement coordinator Lorenzo Pisoni.
Illusions are by Michael Weber while dance arrangements are by David Dabbon. Also serving on the production/creative team are Rachel Vauder 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.
Broadway's Marquis welcomed the show to its new home by soliciting artwork from fans last month to be featured on a gallery wall outside of the theatre between 46th and 47th Streets. Beetlejuice originally opened April 25, 2019, at the Winter Garden Theatre, going on to be nominated for eight Tony awards in its initial engagement.