Sunday, April 21, 2024

Broadway UPDATE: Beetlejuice Star Sophia Ann Caruso Breaks Her Silence About Exit from Show: “One of the greatest experiences of my life”


Actress Sophia Ann Caruso has broken her silence about her abrupt departure from “Beetlejuice”: “Thank you to my Beetlejuice family! I love you! This has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. Broadway was my dream and It came true!”

Caruso left last Wednesday, which caused a lot of speculation about what happened. Did she quit? Was she fired? I think the thing to remember is that she’s 18, the show is closing in June, and maybe it was just time to move on. A replacement will be announced this week.

I loved “Beetlejuice” the minute I saw it last year. The show received Tony nominations but didn’t get the attention like “Tootsie” did. Nevertheless, “Beetlejuice” prevailed while “Tootsie” closed. In the end, the show proved itself. They’ve been making over $1 million a week. They’re only closing because they’re losing the theater. But you never know, I think if we say “Beetlejuice” three times, it will come back in some form.

And what about Alex Brightman, the star? I can’t wait to see what he does next, as well as Leslie Kritzer, who was robbed of a Tony!

So sing along. Day-o! Some actors come and some actors go!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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