Thursday, May 30, 2024

Say It Three Times: “Beetlejuice” Is Coming Back to Broadway After “The Music Man” Chased it Away


Say it three times: “Beetlejuice” is coming back to Broadway.

The hit musical exited Broadway in March 2020 because of the pandemic. But it was going to close anyway because it was losing the Winter Garden Theater to “The Music Man.”

But “Beetlejuice” was a box office hit, and doing better than the other shows it opened with. Indeed, “Tootsie” stole its thunder and then wound up closing!

I loved “Beetlejuice,” I recommend it to everyone, and can’t wait to see it again. Alex Brightman and company are just super! I hope he’s coming back with the show.

Details to come…First performance April 8th at the Marriott Marquis Theater. See you there!

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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