Did you ever think Beetlejuice would make a good musical? I mean, the original 1988 film had some good music in it, but does having everyone in it sing make it better? Well, apparently Broadway thinks so.

Beetlejuice musical logo.
When you repeat “The Musical” 3 times, this is what you get.

Variety reports that Beetlejuice is heading to Broadway. No, not the one with Michael Keaton as the titular poltergeist. I’m talking about the musical starring Alex Brightman. Apparently, it got quite a few positive reviews from critics. It’s why this musical is getting an encore back on Broadway.

To be precise: Beetlejuice the Musical will return to Broadway at the Marriott Marquis Theater on April 8, 2022. Tickets for the musical will go on sale starting on October 1, 2021. You can find the tickets once they go up on sale on Broadway.com. Pricing is still unknown at this point, so check back once the tickets go on sale.

Beetlejuice the Musical: Details

Ah, the classic sounds of a poltergeist at work.

This incarnation of Beetlejuice the Musical may or may not be the same as the one that last showed at the Winter Garden Theatre on March 10, 2020. That was their last performance due to a certain COVID-19. However, now it seems that won’t be their last act, especially with their synopsis on Broadway.com:

Directed by Alex Timbers (Moulin Rouge!), Beetlejuice tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes. And under its uproarious surface (six feet under, to be exact), it’s a remarkably touching show about family, love, and making the most of every Day-O!

What we don’t know is if any of the original cast will return, including Alex Brightman, who played Beetlejuice himself. Variety does note that the producers will likely release casting details in the coming weeks. Hopefully, this will satisfy fans until the actual musical goes live at Broadway.


Beetlejuice (the musical, not the original film) will make a return to Broadway on April 8, 2022 at the Marriott Marquis Theater. Tickets will go on sale on October 1, 2021; so check it out on that date for a chance to experience this hilarious fright-fest for yourself. The producers will likely release casting details about this musical in the coming weeks, so check back here once we get them. Possibly from the poltergeist himself, since we’ve said his name way more than 3 times in this one article already.

Source: Variety, Broadway.com