Broadway’s spooktacular hit, “BEETLEJUICE,” has done the unthinkable! In a mere 37 weeks of its North American tour, the musical has not only captivated over 800,000 audience members but also achieved full financial recoupment during its recent Denver engagement. This accomplishment speaks volumes, echoing the musical’s contagious energy that has resonated with audiences across cities.
Since its tour kickoff on December 7, 2022, at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre, “BEETLEJUICE” has been a top draw, consistently topping the grossing charts of Broadway tours. The show’s unprecedented appeal broke box-office records for one-week engagements in both Minneapolis and Tampa, indicative of its magnetic allure.
The musical’s narrative spins around Lydia Deetz, a teenager with a peculiar charm, whose life takes a turn into the extraordinary when she encounters a ghostly couple and the stripe-loving demon, Beetlejuice. Their adventures spiral into an uproarious journey filled with laughter, love, and life lessons, set against a backdrop of fantastical pandemonium.
The creative ensemble behind “BEETLEJUICE” is a roster of Broadway’s finest. Directed by Tony Award winner Alex Timbers, the musical flaunts an original score by Eddie Perfect, and a book by Scott Brown and Anthony King. The production is replete with imaginative scenery by David Korins, whimsical costumes by William Ivey Long, and vibrant lighting by Kenneth Posner, among other theatrical visionaries.
Originally opening at the Winter Garden Theatre on April 25, 2019, “BEETLEJUICE” quickly became a Broadway sensation, spurred by its Drama Desk-winning scenic design and eight Tony Award nominations. The musical’s journey on Broadway, spanning 679 performances, was a tale of revival and triumph, propelled further by a viral Tony Awards performance and a TikTok frenzy, drawing in a whole new demographic of Broadway enthusiasts.
The musical’s soundtrack has also seen staggering success, with digital streams soaring past the billion mark globally, a testament to the show’s enduring popularity.
The tour is expected to continue its haunty jaunt through North America with scheduled stops through June 2024 in major cities, including Chicago, Cincinnati, and Dallas. Fans can catch the ghostly extravaganza returning for a holiday engagement in Charlotte.
“BEETLEJUICE” has proven to be more than just a musical; it’s a cultural phenomenon that transcends the stage, weaving its way into the hearts of fans new and old. With its blend of heart, humor, and the supernatural, “BEETLEJUICE” stands as a testament to the power of live theater and its ability to bring stories to life in the most fantastical ways imaginable.
For those yearning for a dose of the extraordinary, the full tour schedule and ticket information are available at beetlejuicebroadway.com/tour. Don’t miss the chance to say his name three times and summon the unforgettable experience that is “BEETLEJUICE”!
Source: Broadway World
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