While we still sit here wondering if a sequel to Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice will ever actually get off the ground, we’ve learned that the “ghost with the most” will be returning to life on the stage this coming Halloween season for an official musical!
Via Deadline, the musical adaptation of Tim Burton’s film will make its world premiere next October in a pre-Broadway run at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Casting has not yet been announced, but two-time Tony nominee Alex Timbers (Mozart in the Jungle) is on board to direct.
The site further details…
“Produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Langley Park Productions, the musical will feature an original score by Eddie Perfect (King Kong) and a book by Scott Brown and Anthony King (Broad City). Connor Gallagher (The Robber Bridegroom) will choreograph, with scenic design by David Korins (Hamilton), costumes by William Ivey Long (The Producers), lighting design by Kenneth Posner (Kinky Boots), sound design by Peter Hylenski (Frozen), projection design by Peter Nigrini (Dear Evan Hansen), puppet design by Michael Curry (The Lion King), special effects by Jeremy Chernick (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), and “illusions” by Michael Weber (Forrest Gump).”