We may be no closer to that Beetlejuice sequel finally becoming reality, but the characters will at least be returning in a Broadway musical later this year. Variety reports today that the roles Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder made famous in Tim Burton’s movie have been cast, with Alex Brightman as Beetlejuice and Sophia Anne Caruso as Lydia Deetz.
“As in the film, Lydia and her family move into an idyllic country home that is haunted by a recently deceased couple and an obnoxious demon. The ghosts and the teen form a connection that helps them scare Lydia’s unendurable parents away.”
The site notes that the musical, prior to its Broadway engagement, will have a trial run at the National Theatre in Washington D.C. It begins on Oct. 14 and officially opens on Nov. 4.
“Beetlejuice” is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (“Peter and the Starcatcher”), with choreography by Connor Gallagher (“The Robber Bridegroom”), an original score by Eddie Perfect (“King Kong”) and a book by Scott Brown and Emmy Award nominee Anthony King (“Broad City”).