Warner Bros. is Developing a BEETLEJUICE Musical For Broadway
The classic 1988 Tim Burton film Beetlejuice is now being adapted into a Broadway musical by Warner Bros. Theater Ventures. I don't recall anyone asking for a Beetlejuice musical, but it's happening and it will make its world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. in October.
I love the movie Beetlejuice, but I'm not sure what to think about it being turned into a musical. The music and lyrics come from Eddie Perfect, the Australian actor-writer-composer who’s also working on the musical version of King Kong. The musical is also being developed by Scott Brown and Anthony King (Broad City), director Alex Timbers (Rocky, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and choreography by Connor Gallagher (The Robber Bridegroom).
They also brought on the design team behind The Lion King to work on the puppets, sets, and costumes that will be used in the Beetlejuice musical. So, at least we know that the show will be visually stunning. This whole thing could actually end up being really fun, but we'll just have to wait and see. I'm sure it'll look great, I just don't know if it will work as a musical.
Some of the other theatrical projects that Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has produced include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a musical version of Dave and a play adaptation of Dog Day Afternoon.
What do you all think about Beetlejuice being adapted into a Broadway musical?