The pre-Broadway world premiere of the new musical comedy BEETLEJUICE will open the 2018-2019 Broadway at the National season, running for five weeks October 14 – November 18. This will be the second consecutive year the National Theatre opens its season with a pre-Broadway world premiere, following last season’s sold-out engagement of MEAN GIRLS.

It’s showtime, folks! Beetlejuice is ruder, raunchier and frankly, more repellent than ever in this original musical based on Tim Burton’s wonderfully demented film. Directed by Alex Timbers (Moulin Rouge!), BEETLEJUICE tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager obsessed with the whole “being dead thing.” Lucky for Lydia, her new house is haunted by a recently deceased couple and a degenerate demon who happens to have a thing for stripes. When Lydia calls on this ghost-with-the-most to scare away her insufferable parents, Beetlejuice comes up with the perfect plan, which involves exorcism, arranged marriages and an adorable girl scout who gets scared out of her wits. It’s true – great theater IS dead! For more information, visit


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