The long, strange journey of the Beetlejuice musical has just added a new, odder chapter to the story.
Beetlejuice had its final performance on March 11, 2020 when all Broadway musicals shut their doors due to the Coronavirus. It seemed to be a death knell for the musical as it was already set to lose its theater.
Due to a clause in the contract with the Winter Garden Theatre, the musical had dipped below its attendance threshold to keep the venue before it gained wide popularity. Hugh Jackman’s revival of the The Music Man was set to move in in the fall of 2020, and a new home for Beetlejuice wasn’t coming together as it has extremely elaborate set needs.
Now, thanks to the long delay of closures, the Marriott Marquis theater has become available and it can accommodate Beetlejuice‘s set needs.
“We are overjoyed to be able to bring ‘The Ghost with The Most’ back to Broadway and are looking forward to seeing all our ‘Beetlejuice’ fans this spring at the Marriott Marquis,” the show’s producers Mark Kaufman and Kevin McCormick said in a statement. “We sincerely thank the ‘Beetlejuice’ fans; it is because of their support that we will be able to blow the roof off the Marquis Theatre three times over with fun and laughter, laughter and laughter!”