The highly-acclaimed Broadway show Beetlejuice has announced its final show on the Great White Way next year.
Since its opening, the show, which is based on Tim Burton’s 1988 film, has been a smash-hit – even breaking the Winter Garden Theatre Box Office Record for performances during the week ending on December 1, BroadwayWorld notes. However, Beetlejuice will officially close its curtains on Broadway on June 6, 2020. The final block of tickets is on sale through the closing date.
Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures announced on Monday that Beetlejuice will head out on a National Tour across the U.S. in fall 2021. The show’s closing will also make way for the 2020 revival of The Music Man with Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, the New York Times reports, which will open at the Winter Garden Theatre next fall.
Beetlejuice follows the story of Lydia Deetz, a teenager who is obsessed with the “dead” and stumbles upon a recently-deceased couple that is haunting her new house. She approaches “ghost-with-the-most” to scare her parents, which causes Betelgeuse to devise a plan including exorcism and arrangd marriages. The show opened at the Winter Garden on April 25 and featured the Tony-nominated actor Alex Brightman in the lead role, followed by Sophia Anne as Carusa and Kerry Butler as Barbara.
Over the past year, its presence on Broadway has only increased. After the musical’s Tony Awards performance, sales have increased over 17 consecutive weeks, with the average ticket price rising during that time period.