Beetlejuice (Broadway)
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Beetlejuice (Broadway)

Beetlejuice (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(1794 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great staging, Hilarious

About the Show

The ghost-with-the-most comes to life in this rocking musical based on Tim Burton’s beloved film.

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50 Reviews | 3 Followers
Riveting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if you are alive or dead

Don't see it if youre a stick in the mud

57 Reviews | 8 Followers
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like clever writing, awesome acting, singing, and really cool special effects.

Don't see it if you don't like fictional stories or silly musicals

133 Reviews | 38 Followers
Raunchy, Quirky, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you are looking for a really fun time. The show has catchy tunes, an amazing cast, and lots of Tim Burton creep and charm.

Don't see it if you are looking for something family-friendly. There is a lot of dark and adult humor in this show.

55 Reviews | 6 Followers
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You want a true theatrical night of singing and acting

Don't see it if You get offended easily.

108 Reviews | 14 Followers
Hilarious, Must see, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you are looking to laugh the entire show.

Don't see it if you are expecting the movie.

72 Reviews | 32 Followers
Entertaining, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You are a fan of the movie or book... they did a great job adapting this story to stage and the actors performances are amazing.

Don't see it if You are not a fan, are epileptic or have vertigo cuz the lighting can be dizzying at times.

54 Reviews | 12 Followers
Fun!, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you liked the premise of the movie. Definitely a bit weird, but in a good way.

Don't see it if you're looking for something calmer. Was high powered and loud!

350 Reviews | 162 Followers
Clever, Hilarious, Fun, Visually spectacular, Entertaining

See it if you want to have a fun time at the theater. I laughed hysterically throughout. Brightman/Caruso are spectacular and Kritzer steals the show.

Don't see it if you are looking for a straight adaptation of the film or if you are bringing young kids--some humor is for the adults Read more

Critic Reviews (49)

The New York Times
April 25th, 2019
For a previous production

"This show so overstuffs itself with gags, one-liners and visual diversions that you shut down from sensory overload...Brightman and 'Beetlejuice' can indeed sustain this anything-for-a-laugh intensity. And it is not a trait that benefits from prolonged exposure...Here, everybody, including every member of the support cast, has already gone so far over the top that there’s no room for comic contrast. The disheartening moral of 'Beetlejuice' is that when anything goes, nothing much registers."
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Time Out New York
April 25th, 2019
For a previous production

"Whatever else it may or may not be, 'Beetlejuice' is spectacularly weird...there are magic tricks and giant worms and a starkly linear idea of the afterlife that contrasts well with the chaotic world of the living. If only so much of the rest of 'Beetlejuice' were not a busy mess...It looks great, and there are strong performances and some outré laughs, but none of it quite fits together; the tone varies wildly, and skids around on Eddie Perfect’s slipshod score."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 25th, 2019
For a previous production

"True to its source material, it’s loud, it’s cheeky, and it’s all about excess. It’s also—thanks in large part to Alex Brightman’s spot-on performance as the incorrigible titular ghoul—a pretty fun time...The truth is we’re not here for the sweet stuff; we’re here for the mayhem, and the show is at its best when the growling, grinning Brightman is onstage...The musical is supposed to have twin engines, Beetlejuice and Lydia, but only the first is fully firing."
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The Hollywood Reporter
April 25th, 2019
For a previous production

"The show is a loving homage to a wonderfully weird original, reconceived for the stage with eye-popping design, full-throttle performances and a mischievous sense of fun...It's impossible to deny the virtuosic showmanship of lead actor Alex Brightman...The writers struggle to control the reins of their galloping narrative...The musical delivers a unique fan experience for lovers of the movie, and plenty of touches that Burton cultists will appreciate."
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Entertainment Weekly
April 25th, 2019
For a previous production

"Crafted from a group of creative minds who clearly love the source material...There are still second act problems and a song list void of any real bops, but it’s a fun time for the Burton novice and pure fan service for the Burton stans, thanks in large part to the titular puckish undead spirit breathing life into a Broadway experiment that could’ve been dead in the water...The real surprise standout is Kritzer’s Delia. A supporting role, yes, but one she blends with all kinds of comedy."
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April 25th, 2019
For a previous production

"The retooling done since its out-of-town tryout in D.C. gives the latest film-to-musical adaptation fresh snap, surprises and (gasp!) even heart. Sure, the narrative becomes a bit of a cluster-muck in the second act — but mostly it’s just screamingly good fun...The plotting eventually goes completely off the rails, but keeping things entertaining enough are the off-the-wall humor, endless visuals and aural delights, tuneful music and wicked lyrics of Perfect."
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The Wall Street Journal
May 1st, 2019
For a previous production

“This self-described ‘show about death’ bombards us with every piece of theatrical weaponry Timbers and numerous other imagineers could devise...Perfect’s score sounds like a simulacrum of Broadway show music, the cloth cut to fit each occasion, with rising modulations and drawn-out cadences simulating drama...The major impression, ultimately, is not that of a clever romp wickedly testing the limits of the tasteless, but of a repetitive refrain of disgust and disdain."
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The Observer
April 26th, 2019
For a previous production

"The noisy musical...has a garbage strike in Beirut...Aside from the usual cult followers, I suspect this horror will appeal mostly to pretentious grown-ups who discuss the psychological impact of Pee-wee Herman at cocktail parties at the MoMa....It left me with a headache no Excedrin can cure. Weird and macabre...sordid collection of gimmicks, sight gags and desperate jokes...I won’t bother to bore the uninitiated with the details of a plot, since there isn’t one.”
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