Ends Jun 06 | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Beetlejuice (Broadway)

From 1,141 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Clever, Great singing

About the show

The ghost-with-the-most comes to life on stage in this new musical based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film. Directed by Alex Timbers ("Moulin Rouge!"). More…

"Beetlejuice" tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes. Under its surface (six feet under, to be exact), it’s a touching show about family, love, and making the most of every Day-O!


Member Reviews (1141)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Clever, Great singing

65
Not kid friendly, Story is a mess, Forgettable music, Great lighting, Cool set

See it if You are in the mood for a design spectacle. Set and lights are the only redeeming features of this mess of a musical.

Don't see it if You want a cogent and well written musical. You are looking for a family friendly outing. This is raunchy.

67
Overrated, Dated, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love the movie. While it doesn't follow the exact plot, it is basically nostalgia on stage.

Don't see it if you are looking for great writing or staging. While I liked the cast, there is only so much to work with.

60
Insipid, Quirky, Disappointing, Dated, Confusing

See it if You’re a big fan of Sophia Anne Caruso. She’s 17, was extraordinary in the Nether, Lazarus, Blackbird, and is the only worthwhile thing here

Don't see it if You liked the movie, are a fan of ALL the wasted talent here, or just want a fun night at the theater. It’s just not good.

60
Overrated, Raunchy, Great staging, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if you love Burton-like aesthetics, a big spectacle, the movie, Leslie Kritzer or Alex Brightman.

Don't see it if you want particularly interesting songs or are turned off by humorous talk of death and foul language.

57
Banal, Confusing, Great staging, Insipid, Clever

See it if You like the actors involved and want to see them sell so-so materials and retreaded bits from the movie

Don't see it if You’re expecting the movie onstage - it’s pretty heavily rewritten - or anything truly original or memorable

69
Great staging, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You are a fan of the movie and want to some clever staging. The performers try very hard but can't overcome the dull score and predictable

Don't see it if You want a quiet thought provoking show.

55
Another musical based on an 80s movie... “this is a show about death”

See it if you believe Broadway doesn’t have a soul!

Don't see it if I think I’m personally running out of patience for musicals based on movies! Audience had fun...

Also ... Despite some funny lines, I didn’t have fun. Loved a couple of Sop... Read more Read less

60
Insipid, Disappointing, Banal

See it if I can't find reasons to see it.

Don't see it if you want to see good plays on Broadway.

Also The music was terrible. The singing and the characters were disappoint... Read more Read less

68
Great staging, Annoying, Banal

See it if You want to see phenomenal visual effects and see the fun movie transplanted to Broadway.

Don't see it if You want to be spooked or creeped. Beetlejuice is annoying and beyond irritating. Any part without him was fine

69
Funny, Great singing, Disappointing, Clever

See it if You like the specific cast members or an element of the show (David Korins sets)!

Don't see it if You loved the movie. It’s not the same story line and I felt the new choices didn’t work.

65
Raunchy, Quirky, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if You are familiar with the story, this is like a 'Little Shop of Horrors' experience where you know the words and the plot

Don't see it if You have no idea what it is all about.

63
Cliched, Frenetic, Great staging, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you are a superfan of the movie. you want to see leslie kritzer's killer comic chops. you want to see incredible stage design and magic

Don't see it if you expect a musical to have good music. this is an overly busy production that can't decide if it want to be family friendly or for adults

60
Unnecessary, Quirky, Fluffy, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you like the movie enough to forgive a wayward & high-budget adaptation.

Don't see it if you want to have any sort of meaningful thoughts or discussion when the curtain falls.

55
Great singing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you are curious about the adaptation or love the brand...also great DESIGN. Sets, Costumes, Lighting - all are fantastic!

Don't see it if you're expecting more than an excellent THEME PARK SHOW.

64
Great set design, Fluffy, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You want to laugh at a musical and see Alex Brightman in his element.

Don't see it if You don't like campy musicals that poke fun of themselves

Also For a musical about death, this show was very life affirming (more so ... Read more Read less

50
Too bad you can’t hum the set.

See it if You want to see spectacular sets and a bravura performance by Alex Brightman and you like special effects. You are under 12

Don't see it if Have no patience for bad musicals with bad music swimming with special Effects . for all its spectacle its just tedious.

55
Great staging, Raunchy, Quirky, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if Wildly inventive production elements are enough to hold your interest.

Don't see it if Expecting an interesting score or a compelling plot or characters. A little of Alex Brightman goes a long way.

55
Disappointing, Raunchy, Insipid, Great singing, Banal

See it if You can’t get tickets to anything else.

Don't see it if The tickets weren’t free

69
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You liked the movie Alex Brightman a bundle of energy

Don't see it if hated the movie

Also WARNING: Do not get there to early. The Lighting and music waiting for... Read more Read less

69
Raunchy, Fluffy, Dizzying, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you loved the film and the nostalgia factor. It's a big fun production, visually arresting and very over the top!

Don't see it if you are not interested in death or ghosts or campy ridiculous stories about all things haunting.

66
Great singing, Great staging, Funny

See it if The staging and sets are wonderful.The singing keeps you jumping

Don't see it if The story life is very light

65
Well designed, Poorly written, Quirky, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you'd enjoy silly, macabre, vulgar humor with lots of flashy lights, impressive sets, and great costumes. You don't need a strong story.

Don't see it if you'd prefer substance over silliness. You want memorable tunes or incredible choreography. You'd prefer the movie onstage. It isn't.

65
Entertaining, Quirky, Dizzying

See it if You liked the movie. The humor was great, but it did drag in the second half.

Don't see it if Alex Brightman was terrific don't get me wrong but when he wasn't on the stage his absence was noticed. We found ourselves just pining for

Also his return. The songs were pretty forgettable and to be honest I had t... Read more Read less

65
Ambitious, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you are a big fan of the movie.

Don't see it if you want to see a show with great music. so much talent onstage but the material is lacking.

67
Dated, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You like the star. Otherwise I would skip it. Loved the movie. This lacked charm and the costumes looked like a bad h.s. production.

Don't see it if The set was disappointing as were the costumes. The Adams Family worked for me and this didn’t.


April 25th, 2019
"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...
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April 25th, 2019
"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 grea...
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April 25th, 2019
"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...
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April 25th, 2019
"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 o...
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