Already closed | 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!

2h 30m | Already closed | Winter Garden Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (1141)


Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Clever, Great singing
Avg Score

Dizzying, Funny, Delightful, Resonant, Great staging

See it if You liked the movie. You like great set design. You like a fun show with a great cast.

Don't see it if You lost a parent and that is going to be a hard theme for you to deal with.

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

Also After seeing some of the mediocre reviews for the show, my expectation... Read more Read less

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.

Raunchy, Fluffy, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want an irreverent take on a modern classic; you enjoy Alex Brightman; you don't mind style over substance; you enjoy inventive staging

Don't see it if you are an originalist for the movie; you don't like self-referential musicals; you like excellent songs; you expect kid-friendly language

Also Look, I went in expecting to hate this show, and I didn't, so that's g... Read more Read less

Enchanting, Hilarious, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a fun show and leave your trouble at home.

Don't see it if you want to see a play.

Dizzying, Indulgent, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if Much better than expected ... pure and unadulterated entertainment. Alex Brightman and Leslie Kritzer delight.

Don't see it if Lacking a funny bone, looking for more than entertainment, easily offended should look elsewhere...give a chance and be enchanted.

Great acting, Great singing, Clever, Great staging

See it if You want an evening of fun and fantasy, if you loved the movie and are a fan of Alex Brightman. The large theater was packed!

Don't see it if You prefer drama to musicals.

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.

Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Absorbing, Irreverent

See it if You are a fan of the source material. Enjoy humor that break the fourth wall. Want to see a very solid adaptation.

Don't see it if You have little tolerance for pieces that have self-referential humor. Dislike macabre humor.

Also "I did my dissertation on death... I have a fair collection of... deat... Read more Read less

Raunchy, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want a hilarious night of theatre. Alex Brightman and Sophie Anne Caruso are SUPERB. The sets and effects are out of this world.

Don't see it if you do not like raunchy humor. This show is pretty R rated. The music is nothing special but it works because of the energy on stage.

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.

Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like out of the norm stories that are pure fun. I never saw the movie but, somehow, I don't think I would like it as much.

Don't see it if You're not into strange, over the top Musical comedies.

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.

Funny, Hilarious, Great singing, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if Best lead and support cast and all are given numbers which highlight their strengths; often laugh out loud funny

Don't see it if Amount of plot needed to complete story leads to a relentless frenetic energy without an organic path; Arguably assumes you saw movie

Quirky, Indulgent, Fluffy, Dizzying, Disappointing

See it if you want to see impressive crafts - costumes, set, hair/makeup, and lighting are all top-notch.

Don't see it if you want to see a good show. This is over-the-top and loud with characters you feel no connection to and a story that goes on too long.

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

Entertaining, Great staging, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you are looking for a fun evening Great cast in a fine adaptation of the Tim Burton film. An old fashioned musical in the best sense of term

Don't see it if Broad comedy is not your thing

Raunchy, Quirky, Hilarious, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You liked the movie, if you like off-the-wall humor, something totally outrageous

Don't see it if If you can't suspend belief for 2 hours, if you didn't like the movie

Also I didn't expect to like this show. I didn't think anyone could play th... Read more Read less

Quirky, Confusing, Ambitious, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to see a wonderful sets and costumes and magical effects in a show with great acting and singing. The younger people loved it.

Don't see it if you want to see an typical musical with Broadway type songs and not suitable to a younger audience. The basic plot is confusing.

Entertaining, Quirky, Great staging, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if If you want to laugh. I liked the show even better than the movie.

Don't see it if If you dont want to laugh, prefer plays, or arent interested in seeing a show about life and death

Banal, Quirky, Insipid, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy being tortured by bad songs. The cast is just fine--too bad the material they were given is so bad. Just awful

Don't see it if you like shows with a good score; they manage to even mangle the Harry Belafonte classics here.

Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You are a big fan of the movie and want to see how it transfers to the stage. Hilarious, clever, great performances by Alex al.

Don't see it if You don't know about the movie, don't have a sense of humor and don't want to see a show about death.

Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of the movie, or want to see a fun show with a nomination worthy set design.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of the movie, or if you don't like comical fluffy entertainment.

Irreverent, Funny, Entertaining

See it if an exciting, hilarious adventure to "the other side".A robust serving of dark humor,magic,& silliness.Alex Brightman rocks as Beetlejuice!

Don't see it if go see the fantastic scenic design and costumes. A deserved homage to Tim Burton.Escape reality ,and be delighted by this whimsical show.

Also Alex Brightman is one of the most charismatic actors on Broadway right... Read more Read less

Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if you like dark and off beat theater. Great patter dialogue. Cast excellent. Super funny. Wonderful tunes.

Don't see it if You prefer jukebox or old fashioned musicals.

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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