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
83
Avg Score

95
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoyed the film or like extremely funny and campy shows with wonderful singing, great choreography and good acting. Very fun ride!

Don't see it if You didn’t like the movie or musicals.

78
Fun

See it if Entertaining enough

Don't see it if the music is so-so

84
Raunchy, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You loved the movie but want to see it with a new twist.

Don't see it if You don’t like strobe lights and smoke or raunchy humor.

81
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love fun silly delightful musicals

Don't see it if you like more believable theatre

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

78
Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if you want a fun, slightly naughty show, that doesn't make you think very much, but is enjoyable.

Don't see it if you want it exactly like the movie. It is close, but not identical. Also, if you dislike profanity.

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.

79
Disappointing, Pg-13, Theme park-y, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if you want a commercial Broadway show that checks all the boxes. You enjoyed the movie. Crazy sets, costumes, props. Kritzer steals the show.

Don't see it if you are a movie purist (plot changes made BJ a hero by the end), very theme park feeling, music all sounded the same. Not suitable for kids.

Also I wanted to love this production but just couldn't. I had an enjoyable... Read more Read less

89
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if You want to laugh, devilishly, throughout. Fans of the movie shouldn't miss this unique theatrical version that won't bore for even a minute

Don't see it if If you hated the movie & are looking for a drama or something other than a great set, songs, & witty lyrics, performed by a talented cast.

79
Silly, Quirky, Great staging, Funny

See it if You like the movie. Are a fan of Alex Brightman. Like musicals with eye popping sets,fun costumes. Like light hearted shows with great casts

Don't see it if You want to see classic broadway. You want something deep or profound. You want a memorable score. You take yourself too seriously

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.

75
Relevant, Great singing, Clever, Funny

See it if You like funny musicals or enjoyed the movie

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor or are offended by profanity

Also Was okay. Liked the movie version better.

88
Excellent performances, Great lighting, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to have a good time.

Don't see it if Fast-paced, fast-talking silly fun is not your style.

Also We had such a good time. Alex Brightman works his socks off.

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

70
Fun, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like clever stage effects and just no-brainer fun. Cast is very talented.

Don't see it if you never liked the movie or if you're looking for a more thoughtful evening.

79
Confusing, Dizzying, Hilarious, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you enjoy fun musical comedy. No Hamilton or Oklahoma here; very funny and inventive staging/design

Don't see it if you want a literate play/musical. It's closer to Book of Mormon but not anywhere near as outrageous.

Also The first act is very very funny, the second drags on and gets rather ... Read more Read less

75
Disappointing, Funny, Great staging, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you want a fairly average 'dark' modern musical, or if you love the film - a lot of big fans in the audience seemed to love it. For me, Ok?

Don't see it if you want groundbreaking theatre, or get offended by foul language. Don't go expecting to be amazed

Also Foul language throughout, which was fine, but does mean it makes it ha... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Hilarious, Funny, Clever

See it if Love the classic and wouldn't mind a modern take on it.

Don't see it if You want a 100% faithful adaptation to the movie.

74
Hilarious, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if Special effects excite you and you want to be entertained.

Don't see it if You prefer a show with a well-rounded book and score.

75
Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you are looking for great stagecraft. This has absolutely spectacular sets, costumes, lighting and special effects.

Don't see it if you expect great music. Most of this is generic show tunes. But really well staged, so you wont be bored.

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.

85
Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of the movie (does it justice!) or like campy musical comedies. Alex Brightman is born for this role and deserves the Tony.

Don't see it if You hated the movie, this may not be for you. If you prefer dramas, you might want to pass as well. It's very dark and funny.

80
Funny, Ambitious, Great singing, Great staging, Clever

See it if you liked the movie (although it isn't the same story) or want to see a more "over the top" musical. Very good acting and singing.

Don't see it if you don't like silly musicals.There are a couple touching moments, but that isn't what defines this show.

80
Funny, Indulgent, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You loved the movie and want to see a quirky and inventive retelling of the story with dark humor, impressive sets and costumes, and puppets

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy raucous comedy or silly antics. The show is fairly hyperkinetic.


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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