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

84
Entertaining, Great performances, Goofy

See it if you're a fan of the movie and want to see great stage actors take on the iconic roles

Don't see it if you don't like dark humor or really didn't like the film, or expect amazingly memorable songs

Also The crowd LOVED it, made the show a much better experience. Great ener... Read more Read less

81
Clever, Quirky, Funny, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if You want a fun night out. It’s not like the movie.

Don't see it if You have children with you and do not like big productions

77
Irreverent, Great dancing, Silly, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy silly, farcical shows with a very talented cast singing and dancing their way through a fun musical. Staging is excellent.

Don't see it if you're looking for something serious or thought-provoking as this is just silly, farcical, playful theater with some crude language.

Also One of my friends saw this show during the summer and thought it was o... Read more Read less

84
Slow, Funny, Great staging, Quirky, Great singing

See it if you love the source material, love musicals with strong female leads, or want something that’s family friendly while still slightly raunchy

Don't see it if you aren’t a fan of the source material, are offended by mild sexual humour, or if the supernatural aspects are too weird for you

Also The show should really be called “Lydia,” as it belongs to show-steale... Read more Read less

85
Great staging, Sweet, Entertaining, Fun, Indulgent

See it if you are in for a bit of fun from a fantastically staged version of a well loved film enacted with brio by a set a very competent actors.

Don't see it if you dislike simplistic stories about family dysfunction spiced by the quirky interference of ghosts and other fanciful creatures.

82
Indulgent, Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You love musical theatre, well produced with amazing talent!

Don't see it if You do not like silly plots.

74
Entertaining, Ambitious, Fluffy, Great staging, Funny

See it if You like the movie and are willing to appreciate the efforts and talents of the leading man.

Don't see it if You want to be moved, surprised of enchanted. The play is only 2 and 1/2 hours but plays longer.

82
Riveting, Intense, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You love the source material OR you love the people in it OR you love Tim Burton.

Don't see it if You are looking for cutting edge musical theater or are put off by over the top shows.

19
This is broadway caliber?, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if you like great costumes, puppetry and raunch.

Don't see it if you're expecting a Broadway-worthy musical.

Also The cast is working their a**es off in this show. LOTS of talent on th... Read more Read less

79
Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Great singing

See it if you like big splashy overstuffed musicals and you are a fan of Tim Burton's Beetlejuice.

Don't see it if if you like your musicals with a little more intelligence

Also I don't remember Tim Burton's Beetlejuice so I come to this show with ... Read more Read less

79
Ambitious, Quirky, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you are into quirky stories with bizarre characters singing about death. If you are expecting a recreation of the movie you may not get it.

Don't see it if If you are looking for an intelligent discussion on the paranormal or a philosophical musing on death and the afterlife.

Also I don't remember much of the movie so didn't have a lot to compare it ... Read more Read less

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

85
Quirky, Great singing, Hilarious, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you want to have fun and be entertained. You really love the movie but are okay with story changes, You like over the top silliness.

Don't see it if If you didn't like the movie or are a BJ purist, you don't like silliness and want a serious musical theater experience.

Also Enjoyed this as a family night out with my young adult sons. They love... Read more Read less

89
Quirky, Hilarious, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see the funniest musical since The Book of Mormon , have a great sense of humor and like large musical productions.

Don't see it if you want a traditional Broadway family musical and are offended by raucous humor, some profanity, and off beat story lines.

Also This was a thoroughly entertaining show. The staging was cleverly done... Read more Read less

80
Dizzying, Funny, Fluffy, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you like huge Broadway productions that will never be re-created.

Don't see it if you need to avoid strobes, loud noises and a fair amount of vulgarity.

Also I did not intend to see this but was able to obtain an inexpensive tic... Read more Read less

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

30
Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You're curious to see how they staged/musicalized the film.

Don't see it if You're expecting a great new score.

Also The score is weak. And while the sets and costumes are fun, it's not e... Read more Read less

30
Fluffy, Dizzying, Disappointing

See it if You liked the “Beetlejuice” cartoon in the 90’s. The tone is similar to that, not the film.

Don't see it if You love the film.

Also Adapting a film to the stage rarely works for me unless the score is s... Read more Read less

85
Enjoyable, Hilarious, Kinetic, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you liked the movie and want to laugh out loud listening to creative songs and a very talented cast. You will leave smiling.

Don't see it if you did not like the movie and its premise.

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.

80
Resonant, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You are a fan of the movie but won't be upset with changes, see it if you want to have a fun night out, see it for this cast.

Don't see it if You don't like crude jokes and are just not interested.

71
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You like great scenery and staging. If you appreciate talented actors and fresh young talent in form of young star playing Lydia

Don't see it if You are expecting a deep plot. You don’t want to be in an audience filled with annoying children

85
Fluffy, Raunchy, Quirky, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if you want to be entertained with crazy, kooky fun. The performances are stellar and the staging and choreography are great.

Don't see it if you're looking for high art or serious music, or if you didn't love the movie.

87
Quirky, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if you are a fan of great singing, insanely amazing sets, and clever as h*ll music. Also, the women in this show absolutely slay!

Don't see it if you're expecting an exact copy of the movie. It's a ridiculously delicious homage though & if you loved that, you'll love this.

74
Overrated, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you are a fan of the movie.

Don't see it if you like coherent plots and good music.

Also Truth be told, the audience seemed to love it. I was ready to nod off ... Read more Read less


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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