Shubert Organisation, the largest landlord on Broadway, has ordered Beetlejuice to vacate the Winter Garden Theatre, where its last performance will be on June 6. Next on the cards is a revival of The Music Man, a heavily promoted project from producer Scott Rudin that stars one of Broadway's most reliable audience draws: Hugh Jackman. The ouster of a show that is doing well reflects the high demand for theatre space at a time when Broadway is booming. The producers of Beetlejuice, linked to the theatrical arm of Warner, are hoping to find another New York venue, but the show's elaborate set would make such a move expensive. They are also planning a North American tour starting in and exploring productions in Britain and Australia. The stage musical is adapted from a Warner movie, directed by Tim Burton, about a Goth girl and a pushy poltergeist warring within a haunted house. In setting a deadline for the musical to leave, Shubert is invoking a "stop clause" that allows it to oust a show whose grosses fall below an agreed-upon level for two weeks in a row. Invoking such a clause is not unprecedented, but what makes this situation unusual is that although Beetlejuice fell below the specified level last May, its grosses have since rebounded. Shubert notified Beetlejuice producers in June - after the Tony Awards - that it had hit the stop clause. By the time the show rebounded, the Winter Garden Theatre was already committed to its next tenant.
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Join StageAgent today and unlock amazing theatre resources and opportunities. Research Playwrights, Librettists, Composers and Lyricists. Browse Theatre Writers. Based on the film of the same name, Beetlejuice tells the story of the demon bio-exorcist, Betelgeuse, in his pursuit to be seen by the living again. When Barbara and Adam Maitland fall though the floor of their beloved home, Betelgeuse sees this as his opportunity to get what he wants. If these recently deceased can get a living human to say his name three times, he will be set free. His plan is quickly thrown off when one of the new members of the house is Lydia, a quick-witted and sharp-tongued girl. She tests Betelgeuse in a way he never imagined as well as befriending the Maitlands. As expected, chaos ensues as this crazy cast of characters finds their way to freedom and happiness, dead or alive.
It is based on Tim Burton's film of the same name. When Lydia calls on Beetlejuice to scare away anyone with a pulse, he comes up with the perfect plan involving exorcism, arranged marriage and the biggest sandworms Broadway has ever seen. Beetlejuice then explains to the audience that he is a demon from hell and needs someone alive to say his name 3 times, so he can be seen by everyone and spread fear. After this, we are introduced to Adam and Barbara Maitland, a perfectly normal, slightly boring couple who are considering having a baby and starting a family.