Beetlejuice musical set to premiere on Broadway in October

After a long gestation, the musical adaptation of Beetlejuice has locked in its world premiere run t the National Theatre in Washington, DC in October.

Finally set for an official launch, the announcement came Wednesday, that the musical comedy based on Tim Burton’s 1988 film of the same name, will make its debut in DC.

The musical adaptation is said to be a “ruder, raunchier, and frankly, more repellant” version of Burton’s film.

Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher) will direct the production that will be choreographed by Connor Gallagher (The Robber Bridegroom), with an original score by Eddie Perfect (King Kong) and a book by Scott Brown and Emmy nominee Anthony King (Broad City).

Beetlejuice tells the story of death-obsessed teenager Lydia, who has just moved into a house haunted by a recently deceased couple and one obnoxious ghost.

After Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which didn’t do so well on Broadway, Beetlejuice marks the latest, high-profile Broadway bet for Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures.