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Broadway's 'Beetlejuice' Is Closing as Theater Owners Are Forcing It to Leave

The Broadway musical Beetlejuice had some rocky weeks this year at the box office, but it recently had a big turnaround and has become a huge hit… though this is sadly not enough to save the show.

The show will be ending its Broadway run on June 6, 2020 as the owners of the Winter Garden Theatre are forcing it to leave to make room for the upcoming production of The Music Man, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster.

“It’s sad and a shame, and also, in its own way, historic,” co-producer Hal Luftig told the New York Times. “I don’t think there’s ever been a case when a show has turned itself around in such a fashion and then has to leave its theater.”

The producers of Beetlejuice are hoping to find another theater, but a move for a show as elaborate as Beetlejuice is extremely expensive. The show’s investors likely won’t make their money back now as the June closing date won’t allow for enough time to recoup the full $21 million capitalization.

“It’s disappointing,” said Mark Kaufman, the executive vice president of Warner Bros. Theater Ventures. “We took the time and we built a hit, and now we’re going to have our life at this theater cut short.”

The Shubert Organization, which is the company that owns the Winter Garden Theatre, has something in all contracts called a “stop clause” that will allow them to kick a show out of its theater if the show’s grosses fall below a certain level for two weeks in a row. Beetlejuice hit its stop clause in June 2019, before the big rebound. At that time, the Shuberts agreed to let The Music Man open in the theater over a year later.

You can buy tickets now to see Beetlejuice on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre through June 6!

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Catherine O'Hara Channels 'Beetlejuice' at Tony Awards 2019!

Catherine O’Hara is feeling a little nostalgic!

The 65-year-old actress paid homage to her 1988 film Beetlejuice as she hit the stage at the 2019 Tony Awards on Sunday (June 9) Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Catherine O’Hara

Also stepping out for the awards show were Kerry Butler and Leslie Kritzer – who star in the new Broadway musical version of Beetlejuice.

Bettlejuice is nominated tonight for Best Musical.

The Tonys are airing RIGHT NOW on CBS with host James Corden!

10+ pictures inside of the stars at the awards show…More Here! »

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Get Your First Look at 'Beetlejuice' on Broadway with These Pics!

The new musical Beetlejuice, based on the beloved Tim Burton movie, is now playing on Broadway and the first official production photos have been released!

Tony nominee Alex Brightman stars in the title role while newcomer Sophia Anne Caruso, who is already a two-time Lortel Award nominee, plays Lydia.

Beetlejuice tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and Beetlejuice, a demon with a thing for stripes. When Lydia calls on Beetlejuice to scare away anyone with a pulse, this double-crossing specter unleashes a (Nether)world of pandemonium, and the biggest sandworm Broadway has ever seen.

Also starring in the new production are Kerry Butler, Rob McClure, Leslie Kritzer, and more. The official opening night is on April 25!

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'Mean Girls' Broadway Cast Album - Stream & Download!

The complete Original Broadway Cast Recording for Mean Girls is out now and you can listen to it here!

The music for the Broadway show was written by Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin and is Tony-nominated for Best Original Score.

The musical is running right now in New York City and it stars Erika Henningsen (Cady Heron), Taylor Louderman (Regina George), Ashley Park (Gretchen Wieners), Kate Rockwell (Karen Smith), Barret Wilbert Weed (Janis), Grey Henson (Damian) and Kerry Butler (Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George).

Get your tickets now to see Mean Girls on Broadway and listen to the music by downloading it on iTunes or streaming it below from Spotify.

Andrew Garfield & Joshua Jackson Suit Up for Actors Fund Gala 2018

Andrew Garfield and Joshua Jackson are looking dapper at the 2018 Actors Fund Gala!

The 34-year-old Hacksaw Ridge actor and the 39-year-old The Affair star stepped out for the event held at Marriott Marquis Times Square on Monday (May 14) in New York City.

The gala was held to honor leaders in the performing arts and entertainment community.

They were joined by Lauren Ridloff, Kenny Leon, Denise Gough, John Riddle, Jelani Alladin, Annette Bening, Warren Beatty, Uma Thurman, and Mandy Gonzalez.


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, Clinton Kelly, Cheech Manohar, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Anthony Boyle, Kerry Butler, Mandy Patinkin, and Lorne Michaels also stepped out to show their support.

35+ pictures inside of Andrew Garfield and Joshua Jackson at the event… More Here! »

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Tina Fey Gets Support from 'Mean Girls' Broadway Cast at Variety's Power of Women Event!

Tina Fey is surrounded by her Mean Girls on Broadway team while walking the carpet at Variety’s 2018 Power of Women: New York held at Cipriani Wall Street on Friday (April 13) in New York City.

The honoree was joined by the show’s female stars Erika Henningsen (Cady), Taylor Louderman (Regina), Ashley Park (Gretchen), Kate Rockwell (Karen), Barrett Wilbert Weed (Janice), and Kerry Butler (Mrs. Norbury), and the show’s lyricist Nell Benjamin. Another Broadway star in attendance was Frozen‘s Patti Murin.

During her speech, Tina opened up about her vow to get more women in the writer’s room.

“The community of women that I work with have always inspired me to do better. To be the best I can be, if not better,” she said. “I made a vow to myself to not accept that privilege of being the only woman in the room, to make sure I was not a cappuccino machine and to use any power I had to create opportunity for others.”

FYI: Tina is wearing a Gabriela Hearst dress and bag.

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