‘Beetlejuice’ scores eight Tony Award nominations
It’s showtime, folks! Humans, demons and ghosts from the Netherworld awoke this morning to the tune of eight Tony Award nominations for Warner Bros. Theater Ventures’ production, “Beetlejuice,” including Best New Musical and Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Alex Brightman, who stars as the infamous, stripe-loving demon.
Tony Award Nominations for “Beetlejuice”:
- Best New Musical
- Alex Brightman – Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
- Scott Brown & Anthony King – Best Book of a Musical
- Eddie Perfect – Best New Score
- David Korins – Best Scenic Design of a Musical
- William Ivey Long – Best Costume Design of a Musical
- Peter Hylenski – Best Sound Design of a Musical
- Kenneth Posner & Peter Nigrini – Best Lighting Design of a Musical
The ghost-with-the-most made his Broadway debut earlier this month in this edgy and irreverent musical comedy based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film. “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.
“Beetlejuice” is presented by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (Mark Kaufman) and Langley Park Productions (Kevin McCormick). The show opened on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theater on April 25, 2019. Get tickets here.