ALBUM REVIEW: Philly’s Rob McClure stars in BEETLEJUICE Original Cast Recording CD

“Tim Burton’s cult classic is reborn in the deliciously dark and hilarious new musical, with a catchy score by Eddie Perfect and a witty book by Scott Brown and Anthony King.” – Entertainment Weekly

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS AND WARNER RECORDS
PRESENT
“BEETLEJUICE”
ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING
MUSIC & LYRICS BY EDDIE PERFECT
BOOK BY SCOTT BROWN & ANTHONY KING
CD AVAILABLE NOW

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and WARNER RECORDS have announced that the Beetlejuice – Original Broadway Cast Recording is available everywhere today including on CD and all streaming partners. Beetlejuice –the new hit Broadway musical comedy presented by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (Mark Kaufman) and Langley Park Productions (Kevin McCormick) – is currently in performance at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway). The show was nominated for eight 2019 Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” “Best Original Score,” and “Best Book of a Musical. The CD features a 16-page booklet with complete lyrics and synopsis, in addition to liner notes by Jerry Portwood, Digital Editorial Director of Rolling Stone. The album is produced by Matt StineAlex TimbersEddie Perfect, and Kurt Deutsch. To download or stream the album, or order the CD, please visit ghostlightrecords.lnk.to/beetlejuice

The Beetlejuice CD release comes off the heels of the cast album’s continued digital streaming success. The album has seen exponential growth week after week, reaching over 60 million streams, one of the highest streaming Broadway cast albums of the 2019 season. The incredible growth is a result of user-generated content on TikTok, where smash songs like “Say My Name” have been used in over one million videos.

When Beetlejuice opened on Broadway, it was hailed as “an irreverent, funny roller-coaster ride to hell and back” by Newsweek, “a big, fantastical funhouse of Burtonesque magic” by People, and “a bold, shameless, nutty, brassy, rollicking piece of fun” by The Daily Beast. It was called “rowdy, cheeky and gleefully irreverent” by New York Magazine, “a morbidly magical new musical by Billboard, and “screamingly good fun, with off-the-wall humor and endless visuals and aural delights” by Variety.

Beetlejuice is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher), with original music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Eddie Perfect (King Kong), a book by Tony Award nominee Scott Brown (“Castle Rock”)& Emmy Award and Tony Award nominee Anthony King (“Broad City”), music supervision, orchestrations and incidental music by Kris Kukul (Joan of Arc: Into the Fire), and choreography by Connor Gallagher (The Robber Bridegroom).

Beetlejuice stars two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman (School of Rock) in the title role, Theater World Award winner Sophia Anne Caruso(Lazarus) as Lydia, Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler (Mean Girls) as Barbara, Tony Award nominee Rob McClure (Honeymoon In Vegas) as Adam, Obie Award winner Adam Dannheisser (Rock of Ages) as Charles, and three-time Drama Desk Award nominee Leslie Kritzer (The Robber Bridegroom) as Delia, with Jill Abramovitz (Fiddler on the Roof) as Maxine Dean, Kelvin Moon Loh (SpongBob SquarePants) as Otho, Danny Rutigliano (Holiday Inn) as Maxie Dean, and Dana Steingold (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as the Girl Scout, in a cast of 25 that includes Tessa Alves, Gilbert L. Bailey II, Will Blum, Johnny Brantley III, Ryan Breslin, Natalie Charle Ellis, Brooke Engen, Abe Goldfarb, Eric Anthony Johnson, Elliott Mattox, Mateo Melendez, Sean Montgomery, Ramone Owens, Presley Ryan,and Kim Sava.

It’s showtime, folks! The ghost-with-the-most makes his Broadway debut 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 features scenic design by three-time Tony Award nominee David Korins (Hamilton), costume designby six-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long (The Producers), lighting design by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner (Kinky Boots), sound design by five-time Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski (Frozen), projection design by Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Peter Nigrini (Dear Evan Hansen), puppet design by Drama Desk Award winner Michael Curry (The Lion King), special effects design by Jeremy Chernick (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), illusions by Michael Weber (Forrest Gump), hair & wig design by Drama Desk Award nominee Charles G. LaPointe, make-up design by Joe Dulude, physical movement coordinator Lorenzo Pisoni, casting by Telsey + Company and Rachel Hoffman, CSA, dance arrangements by David Dabbon, music producing by Matt Stine, production stage manager Matthew DiCarlo, associate director Catie Davis, associate choreographer Nancy Renee Braun, and line producer Jenny Gersten.

Beetlejuice is produced by Warner Bros. Theatre VenturesLangley Park Productions, Jeffrey Richards, JAM Theatricals, IMG Original Content, Rebecca Gold, Ben Lowy, James L. Nederlander, Warner/Chappell Music INC.,and Zendog Productions in association with DeRoy Federman Productions/42nd.club, Latitude Link, Mary Lu Roffe, Terry Schnuck, Marc Bell & Jeff HollanderJane BergereJoanna CarsonDarren Deverna & Jere HarrisMark S. Golub & David S. GolubThe John Gore OrganizationRuth & Steve HendelLHC Theatrical FundScott H. MauroNetworks PresentationsNo GuaranteesGabrielle PalitzPierce Friedman ProductionsAdrian SalpeterIris Smith, and Triptyk Studios.   

Beetlejuice is based on the 1988 Academy Award®-winning Geffen Company motion picture presented by Warner Bros. and directed by Tim Burton. The smash hit comedy starred Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O’Hara and Winona Ryder with story by Michael McDowell and Larry Wilson.

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 200 records over the past 19 years, featuring some of the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s brightest stars. Founded by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch, Ghostlight has won Grammy Awards for The Band’s Visit, The Book of MormonIn the Heights and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Ghostlight has also released solo albums from Patti LuPone, Kelli O’Hara, Sutton Foster, Billy Porter, and more. The label continues to support the new generation of musical theater composers and has developed extensive relationships with Jason Robert Brown, Michael John LaChiusa, and David Yazbek, as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pasek & Paul, Tom Kitt, Joe Iconis, and Shaina Taub. Ghostlight Records is part of the Arts Music division at Warner Music Group.

“BEETLEJUICE – ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING” TRACK LIST

1. Prologue: Invisible
2. The Whole “Being Dead” Thing
3. Ready, Set, Not Yet
4. The Whole “Being Dead” Thing Pt. 2
5. Dead Mom
6. Fright of Their Lives
7. Ready, Set (Reprise)
8. No Reason
9. Invisible (Reprise)/On the Roof
10. Say My Name
11. Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)/Act I Finale
12. Girl Scout
13. That Beautiful Sound
14. Barbara 2.0
15. What I Know Now
16. Home
17. Creepy Old Guy
18. Jump in the Line

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