Writing Team Now Secured For Beetlejuice Musical
Warner Brothers, who is currently represented on Broadway with Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, has secured their writing team for their next theatrical endeavor, an adaptation of Beetlejuice as a stage musical.
Beetlejuice will feature a score by Eddie Perfect and a book by Scott Brown and Anthony King. This new team joins the previously announced Alex Timbers (Pictured Right) who is already signed on as director for the production. An Actor’s Equity casting notice listed the newest team members who have not been confirmed by Warner Brothers yet at this time. A staged reading of the piece will take place in May. Kris Kukul, who is currently represented with Joan Of Arc: Into The Fire at the public, is set to musical direct. No casting has been announced at this time but Three-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald played the title rile in a previous reading.
Eddie Perfect (Pictured Left) is an Australian singer/song writer, comedian, writer and actor who is best known for his role as Mick Holland in Channel Ten’s television series Offspring. He also performs his own music on the show. He has five albums to his name and this will not be his first time working in theater! He has worked in the Australian theatre scene being nominated for several Helpmann Awards for Best Male Actor in a Musical in Shane Warne: The Musical in 2016 and for Best Original Score for Songs From The Middle in 2009.
Scott Brown and Anthony King (Pictured Right) are best known for their work creating Gutenberg! The Musical! which premiered Off-Broadway in 2006. It has traveled the world from London to Australia to most recently Paris in the past decade. King is was also nominated for an Emmy in 2011 for Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special for an autism education benefit which aired on Comedy Central.
Warner Brothers is overall rather new to the Broadway scene and currently represented with Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, as previously mentioned above. Beetlejuice is not their only upcoming stage adaptation with Monopoly currently being workshopped as a musical with plans to bring Night Shift and Dog Day Afternoon to the stage as well.
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Luner on Theatre will keep you updated as Beetlejuice continues to work its way to the stage and more pieces fall into place for the new stage adaptation.