The cast of Beetlejuice The Musical have denied rumours that a screen version of the Broadway show is on its way.
Fresh from the release of Hamilton on Disney+, there had been claims that a proshot of the Beetljuice musical was on its way to streaming platform HBO Max.
Unfortunately, that’s not true (yet).
Original Broadway cast member Abe Goldfarb said on Twitter: “Hey guys! Seeing a lot of talk about this recently and wanted to quash it: there is no proshot of BEETLEJUICE. And I’m as sad about it as you are.
“All of the polished, filmic video of BJ was from a day of publicity shooting. We got a couple of numbers and a bunch of B-roll. I’m sorry to say that between commercials and the occasional music video you’ve seen just about everything we got.”
In fact, the Beetlejuice cast revealed that due to the sudden Broadway shutdown not even an archive version of the show currently exists.
“It was never archived, sadly. Any plans for that were for closer to our eviction. And yeah, archive videos are different. Basically one stationary camera,” added Goldfarb.
Meanwhile, Alex Brightman, who was nominated for a Tony Award for originating the title role, added: “Been seeing a lot of requests as well. Sorry to say that there’s no full pro version of the show.
“Not yet, at least. Let’s get healthy first…and then let’s shoot this thing.”
An adaption of the 1988 film of the same name, Beetlejuice premiered on Broadway in 2019 with its score by Australian singer-songwriter Eddie Perfect becoming a huge hit on social media.
The musical was due to close in June but ultimately played its final performance (for now) on March 10, 2020 due to the theatre shutdown.