Listen to Two Tracks from Broadway-Bound ‘Beetlejuice: The Musical’
Well, we knew it was happening and now we’ve got proof. Beetlejuice: The Musical, directed by Alex Timbers with a score by Eddie Perfect, dropped two tracks this week to give fans a taste of what the proverbial “ghost with the most” will be bringing to Broadway audiences later this month when it officially opens.
Tony-nominee Alex Brightman who previously wowed audiences with his starring turn in School of Rock, another movie turned musical, stars as Beetlejuice opposite Sophie Anne Caruso as Lydia Deetz.
Broadway veterans Adam Dannheisser and Leslie Kritzer will appear as Lydia’s dad and stepmother and Rob McClure and Kerry Butler will play Adam and Barbara, two ghosts who just want to spend their afterlife in peace in their own home.
Beetlejuice first hit the big screen in 1988 starring Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O’Hara, Alec Baldwin, and Geena Davis in the roles.
Turning the film into a musical isn’t even really a stretch. Fans will never forget the Deetzes’ disastrous dinner party culminating in a hilarious performance of “Day-O” or Lydia flying through the air to “Jump in Line (Shake Senora).”
For the Broadway show, the composer has gone for a more rock-infused vibe with the Brightman/Caruso duet “Say My Name” and Caruso’s “Dead Mom.”
Beetlejuice: The Musical will open April 25, 2019 at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway.
Check out the songs below, and tell us what you think!
Watch ‘Conjuring’ Star Vera Farmiga Nail Slipknot’s Demon Voice in ‘Duality’ Cover
Vera Farmiga, who has starred in three Conjuring movies, has a good idea of how a demon should sound. Recently, she sang Slipknot’s Duality at a Rock Academy show in Kingston, New York. She impressively matched Corey Taylor growl for growl.
Prior to singing Duality, Farmiga told the audience, “I’ll tell you one thing: This music program is one thing we can’t get enough of. We really do have the time of our lives.”
Watch the cover below – she starts singing a little after the 1 minute mark.
During the performance of Duality, Renn Hawkey (her husband) played the keyboards. Later in the show, the couple switched roles, with Farmiga playing the keyboards as Hawkey sang The Killing Moon by Echo & The Bunnymen.
Farmiga posted videos of both the Slipknot and Echo & The Bunnymen covers on her Instagram page. She also praised the Rock Academy, saying, “Best. Music. School. On. The. Planet. Enroll your kids now. And why let them have all the fun?! Enroll yourselves! Come learn. Come grow. Come play. Come have so much fun.”
Ghostface Stars in Scream VI’s ‘Still Alive’ Music Video
Scream VI is right around the corner and in the latest music video Demi Lovato takes on Ghostface. It isn’t what we were expecting to see from the soundtrack but Still Alive is still a nice addition the Scream VI soundtrack.
It does make me miss the old Scream soundtracks. The soundtracks for Scream 2 and Scream 3 were really great and full of alternative rock picks. Nowadays, soundtracks are sadly devoid of those kinds of picks.
The film stars Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega, Courteney Cox, Dermot Mulroney, Samara Weaving, Tony Revolori, Jack Champion, Liana Liberato, Devyn Nekoda, Josh Segarra, and Henry Czerny.
The synopsis for Scream VI goes like this:
Four survivors of the original Ghostface killings attempt to leave Woodsboro behind for a fresh start.
‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ Shares First Image of Lady Gaga With Joaquin Phoenix
The first image of the sequel to Joker shares a first look at its two stars. Both Lady Gaga and Joaquin Phoenix are featured in the first lovely image from Todd Phillips’ Joker: Folie à Deux.
The term Folie à Deux means shared “shared delusional disorder”. We are sure that this will be something thoroughly explored in the sequel between these two.
The synopsis for Joker went like this:
Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks — the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he’s part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.
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