Mateo Melendez is juicin’up for Broadway…
The Latino actor has been added to the cast of Broadway’s Beetlejuice when the new musical begins previews next month.
Melendez will star alongside last fall’s pre-Broadway cast members Jill Abramovitz, Kelvin Moon Loh, Danny Rutigliano and Dana Steingold.
Other cast members include Alex Brightman(in the title role), Sophia Anne Caruso, Kerry Butler, Rob McClure, Adam Dannheisserand Leslie Kritzer.
Rounding out the 25-member cast include 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, Sean Montgomery, Ramone Owens, Presley Ryanand Kim Sava.
Beetlejuice starts previews Thursday, March 28 at the Winter Garden Theatre. Opening night is April 25.
Beetlejuice, based on Tim Burton’s 1988 film starring Michael Keaton, is directed by Alex Timbers, with an original score by Eddie Perfect, book by Scott Brown& Anthony King, and choreography by Connor Gallagher.
Other credits for the Broadway production include David Korins (scenic design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Kenneth Posner (lighting), Peter Hylenski (sound), Peter Nigrini (projections), Michael Curry(puppet design), Jeremy Chernick(special effects) and Michael Weber(illusions).