Anthony King, the Tony nominated co-writer of the book of Beetlejuice The Musical, joins Brian this week.
Brian and Anthony do a deep dive into the creative process of a Broadway show, as Anthony describes what a book of a musical is and why it is so important.
Anthony discusses the process he and Scott Brown had in writing the show, how Lydia became the main character, how they changed the conception of the Netheworld, and how the Beetlejuice cartoon influences the show. Anthony talks about how they decided what iconic parts from the movie made the musical, and he shares what he wish he could have brought from screen top stage.
Anthony also talks about the rewriting process that the show underwent after previews in Washington, D.C.
In addition, he answers an incredibly specific question about Gutenberg, the Musical!