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A song deeply rooted in Beetlejuice ’s pop-culture presence had a special significance during the August 14 performance of the Broadway musical, as “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” writer Lord Burgess came on stage at the Winter Garden Theatre to celebrate his 95th birthday. Alex Brightman , who plays the title character, introduced Burgess in a short speech about the calypso-style songwriter’s connection to Harry Belafonte (who sang for the recording featured in the film) and the musical. Leslie Kritzer , who plays Delia Deetz and Miss Argentina in the stage adaptation, led the sing-along of the Act I closer. READ: Songwriter Eddie Perfect Shares Stories and Trivia About His Beetlejuice Score Full story

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