Geena Davis honored at Beetlejuice musical on Broadway after matinee show at the Winter Garden Theater in New York

She starred as Barbara in the 1988 cult classic, and now the stars of the new Broadway musical version of Beetlejuice are honoring her.

After Saturday's 2 p.m. show ended, Alex Brightman, who plays the title character, took to the stage to make a surprise announcement: 'the original Barbara Maitland, Geena Davis,' was at the show.

Davis, 63, looked stunned as she was photographed covering her face in shock as she was guided out to center stage. 

Surprise! After Saturday's 2 p.m. show ended, Alex Brightman, 32, who plays the title character, took to the stage to make a surprise announcement:' the original Barbara Maitland,' Geena Davis, 63 would be taking the stage

Surprise! After Saturday's 2 p.m. show ended, Alex Brightman, 32, who plays the title character, took to the stage to make a surprise announcement:' the original Barbara Maitland,' Geena Davis, 63 would be taking the stage

Davis wore a fittingly red and white striped dress with a bow wrapped around her waist and matching lace up boots for the occasion.

Brightman, 32, took to Twitter to share a photo of the cue card he read to the audience after the show.

'Thank you all for coming to our show today. Did you have a good time? Who didn't have a good time? Don't answer that,' it began.

'We have one last little trick up out sleeve this afternoon and we're so excited that you're here for it,' it continued.

Beetle-juicy: Davis wore a fittingly red and white striped dress with a bow wrapped around her waist and matching lace up boots for the occasion

Beetle-juicy: Davis wore a fittingly red and white striped dress with a bow wrapped around her waist and matching lace up boots for the occasion

Special announcement! Brightman took to Twitter to share a photo of the cue card he read to the audience after the show

Special announcement! Brightman took to Twitter to share a photo of the cue card he read to the audience after the show

The cue card went on to make sure the audience knew that the musical, with a book by Scott Brown and Anthony King and music and lyrics by Eddie Perfect, was adapted from Tim Burton’s 1988 film.

The film is about a deceased couple who attempt to haunt the new inhabitants of their former home. They call for help from a mischievious ghost named Beetlejuice, who shows up only when you say his name three times in a row.

'It's a wonderful film...with a wonderful cast,' it said, continuing, 'And speaking of cast...' 

'It is my absolute honor to bring to the stage a wonderful actress and activist..you've seen her in Themla and Louise, A League of Their Own and a little cult phenomenon called Beetlejuice...Ladies and gentlemen, the original Barbara Maitland...GEENA DAVIS!' the announcement concluded. 

Adaptation: The cue card went on to make sure the audience knew that the musical, with a book by Scott Brown and Anthony King and music and lyrics by Eddie Perfect, was adapted from Tim Burton¿s 1988 film (pictured)

Adaptation: The cue card went on to make sure the audience knew that the musical, with a book by Scott Brown and Anthony King and music and lyrics by Eddie Perfect, was adapted from Tim Burton’s 1988 film (pictured)

The original: 'It is my absolute honor to bring to the stage a wonderful actress and activist..you've seen her in Themla and Louise, A League of Their Own and a little cult phenomenon called Beetlejuice...Ladies and gentlemen, the original Barbara Maitland...GEENA DAVIS!' the announcement concluded

The original: 'It is my absolute honor to bring to the stage a wonderful actress and activist..you've seen her in Themla and Louise, A League of Their Own and a little cult phenomenon called Beetlejuice...Ladies and gentlemen, the original Barbara Maitland...GEENA DAVIS!' the announcement concluded

Brightman had taken to Twitter to warn people that they might want to be at the show's matinee on Saturday, but didn't say exactly why.

'Why? No reason. Just thought you might want to be. Okay. Thats all (sic),' he hinted.

Many Twitter users responded telling the performer they desperately wanted to be there, and also desperately wanted to know what he was talking about. 

Honoree: Davis looked stunned as she was photographed covering her face in shock as she was guided out to center stage

Honoree: Davis looked stunned as she was photographed covering her face in shock as she was guided out to center stage

Baby Broadway! Produced by Warner Brothers, the musical made it's Broadway debut just five months ago on April 25

Baby Broadway! Produced by Warner Brothers, the musical made it's Broadway debut just five months ago on April 25

When the news was revealed hours later, fans commented in disbelief.

One user said 'I would have lost my mind,' with another agreeing and writing 'You & me both!' 

Produced by Warner Brothers, the musical made its Broadway debut just five months ago on April 25.

Cast: Geena was later photographed backstage with the Brightman, who plays Beetlejuice in Broadway musical
Backstage: Sophia Anne Caruso, 18, plays Lydia Deetz

Cast: Geena was later photographed backstage with the Brightman, who plays Beetlejuice in Broadway musical

Playbill: Beetlejuice has come full circle from the 1988 Tim Burton film

Playbill: Beetlejuice has come full circle from the 1988 Tim Burton film

On stage: Davis posed with the Broadway stage props

On stage: Davis posed with the Broadway stage props

  

Geena Davis honored at Beetlejuice musical on Broadway after matinee show

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