For a musical jubilantly proclaiming that its overriding theme is death, “Beetlejuice” has a surprisingly lively spring in its step. As is well known by now, popular movies never die; they are resurrected as Broadway musicals. “Beetlejuice” is the fourth to open just this season, following “Pretty Woman,” “Tootsie” and “King Kong,” and it faces a number of challenges that most others do not. The supernatural, for starters, is more easily brought to convincing life through film’s deep arsenal of special effects. And the show’s title character has to be both seriously creepy and deviously charming. (How to make palatable —…

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