'Beetlejuice' is set to move out of the Winter Garden Theatre in June. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
The stop clause has been part of Broadway for more than a century. The clause, which enables theater owners to evict a show if grosses fall below an agreed upon level for two consecutive weeks, is back in the news after “Beetlejuice” was told it needs to leave its theater in June. The musical had hit its stop clause last June and in October received formal notice of eviction, as the Winter Garden Theatre reportedly prepares to welcome “The Music Man.”  The case of “Beetlejuice” is unusual in that the show had been able to turn around its grosses in…

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