GHOST THE MUSICAL TO OPEN ON BROADWAY IN SPRING 2012
Monday 22 August 2011
Following the success of its London opening, a New York production of Ghost The Musical is to open on Broadway in April 2012 at a Nederlander Theatre to be announced, with previews beginning in March.
Casting for the Broadway production of GHOST THE MUSICAL will be announced at a later date. Matthew Warchus’ stage production based on the Oscar® winning film has recently extended booking in London to October 2012 with the release of over 350,000 tickets at the Piccadilly Theatre.
Ghost the Musical has a new original score by Grammy Award winners Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, as well as featuring the iconic song Unchained Melody. Bruce Joel Rubin has adapted his Academy Award winning original screenplay for the stage. Set and costume designs are by Rob Howell, choreography is by Ashley Wallen with musical supervision and arrangements by Christopher Nightingale, illusions by Paul Kieve, lighting by Hugh Vanstone and projection design by Jon Driscoll.
A timeless story about the power of love, Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next trying to communicate with his girlfriend Molly through a phoney psychic in the hope of saving her from his murderer. Ghost, based on the Oscar® winning Paramount pictures film.
Since its opening earlier this year, over 275,000 people have now seen Ghost The Musical including, most recently, Peter Andre, Judi Dench, JLS, Leona Lewis, Brian May, Kylie Minogue, The Saturdays and Will Young.
Ghost, the highest grossing film in the UK in 1990, starred Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn and Whoopi Goldberg and was directed by Jerry Zucker. Winning two Academy Awards®, Bruce Joel Rubin's script won the Oscar® for Best Original Screenplay and Whoopi Goldberg won the Oscar® for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The film's iconic love scene at a potter's wheel was famously performed to The Righteous Brothers’ Unchained Melody.
Ghost the Musical is currently booking until 13 October 2012 at the Piccadilly Theatre, Denman Street, London