A U.S. national touring production of Ghost The Musical will launch in the fall of 2013. Additional details to be announced soon. International productions will open in Korea, Germany, Sweden, Hungary, Japan, China and Australia, with additional international productions in development. Ghost The Musical continues to delight audiences in London at the Piccadilly Theatre. More than half a million people have seen Ghost The Musical in London and on Broadway.
Ghost The Musical is directed by Tony Award-winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, The Norman Conquests, Boeing-Boeing) and choreographed by Ashley Wallen (The X Factor, Kylie Minogue), with an original score by Dave Stewart (half of the multi-Grammy Award-winning Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson's Man In The Mirror, Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill), and a book by Bruce Joel Rubin (Ghost, Jacob’s Ladder, The Time Traveler’s Wife), who has adapted his Academy Award-winning original screenplay for the stage. The score also includes the iconic song “Unchained Melody,” famously performed in the film by The Righteous Brothers.
Ghost The Musical was the recipient of the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design (Jon Driscoll, Rob Howell and Paul Kieve) and the 2012 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Lighting Design (Hugh Vanstone). The production was nominated for three 2012 Tony Awards including Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Da’Vine Joy Randolph), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Rob Howell and Jon Driscoll) and Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Hugh Vanstone).
Ghost The Musical stars Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy, reprising their starring roles as Sam and Molly, which they originated in London’s hit West End production, Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Oda Mae Brownand Bryce Pinkham as Carl Bruner.
The cast also features Michael Balderrama, Tyler McGee, Lance Roberts, Moya Angela, Carly Hughes, Jason Babinsky, James Brown III, Mike Cannon, Stephen Carrasco, Jeremy Davis, Sharona D’Ornellas, Josh Franklin, Albert Guerzon, Afra Hines, Karen Hyland, Alison Luff, Vasthy Mompoint, Jennifer Noble, Joe Aaron Reid, Constantine Rousouli, Jennifer Sanchez, Daniel J. Watts, and Jesse Wildman.
Set in modern day New York City, Ghost The Musical is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. Walking back to their apartment one night, Sam and Molly are mugged, leaving Sam murdered on a dark street. Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next and unable to leave Molly, who he learns is in grave danger. With the help of a phony storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, Sam tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving and protecting her.
Set and costume designs are by Rob Howell, with musical supervision and arrangements by Christopher Nightingale, music direction by David Holcenberg, illusions by Paul Kieve, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Bobby Aitken, and projection design by Jon Driscoll.
Ghost The Musicalis produced on Broadway by Colin Ingram Productions Limited and Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle,Adam Silberman, Donovan Mannato, MJE Productions, Patricia Lambrecht in association with Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Through Saturday, August 18th (24 performances), tickets to Ghost The Musical may be purchased via www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 877-250-2929. Ticket prices range from $57 to $137 (including a $2 facility fee). Premium tickets are also available. The performance schedule is as follows: Mondays at 8pm, Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2pm.
The Associated Press calls Ghost The Musical“Eye-poppingly brilliant” while Variety assures the audience will experience “A limitless array of dazzling effects.” The Faster Times cheers “Ghost is the future of theatre,” WOR Radio raves that Ghost is “One of the most adventurous and modern musicals I’ve ever seen – it blew me away!” Newsday promises that Ghostis “Unlike anything seen on stage before” and the Daily Telegraph assures that Ghost“Will keep you gasping!”
Richard Fleeshman is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance of this production.
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