BWW TV: GHOST THE MUSICAL Bound for Broadway in April 2012?
Earlier this week, Ghost the Musical announced that it was releasing an additional 350,000 tickets for sale, as the show officially extended bookings in the West End until October 2012. Today, Michael Riedel reports in the New York Post that the show might be making another announcement in the coming months - that the show will come to Broadway in April 2012, in time for the Tony Awards cutoff.
Riedel reports that producers have been meeting with New York theater owners and are in early talks about booking a theatre with the Lunt-Fontanne (home to The Addams Family), the Shubert (home to Memphis) and the Palace (home to Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) high on their list. None of those currently runnning shows have made any announcements to their closing.
He notes as well that Sharon D. Clarke, who received praise as the show's psychic will likely transfer with the show as well. It's been long anticipated that Caissie Levy would bring the show to Broadway also, but he reports that other recasting is possible.
Ghost The Musical made its highly anticipated West End debut on July 19, at the Piccadilly Theatre, after begining performances on June 24, 2011. Click below for performance highlights from Ghost!
Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy lead the cast of Ghost The Musical playing Sam and Molly in Matthew Warchus' stage musical version of the Academy Award® winning film. Accompanied by Sharon D Clarke as Oda Mae Brown and Andrew Langtree as Carl, Ghost The Musical has new music and lyrics by Grammy® award winning Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard as well as featuring the iconic song Unchained Melody. Oscar® winning Bruce Joel Rubin has adapted his original screen play 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. Matthew Wachus directs.
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, will feature new music and lyrics as well as the classic Unchained Melody.
For more information, visit www.ghostthemusical.com.