GHOST's Australia Run Delayed Due to Poor Ticket Sales
According to the Herald Sun, GHOST, which was to make its Australian premiere at Her Majesty's Theatre in August 2013, has been postponed due to poor advance sales. Producer Louise Withers told HS: 'It's always disappointing when there is a postponement like this but it's a very complicated business. Initially we thought we would be able to use the UK set but it will take too long to transport it in Australia where the market has to be reduced, based on the shorter seasons the show has had in the UK and the US.'
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Ghost The Musical played its final performance on Broadway on August 18th at 8pm, after 39 previews and 136 regular performances. Ghost The Musical opened on April 23, 2012, at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, having begun previews on March 15th.
Ghost The Musical was 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.
The Broadway production starred 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 Brown and Bryce Pinkham as Carl Bruner.
The cast also featured 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 and costume designs were 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.