GHOST to Play Final Broadway Performance on August 18 - National Tour Launches in Fall 2013!

By: Jul. 24, 2012
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The producers of Ghost The Musical announced today that the show will play its final performance on Broadway on Saturday, 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 (205 West 46th Street), having begun previews on March 15th.

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 Brown and 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 Musical is 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.