Ghost the Musical on Tour

BWW Previews: GHOST THE MUSICAL at China Theaten
by Annette Stolt - Sep 8, 2018


BWW Interview: Automation, Bikes & Cars - Special Effects in Theatre
by Rona Kelly - Sep 28, 2018

Welcome to the next installment in our Special Effects series, celebrating the worlds off stage from some of the UK's biggest shows on stage. Last month, we dissected blood, guts and more with The Lieutenant of Inishmore and Tamburlaine. This time, we're exploring the setup required to leave characters like that, 'Torn and twisted at the foot of a burning bike'. Tech Assistant Stage Manager for Bat Out of Hell, Gary Wall has been with the production since its first run in Manchester. Talking bats and bikes, Gary reveals the 'backstage ballet' that is automation, and just how many cues a show of this scale has.  (more...)

Jared Gertner And Rory O'Malley Join Benefit Reading of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

Broadway stars Jared Gertner and Rory O'Malley have joined the previously announced Skylar Astin, Barrett Foa, Carly Hughes, and Tracie Thoms for a one night only concert/staged reading of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown that will benefit PAWS/LA, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit agency serving people and pets in need now celebrating its 30th Anniversary. With book, music, and lyrics by Clark Gesner and directed by Randy Brenner, the musical director is Jake Anthony and Andrew Carlberg serves as producer.  (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Begins Performances Tonight At Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award in 2016, launches its 80th milestone season with The Color Purple, directed by Tony Award-winner John Doyle. The Color Purple is the Tony Award-winning musical revival based upon the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture with a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. Cast members from the 2015 Broadway revival lead the Paper Mill Playhouse company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act - Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost - National Tour, Rent - Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me, Shrek the Musical - National Tour) as Sofia. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For West End's CAROLINE OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Full casting has been announced for Caroline, Or Change, the celebrated musical written by Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America, with a soaring score from Tony Award-winning Jeanine Tesori, which will run at the West End's Playhouse Theatre from 20 November 2018 to 9 February 2019. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Abiona Omonua Perform 'I Hate The Bus' From West End's CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 24, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the West End's Caroline, Or Change, the celebrated musical written by Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America, with a soaring score from Tony Award-winning Jeanine Tesori, which will run at the West End's Playhouse Theatre from 20 November 2018 to 9 February 2019. (more...)

Tracie Thoms, Skylar Astin, Barrett Foa and More to Lead L.A. Benefit Reading of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

PAWS/LA, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit agency serving people and pets in need, will present a one night only concert/staged reading of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. With book, music, and lyrics by Clark Gesner and directed by Randy Brenner, this benefit event is set to feature Broadway stars (in alphabetical order) Skylar Astin (Spring Awakening), Barrett Foa (Avenue Q, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Mamma Mia!), Carly Hughes (Chicago, Pippin, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Ghost the Musical, The Book of Morman, Ragtime), Tracie Thoms (Rent, Falsettos), and more to be announced. Musical director is Jake Anthony and Andrew Carlberg is the producer. (more...)

Photo Flash: GHOST: THE MUSICAL Opens At Theatre At The Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Ghost the Musical opened to a full house on Sunday, September 16 for its Opening Night performance. Linda Fortunato directed and choreographed the production which stars Garrett Lutz in the role of ghostly hero Sam, Donica Lynn as psychic Oda Mae and Courtney Mack in the role of Molly Jensen. This is Chicagoland's first regional production of the newly imagined Ghost the Musical. Performances continue through October 14. (more...)

The Canadian Premiere Of GHOST: THE MUSICAL Debuts At St. Jacobs Country Playhouse This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Relive the romance as the Academy Award-winning film turned Broadway musical makes its Canadian debut at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. Featuring the epic love story that audiences remember and a new pop-rock score, Ghost: The Musical is on stage for three weeks only from October 3 to October 21. (more...)

GHOST THE MUSICAL Set to Play at the Kariya Sogo Bunka Center this Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Ghost the Musical national tour heads to Nagoya for two days only, September 22 and September 23 (more...)

Lara Pulver And Stephen Mangan Join GUYS AND DOLLS At The Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

It was today announced that Lara Pulver, Stephen Mangan, Sharon D. Clarke and Paul Nicholas will join the cast of Guys and Dolls at the Royal Albert Hall. Pulver who recently won an Olivier Award for her performance in Gypsy, and is known for her roles in Sherlock and Spooks, will play Sarah Brown. Stephen Mangan, who was in the West End earlier this year in an anniversary production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party, joins the cast as the narrator. Clarke, most recently on stage in acclaimed Caroline, or Change, will take the role of General Cartwright and Nicholas will be Arvide Abernathy. They join previously announced cast including Adrian Lester, Jason Manford, Meow Meow, Clive Rowe and Joe Stilgoe. Guys and Dolls will come to the iconic London venue for three performances between 19 - 20 October, directed and choreographed by Stephen Mear (Gypsy, Hello Dolly!, Mary Poppins) and featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. This will be the first time it has ever been presented in its entirety at the venue. (more...)

Curve Announces Full Casting for WHITE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Curve and Jamie Wilson have revealed the full casting for the upcoming festive Made at Curve production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas. (more...)

Believe In Love All Over Again As GHOST THE MUSICAL Returns To Wolverhampton
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Based on the phenomenal Oscar winning movie that captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation back in the 90s, Ghost the Musical is a timeless fantasy about the power of love and returns to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre as part of a brand new UK tour from Tuesday 22 - Saturday 26 January 2019. (more...)

Photo Flash: KING KONG Arrives on Broadway Tonight- First Look!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

The new musical King Kong begins performances tonight, Friday, October 5 prior to a Thursday, November 8 opening night at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). (more...)

WAITRESS International Premiere Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group has announced the full cast of the international premiere of the Tony-nominated musical WAITRESS. The show, which continues to run on Broadway and will open in London's West End next year, features music and lyrics from six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, and will open on November 9, 2018, at the Carols P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Manila. (more...)

New Appointments At Trafalgar Entertainment Group Bolster Company's Expansion Plans
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Sir Howard Panter and Dame Rosemary Squire have made two major appointments as part of their planned expansion of Trafalgar Entertainment Group (TEG). (more...)

Broadway's Coby Getzug, James Moye, Jenny Rose Baker And Andrea Laxton Lead 29-Hour Reading Of The Upcoming New Musical, THE IMAGINARY.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Full casting has just been announced for the 29-hour reading of the upcoming new musical THE IMAGINARY, created by Joshua Betancourt and Trent Jeffords. Previously announced, this reading will be directed by Broadway's Jeff Whiting and music directed by Andy Collopy. Rehearsals are in full swing next month for this anticipated NYC presentation. (more...)

Elphabios: Your Guide to the Twenty Green Girls of WICKED Past!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

A whole lot happened in Oz before Dorothy dropped in, and Wicked has been telling that story to Broadway audiences for 15 years at the Gershwin Theatre. The milestone won't go by uncelebrated, as in just days, NBC will throw a joyous Halloween party for the ages, featuring songs from the blockbuster musical hit and a cavalcade of special guest stars, including Tony Award winners Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth. Additional guest performers include Ariana Grande, Adam Lambert, Ledisi, Pentatonix and the current Broadway company of 'Wicked.' 'A Very Wicked Halloween' airs tonight, October 29th at 10PM ET/PT on NBC. (more...)

Thom Sesma, Julia Abueva, and More Join Kate Baldwin and Bryce Pinkham in SUPERHERO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

Continuing its 40th Anniversary Season, Second Stage Theater has announced complete casting for the world premiere musical, SUPERHERO. (more...)

by Balim Kar - Oct 21, 2018

Oh, my love, my darling, I've hungered for your touch... Indeed, I have. The theatre season has finally started here in Istanbul and it's always a good idea to start off with a musical. For those who believe so: Zorlu Performing Arts Center hosts Ghost the Musical until 28th of October. (more...)

BWW Feature: GHOST - THE MUSICAL at Heltemus Production
by Maria Bruun Fanoe - Oct 2, 2018

Den Oscarvindende film Ghost, der med et storslaet kaerlighedsdrama bjergtog hele verden i 90'erne, bliver nu for forste gang opfort pa de skra braedder i Danmark. Til foraret 2019 far det romantiske drama nemlig Danmarkspremiere som musical. (more...)

Lauren Boyd, Brad Bradley, and More Join Chilina Kennedy Led A SIGN OF THE TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Delaware Theatre Company is pleased to announce the complete cast for A Sign of the Times, a new musical featuring the songs of Petula Clark and multiple hit-makers of the 1960s. (more...)

Judy Kuhn and More Will Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's Revival Of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces principal company for its major revival of one of the world's most-beloved musicals of all time, Fiddler on the Roof, in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. Joining the previously announced Andy Nyman (Tevye) is Judy Kuhn as Golde, with Harriet Bunton (Hodel), Dermot Canavan (Lazar Wolf), Stewart Clarke (Perchik), Matt Corner (Fyedka), Joshua Gannon (Motel), Louise Gold (Yente), Kirsty MacLaren (Chava) and Molly Osborne (Tzeitel). (more...)

Juilliard Opera Presents Benjamin Britten's THE TURN OF THE SCREW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Zeger, opens its opera season with Britten's The Turn of the Screw, featuring Juilliard singers and the Juilliard Orchestra, conducted by Steven Osgood and directed by John Giampietro, on Wednesday, November 14 and Friday, November 16, 2018, at 7:30pm, and Sunday, November 18, 2018, at 2pm in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Check Out All New Photos of Christiani Pitts and the Puppet in KING KONG
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

The new musical King Kong opens on Broadway tomorrow, Thursday November 8, at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). The production began performances October 5. All new photos have been released, and you can check them out below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Rebekkah Lowings of GHOST THE MUSICAL at Zorlu Center
by Onur Alec Kadioglu - Nov 27, 2018

In 2017, he re-opened the curtains under the production of Bill Kenwright, and after a large tour of the United Kingdom, he toured Istanbul with his international tour. The musical, which has been nominated for three Tony awards and won many awards, brings a new breath to the story with poetic acting and grand stage performance while preserving the romantic atmosphere of the unforgettable film. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch King Kong on the Thanksgiving Day Parade!
by Stage Tube - Nov 22, 2018

Roar! Watch King Kong perform on this morning's Thanksgiving Day Parade! (more...)

Peninsula Players Announces 2019 Season! Door County's Theatrical Treasure Celebrates 84th Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, is thrilled to announce its 84th season performing June 18 through October 20, 2019. Nestled along Door County, Wisconsin's scenic shore, the award-winning acting company of Peninsula Players has been enthralling generations of audiences in its 600-plus seat, all-weather pavilion since 1935, presenting hundreds of pre-Broadway tryouts, world premieres, classic dramas, comedies and musicals. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Director Linda Fortunato has cast Neil Friedman as Kris Kringle, Stella Rose Hoyt as Susan, Courtney Jones as Doris and Christopher Kale Jones as Fred for Theatre at the Center's Miracle On 34th Street: The Musical. Previews began November 15 with Opening Night on November 18 and a continued run through December 23. This production is sponsored in part by American Community Bank. (more...)

KING KONG Announces Digital Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

King Kong has announced that it will have a digital lottery! (more...)

Rebekah Lowings, Niall Sheehy, and Jacqui Dubois Will Lead UK Return of GHOST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Bill Kenwright's production of GHOST - THE MUSICAL returns to the UK in 2019, following a spectacular international tour in Dubai, Istanbul and Trieste. The 2019 UK tour opens on Tuesday 8 January 2019 at Churchill Theatre, Bromley. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 3/8 - BRIDGES, GHOST, CATS, and More!
by BWW Special - Mar 8, 2019

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BRIDGES, GHOST, CATS, and More! (more...)

BWW Review: GHOST THE MUSICAL is Charismatic at Hamilton Stage in Rahway
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 4, 2019

Ghost the Musical is being presented at the Hamilton Stage of the Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC) in Rahway through Sunday, March 10. Romance, intrigue, inspiration, laughs, and more make for a superlative theatrical experience. (more...)

The New American Songbook Orchestra Celebrates Diverse, NYC-Based, Emerging Composers With #ComeTogether
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

In 2018, the idea for #ComeTogether was sparked. Much of the inspiration for this project stems from an incomplete American Songbook-many voices are missing and stories are unheard. In lieu of our current political climate, we are deeply struck by the hostility aimed at dividing our country and turning Americans against one another. Art is and always has been a uniting force. NASO's weapons of choice: word and melody. (more...)

Fernando Contreras, Dante Jeanfelix, Roi King, and More Will Lead Pipeline Theatre Company's PLAYING HOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

Pipeline Theatre Company has announced full casting for the world premiere of jazz concert-party-play hybrid Playing Hot, created by Kevin Armento (Balls) and Jaki Bradley (1969: The Second Man). Playing Hot is written by Armento and C.A. Johnson (Thirst), will be directed by Bradley, and will feature musical supervision by Marcus Miller. Playing Hot will begin previews at Theater 511 (511 West 54th Street) on April 18, 2019, and officially open on May 2, playing a limited engagement through May 12, 2019. Tickets are on sale now and are available at (more...)

GHOST The Musical Returns To Wolverhampton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Bill Kenwright's 'beautiful' and 'spectacular' production of GHOST - THE MUSICAL returns to the UK this year, following a spectacular international tour in Dubai, Istanbul and Trieste. The 2019 UK tour opens in just two weeks' time at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from 22 - 26 January. (more...)

Storyhouses Celebrates New Year With Additional Headline Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

As the new spring season for Storyhouse fast approaches, the award-winning Chester venue has added four new shows to its programme - revealing its first three shows for autumn. (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens the 2019 Season at Woodbury's Arts Center of Cannon County
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 26, 2019

One of the silver screen's most popular musicals, Singin' in the Rain comes to the stage of Woodbury's Arts Center of Cannon County with all the trappings of a box office smash: memorable score, talented actors and enough technical razzle-dazzle to delight even the most discerning of theater-goers. Opening February 8 (and continuing through February 23) at ACCC, the stage musical stars Austin Jeffrey Smith, Lindsey Mapes Duggin and Daxton Patrick in the film roles immortalized by Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor in the award-winning 1952 film version. (more...)

Cape Fear Regional Theatre Presents ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

CAPE FEAR REGIONAL THEATRE, winner of BroadwayWorld's Award for Best Musical two years running, is pleased to announce the opening of the hit production, 'ANNIE,' with Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse and Lyrics by Martin Charnin, based on 'Little Orphan Annie'. The production is directed and choreographed by Robin Levine, with musical direction by Jillian K. Zack. The show features two different youth casts of orphans, the Charles cast and the Strouse cast. Playing the roles of Annie are Lily Hogge (Charles Cast) and Zoi Pegues (Strouse Cast). Also, featured in the company are Robert Newman as Oliver 'Daddy' Warbucks, who is best known for his 28-year run as 'Joshua Lewis' on the hit television series Guiding Light, and Erin Fish as Ms. Hannigan who recently played the role on the U.S. National Tour. (more...)

Teaching Young Artists Premieres A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

Drama Learning Center's professional training company for emerging young artists will present A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder later this month. A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is an uproarious comedic romp filled with witty, scene-stealing musical laughs. The musical hit was the most-nominated show of the 2014 season with ten TONY Award nominations (including four wins), seven Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, and a Drama League Award. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 2/5: THE BAND'S VISIT Closing, NBC Pulls HAIR LIVE!, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 5, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Catch up on the latest Broadway news below! (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Will WAITRESS Welcome Lucie Jones as Next Jenna?
by Rialto Chatter - Feb 4, 2019

BroadwayWorld has just learned that UK star Lucie Jones will soon join the cast of Waitress on Broadway as Jenna. Sara Bareilles and Tony Award winner Gavin Creel just played their final show as Jenna and Dr. Pomatter, yesterday, February 3. (more...)

GHOST THE MUSICAL at China Theaten
by Annette Stolt - Feb 24, 2019


GHOST THE MUSICAL Makes A Date With Storyhouse This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Bill Kenwright's "beautiful" and "spectacular" production of Ghost - The Musical is back on tour across the UK. (more...)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Announced For Storyhouse Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

Smash hit stage show Saturday Night Fever is coming to Storyhouse in Chester this coming autumn as part of its new UK tour. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Arthur Miller's DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

Artistic Director of the Young Vic, Kwame Kwei-Armah, today announces the full cast for Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, a co-production with Elliott & Harper Productions and Cindy Tolan. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces December Panel - What It Means To Be A Producer (and Why I Do It)
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the December Panel: What It Means to Be a Producer (and Why I Do It) on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7:30pm (networking at 7pm) at Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Polaris North, 245 W. 29th St. 4th floor, NYC, 10001. This panel is free for TRU members; $12.50 for non-members in advance ($15 at door). (more...)

Tickets for KING KONG Now On Sale Through September 1, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

Tickets for King Kong are now on sale through September 1, 2019. The new Broadway musical is playing at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) where it opened on Thursday, November 8 (previews began October 5, 2018). (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018


Theater West End Opens In Sanford, Announces Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

Theater West End will soon occupy a space that has been home to a variety of theaters over its 117 years in historic downtown Sanford, Florida. Theater West End will continue this live theater tradition in a fresh way, bringing a new kind of artistic endeavor and energy to the area. (more...)

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