By Adam Hetrick
13 Feb 2012
Ghost has music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Dave Stewart (of the Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard. Oscar-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin adapted his original screenplay for the musical, and also contributes lyrics.
The cast album features original stars Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy, who will repeat their work in the Broadway production. The album will be available for streaming through noon ET on Feb. 15 via the official Facebook page of the new pop musical. Click here to listen.
The film, which starred Demi Moore and the late Patrick Swayze, will be screened Feb. 13 at 6:30 PM at Clearview’s Chelsea Cinema. Tickets, which are available day-of at the Clearview box office, are priced $10. The special evening includes a Q&A with members of the cast and creative team of Ghost The Musical featuring Adacemy Award-winning screenwriter Rubin.
Ghost The Musical begins previews March 15 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and will officially open on Broadway April 23.
Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, The Norman Conquests, Boeing-Boeing, La Bête), who staged the London production, repeats his work on Broadway along with the original London design team.
Ghost has set and costume design by Rob Howell, choreography by Ashley Wallen with musical supervision and arrangements by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Hugh Vanstone and projection design by Jon Driscoll.
Ghost is produced on Broadway by Colin Ingram Productions Limited and Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle, Adam Silberman, Land Line Productions, Donovan Mannato, Michael Edwards & Carole Winter in association with Paramount Pictures Corporation and ATG/Robert G. Bartner.
According to producers, "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."
Tickets for Ghost are available at Ticketmaster.
Here's a look at Playbill.com's coverage of "The Ghost Light Sessions Live."