THE SCREENING ROOM: Watch "Ghost Light Sessions," Featuring Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy (Video)

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and Adam Hetrick
30 Jan 2012

"The Ghost Light Sessions Live," a sneak peek at musical numbers from Broadway's upcoming Ghost, was recently held at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Here is a look at the Jan. 19 special concert presentation featuring cast members of Ghost the Musical.



The concert, which was also streamed on Facebook Jan. 24, featured original London cast members Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy, who will re-create their performances in the Broadway production of Ghost, which will begin performances at the Lunt-Fontanne March 15.

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.

Fleeshman ("Coronation Street," Legally Blonde) makes his Broadway debut as Sam, opposite Levy (Hair, Wicked, Hairspray) as his girlfriend Molly. The two originated the roles in the London staging of the pop musical that opened July 19, 2011, at the Piccadilly Theatre.

The Broadway cast will also include Bryce Pinkham (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Orphans' Home Cycle) as Carl Bruner and Broadway newcomer Da’Vine Joy Randolph in the role of medium Oda May Brown.

Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, The Norman Conquests, Boeing-Boeing, La Bête), who staged the London production, is set to repeat his work on Broadway along with the original London design team. Ghost will officially open on Broadway April 23.

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."

The original film starred Demi Moore and the late Patrick Swayze. Whoopi Goldberg earned the Academy Award for her portrayal of psychic Oda Mae Brown. "Ghost" also earned the Oscar for Best Screenplay.

Tickets for Ghost are available at Ticketmaster.

To check out the "Ghost Light Sessions," look below:

Here's a look at Playbill.com's coverage of "The Ghost Light Sessions Live":