|Photo by Sean Ebsworth Barnes|
Houston, who died Feb. 11 at the age of 48, was referenced during Oda Mae Brown's second act song "I'm Outta Here," in which the outrageous medium sings:
THEY SAY THAT MONEY CAN CORRUPT YOUR SOUL
AM I HEADED DOWN THAT SLIPPERY SLOPE
AND MUTLI-MILLIONAIRES CAN FLIP THEIR LID
COULD END UP JUST LIKE WHITNEY DID
I'LL TAKE THAT RISK
The authors have now replaced "Whitney" with "Britney," a reference to pop starlet Britney Spears. The lyrical reference to Houston was performed during a special sneak preview of Ghost on Jan. 19 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Da’Vine Joy Randolph plays Oda Mae in the Broadway production. The currently-running London production incorporated the change several weeks ago.
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.
Ghost The Musical 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.
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