Broadway's Ghost Will Stream Musical Performances on Facebook

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Producers of the new Broadway musical Ghost, based on the 1990 romantic film of the same title, will give Facebook fans an early preview of songs from the production Jan 24.

Caissie Levy and Richard Fleeshman
Caissie Levy and Richard Fleeshman Photo by Sean Ebsworth Barnes

On Jan. 19 Ghost will invite members of the press to meet with the cast and creative team, who will also offer several highlights from the musical, which 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.

Videos of those cast performances will be available Jan. 24 via Ghost's official Facebook page. Billed as the "Ghost Light Sessions," each screening will be streamed three times, at 9 AM, 4:30 PM and 9 PM. The screenings will only be available for viewing on this date.

Original London cast members Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy will re-create their performances in the Broadway production of Ghost The Musical, which will begin performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre March 15.

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 the late Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. 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.

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