On Thursday, January 19th, Ghost the Musical hosted The Ghost Light Sessions Live, a special sneak peek presentation at the historic Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there to capture the evening and below, we take you inside!
In an unprecedented presentation for a Broadway musical, Facebook users will have exclusive access to screenings of this very special event on Tuesday, January 24th. The Ghost Light Sessions will provide a opportunity for fans to get a first look at performances from the show as well as hear from the cast and creative team about bringing this highly anticipated new musical to Broadway. The Ghost Light Sessions screenings will be streamed three times throughout the day on Tuesday 1/24 at 9am, 4:30pm & 9pm. All times are Eastern. Each of the three screenings will be available for a one-time-only viewing through a special tab on the Ghost The Musical Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/GhostBroadway. Fans will also be able to engage in an interactive discussion with one another by posting comments directly beneath the video as they watch.
Ghost The Musical premieres this Spring at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). Previews begin on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Opening night will be Monday, April 23rd.
Earlier this week, the producers of Ghost announced full casting for the Broadway production. Joining previously announced stars Richard Fleeshman (Sam Wheat), Caissie Levy (Molly Jensen), Da'Vine Joy Randolph (Oda Mae Brown), and Bryce Pinkham (Carl Bruner) will be Tyler McGee, Lance Roberts, Moya Angela, Jason Babinsky, Michael Balderrama, James Brown III, Stephen Carrasco, Jeremy Davis, Sharona D'Ornellas, Josh Franklin, Albert Guerzon, Afra Hines, Carly Hughes, Karen Hyland, Alison Luff, Vasthy Mompoint, Jennifer Noble, Joe Aaron Reid, Constantine Rousouli, Jennifer Sanchez, Daniel Watts, and Jesse Wildman.
This new musical is directed by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, The Norman Conquests, Boeing-Boeing) and choreographed by Ashley Wallen (The X Factor, Kylie Minogue). Ghost The Musical is created by a team of Grammy and Academy Award winners, with a brand new, original score by Dave Stewart (half of the multi-Grammy Award winning Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson's Man In The Mirror, Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill), with a book by Bruce Joel Rubin (Ghost, Jacob's Ladder, The Time Traveler's Wife), who has adapted his Academy Award winning original screenplay for the stage. This brand new score also includes the iconic song "Unchained Melody," famously performed in the film by The Righteous Brothers.
Set and costume designs are by Rob Howell, with musical supervision and arrangements by Christopher Nightingale, music direction by David Holcenberg, illusions by Paul Kieve, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Bobby Aitken, and projection design by Jon Driscoll.