The producers of Ghost The Musical announced today that the show will play its final performance on Broadway on Saturday, August 18th at 8pm after 39 previews and 136 regular performances. Ghost The Musical opened on April 23, 2012 at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), having begun previews on March 15th.
A U.S. national touring production of Ghost The Musical will launch in the fall of 2013. Additional details to be announced soon. International productions will open in Korea, Germany, Sweden, Hungary, Japan, China and Australia, with additional international productions in development. Ghost The Musical continues to delight audiences in London at the Piccadilly Theatre. More than half a million people have seen Ghost The Musical in London and on Broadway.
Ghost The 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), with an 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), and 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. The score also includes the iconic song "Unchained Melody," famously performed in the film by The Righteous Brothers.
Ghost The Musical was the recipient of the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design (Jon Driscoll, Rob Howell and Paul Kieve) and the 2012 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Lighting Design (Hugh Vanstone). The production was nominated for three 2012 Tony Awards including Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Da'Vine Joy Randolph), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Rob Howell and Jon Driscoll) and Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Hugh Vanstone).
Ghost The Musical stars Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy, reprising their starring roles as Sam and Molly, which they originated in London's hit West End production, Da'Vine Joy Randolph as Oda Mae Brown and Bryce Pinkham as Carl Bruner.
The cast also features Michael Balderrama , Tyler McGee, Lance Roberts, Moya Angela, Carly Hughes, Jason Babinsky, JAmes Brown III, Mike Cannon, Stephen Carrasco, Jeremy Davis, Sharona D'Ornellas, Josh Franklin, Albert Guerzon, Afra Hines, Karen Hyland, Alison Luff, Vasthy Mompoint, Jennifer Noble, Joe Aaron Reid, Constantine Rousouli, Jennifer Sanchez, Daniel J. Watts, and Jesse Wildman.