Ghost to Haunt Broadway Next Spring [video]
08.26.11 by Mandy
There have been plenty of reboots and sequels at the cineplex recently, but movies aren't the only place that nostalgia is taking over. The stage musical adaptation of the '90s supernatural romance classic Ghost opened this summer in London's West End, and it is set to open on Broadway in April 2012.
More than 275,000 have already seen the the musical that features original music by Dave Stewart and Glenn Ballard, as well as the Righteous Brothers' classic, "Unchained Melody." The director from the London production, Matthew Warchus, is expected to direct the play on Broadway well.
The synopsis for the play reveals that it follows the movie pretty closely.
GHOST 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.
No cast announcements have yet been made. Will the Broadway stars be as good as Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze? Will the woman who plays Oda Mae Brown win a Tony, since Whoopi Goldberg won an Oscar for the role? Will there be a late-night pottery making class for theater goers to attend after the show? All these questions and more will be answered next year.