The 1990 romantic drama Ghost has been adapted for the stage and recently made a successful Broadway debut. The motion picture, starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg, was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The film went on to bring home two Oscars, including the award for Best Original Screenplay, and Ghost screenplay writer Bruce Joel Rubin is the creative force behind this musical adaptation. Rubin wrote the book for Ghost the Musical and teamed up with Dave Steward and Glen Ballard to write the music and lyrics for the show.
Ghost the Musical first premiered in Manchester, England, in March of 2011 before moving to the Piccadilly Theatre in London’s West End in June of the same year. The show moved to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre to begin previews on Broadway on March 15, 2012. The production was warmly received and was nominated for three Tony Awards before closing on August 18, 2012.
Ghost the Musical is the stage adaptation of the 1990 film, and it follows the same plot. In the center of the story are Sam and Molly, a couple that is attacked one night as they return to the apartment they share. Sam is shot during the attack and dies.
Sam, however, does not leave the real world completely and instead lingers as a spirit because he cannot leave behind Molly, who is still in danger. Sam contracts the help of medium Oda Mae Brown to warn Molly about the danger she’s in.
Ghost - The Musical at other Venues in US
- Ghost - The Musical Tampa, FL at Carol Morsani Hall - The Straz Center : now - April 27, 2014
- Ghost - The Musical Fort Lauderdale, FL at Au-Rene Theater - Broward Ctr For The Perf Arts : April 29, 2014 - May 11, 2014
- Ghost - The Musical Orlando, FL at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre : May 13, 2014 - May 18, 2014
- Ghost - The Musical Worcester, MA at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts : June 05, 2014 - June 08, 2014
- Ghost - The Musical Hartford, CT at Mortensen Hall - Bushnell Theatre : June 10, 2014 - June 15, 2014
- Ghost - The Musical Minneapolis, MN at Orpheum Theatre - Minneapolis : June 18, 2014 - June 23, 2014
- Ghost - The Musical Los Angeles, CA at Pantages Theatre - CA : June 27, 2014 - July 13, 2014
- Ghost - The Musical Costa Mesa, CA at Segerstrom Center For The Arts - Segerstrom Hall : July 29, 2014 - August 10, 2014
- Ghost - The Musical Las Vegas, NV at The Smith Center : August 12, 2014 - August 17, 2014