Wednesday, May 5

Ghost the Musical to premiere in London next year

Dave Stewart (pictured) is working on three musicals at the moment with the Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore hit movie “Ghost” being ready to open in London in April 2011.

The impressive team includes Dave Stewart and Glenn Ballard who are writing the score. They are both Grammy award winning musicians. Dave Stewart is perhaps best known for The Eurythmics with Annie Lennox and Glen Ballard is a six-time Grammy award winner, producing artists such as Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, Van Halen and Alanis Morissette. The other members include the screenwriter of the Oscar winning Ghost script Bruce Joel Rubin and Tony award winning director Matthew Warchus.

Ghost will be directed by Matthew Warchus. Set and costume designs are by Rob Howell, Musical Supervision is by Christopher Nightingale, Choreography by Peter Darling and Illusions by Paul Kieve. 

For those who haven’t seen the film Ghost is story about the power of love. Couple Sam and Molly are mugged one night on the way home to their apartment and Sam dies on the dark street. He becomes 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 phoney psychic, Oda Mae Brown (played in the film by Whoopi Goldberg) he tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving and protecting her.

It has the very moving and intimate scene with with Molly at her potter’s wheel and Sam as a ghost helping her throw a pot to the background music of The Righteous Brother's Unchained Melody.

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