Friday, September 17

Ghost the Musical London opening and casting news

So all the rumours are true: yesterday Grease announced it is closing at the Piccadilly Theatre on 30th April 2011 and this morning Ghost the Musical has confirmed that it will be opening there on 19th July, with previews starting on 22nd June.

The first bit of casting news is that the fabulous and larger than life Sharon D Clarke will play the fake medium Oda Mae Brown, which Whoopi Goldberg played in the film version.  Her many West End credits include Guys and Dolls, Rent, Fame, The Lion King , Chicago, We Will Rock You and Hairspray.

The show’s director Matthew Warchus is in New York this week, auditioning other lead roles, though the other strong rumour is that Laura Michelle Kelly (Beauty and the Beast, Whistle Down The Wind , Les Misérables, Mamma Mia! , My Fair Lady , Fiddler on the Roof , The Lord of the Rings - The Musical) will be  involved having taken part in two earlier workshops.

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