Tuesday, October 2

Casting for new tour of Ghost the Musical

Bill Kenwright is again producing a tour of Ghost the musical which originally ran  at London's Piccadilly Theatre from June 2011 to October 2012 and then toured the UK in 2014 and 2017. The new international tour opens in Dubai later this month before coming to  the UK at the beginning of January 2019.

Casting news to far is that Niall Sheehy (Miss Saigon, Titanic) is playing Sam Wheat, Rebekah Lowings (Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar and Narrator in Joseph tours)  is Molly, Jacqui Dubois is reprising the role of  Oda Mae Brown with Sergio Pasquariello as Carl and Jules Brown as Willie Lopez with James Earl Adair/Hospital Ghost , Lovonne Jahzev/Subway Ghost, Patrick Richards/Zeus, Jochebel Ohene MacCarthy/Louise, Sadie Jean-Shirley/Clara, with ensemble members Josh Andrews/Understudy Carl, Samantha Noel/1st Understudy Molly , Charlotte Kate Warren/2nd Understudy Molly, Kage Douglas/Understudy Subway Ghost and Chanelle Anthony and Dance Captain Michael Ward.

Ghost is a story all about the power of love. Couple Sam and Molly (played in the film by the late Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore) 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, 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 that everyone remembers with Molly at her potter's wheel with Sam appearing as a ghost and helping her throw a pot to the background music of The Righteous Brothers' Unchained Melody.

Bruce Joel Rubin had adapted his screenplay for the stage and new music and lyrics have been provided by Grammy Award winners Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard: writer of Michael Jackson's Man In The Mirror and producer of artists including Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, Van Halen and Alanis Morissette.

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