Wednesday, July 20, 2011

'Ghost The Musical' Opening Night in London

'Ghost The Musical' at the Piccadilly Theatre
Cassie Levy and Richard Fleeshman
(all production photos: Sean Ebsworth Barnes)
The much anticipated production of 'Ghost The Musical' officially opened at the Piccadilly Theatre in London on July 19 after previewing from June 24. The musical is currently booking for performances to January 28, 2012.

Reading about the combination of the stars and creative talents and seeing photos of the pre-West End run, this is one of the few times I was immediately taken to consider seeing a movie turned stage musical. Normally I immediately question on what purpose can be had bu adapting the film for the theatre. Until I get to see the production to give a real assessment, this post includes new production photographs. The next post will include the musical's trailer and review excerpts from the popular press. Click HERE for the full set of posts about 'Ghost The Musical' including those regarding the pre-West End tryout run.

Matthew Warchus directs 'Ghost The Musical' starring Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy as Sam and Molly in the roles made famous by Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. Co-starring are Sharon D. Clarke as Oda Mae Brown and Andrew Langtree as Carl in the roles originated on film by Whoopi Goldberg and Tony Goldwyn. The musical features new music by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics and Glenn Ballard and features the classic song "Unchained Melody" iconically associated with the film. Bruce Joel Rubin adapts his Oscar winning screenplay for the stage. 'Ghost The Musical' Original Cast Recording available on CD.

'Ghost The Musical' 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 hope of saving and protecting her.  Learn more at

Caissie Levy and Richard Fleeshman
Caissie Levy and Richard Fleeshman
Caissie Levy
Caissie Levy and Richard Fleeshman
Richard Fleeshman and members of 'Ghost The Musical' company.
Sharon D. Clarke
Andrew Langtree
Richard Fleeshman, Caissie Levy and Andrew Langtree

Caissie Levy and Richard Fleeshman
Sharon D. Clarke and members of 'Ghost The Musical' company.
Members of 'Ghost The Musical' company.
Members of 'Ghost The Musical' company
'Ghost The Musical' Company
Ivan D. Freitas plays Willie Lopez


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