Major new West End show Ghost The Musical opens tonight, Tuesday 19 July 2011, at London’s Piccadilly Theatre.
The big-budget new movie-to-stage musical stars Richard Fleeshman (Legally Blonde, Coronation Street) as Sam, originally played on screen by the late Patrick Swayze, and hot Broadway starlet Caissie Levy (Hair, Wicked) as Molly, originally played by Demi Moore.
Joining Fleeshman and Levy is West End star Sharon D Clarke as Oda Mae Brown, played in the movie by Whoopi Goldberg, and Andrew Langtree as Carl.
Ghost The Musical is directed by Matthew Warchus (Deathtrap, La Bete), with music and lyrics by legendary pop and rock writers Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (writer of Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror). The show also features the classic song from the movie, Unchained Melody.
ALSO OPENING TONIGHT
Other shows starting tonight include the first preview for Journey’s End at the Duke of York’s Theatre. David Grindley’s multi-award winning production of R.C. Sherriff’s classic war drama, based on the author’s experience in the trenches of World War 1, comes to London for a seven week season during its National tour.
Also tonight, A Woman Killed With Kindness opens at the National Theatre. Katie Mitchell directs Thomas Heywood’s classic play.