Broadway opening set for April
The tuner incarnation of “Ghost” has found its Broadway haunt, booking the Lunt-Fontanne Theater for an April opening.“Ghost the Musical,” which bowed in the West End over the summer, has a book by original screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin and music by Dave Stewart of Eurythmics and music producer Glen Ballard. Show earned mixed reviews from the London critics, but many gave the thumbs-up to helmer Matthew Warchus’ staging, which incorporates a number of spectral illusion effects. Score of the show also includes “Unchained Melody,” the Righteous Brothers tune that serves as the soundtrack for a memorable scene in the 1990 pic. “Ghost” comes to the Main Stem with a producing team that includes Colin Ingram Prods. Limited and Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle, Adam Silberman, Land Line Prods., Donovan Mannato, Michael Edwards and Carole Winter in association with Paramount Pictures and ATG/Robert G. Bartner. Lunt-Fontanne is currently home to the Broadway incarnation of “The Addams Family,” which shutters Dec. 31. “Ghost” will begin Rialto previews in March at a date still to be set, with an opening skedded for April 23.
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