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Tuesday, 17 January 2012 21:32

Full Company of Broadway GHOST THE MUSICAL Announced

BROADWAY TAKES ONE STEP CLOSER
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 PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED STARS
RICHARD FLEESHMAN, CAISSIE LEVY,
DA’VINE JOY RANDOLPH & BRYCE PINKHAM
WELCOME THE FULL COMPANY TO BROADWAY

PREVIEWS BEGIN MARCH 15, 2012 AT
BROADWAY’S LUNT-FONTANNE THEATRE
OPENING APRIL 23, 2012

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 (New York, NY – January 17, 2012)  The producers of Ghost The Musical are proud to announce full casting for the Broadway production Joining previously announced stars Richard Fleeshman (Sam Wheat), Caissie Levy (Molly Jensen), Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Oda Mae Brown), and Bryce Pinkham (Carl Bruner) will be Tyler McGee, Lance Roberts, Moya Angela, Jason Babinsky, Michael Balderrama, James Brown III, Stephen Carrasco, Jeremy Davis, Sharona D’Ornellas, Josh Franklin, Albert Guerzon, Afra Hines, Carly Hughes, Karen Hyland, Alison Luff, Vasthy Mompoint, Jennifer Noble, Joe Aaron Reid, Constantine Rousouli, Jennifer Sanchez, Daniel Watts, and Jesse Wildman

{module ad_left_body}Ghost The Musical begins previews on Thursday, March 15th at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street).  Opening night is confirmed for Monday, April 23, 2012. 

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This new musical is directed by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, The Norman Conquests, Boeing-Boeing) and choreographed by Ashley Wallen (The X Factor, Kylie Minogue).   Ghost The Musical is created by a team of Grammy and Academy Award winners, with a brand new, original score by Dave Stewart (half of the multi-Grammy Award winning Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson's Man In The Mirror, Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill), with a book by Bruce Joel Rubin (Ghost, Jacob’s Ladder, The Time Traveler’s Wife), who has adapted his Academy Award winning original screenplay for the stage.  This brand new score also includes the iconic song “Unchained Melody,” famously performed in the film by The Righteous Brothers.  

Set in modern day New York City, 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 the hope of saving and protecting her.

Set and costume designs are by Rob Howell, with musical supervision and arrangements by Christopher Nightingale, music direction by David Holcenberg, illusions by Paul Kieve, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Bobby Aitken, and projection design by Jon Driscoll.

Ghost The Musicalis being produced on Broadway by Colin Ingram Productions Limited and Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle,Adam Silberman, Donovan Mannato, Michael Edwards & Carole Winter, Patricia Lambrecht in association with Paramount Pictures Corporation.

Tickets to Ghost The Musical are available online or at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre box office (205 West 46th St).   Ticket prices range from $57 to $137 (including a $2 facility fee).  Premium tickets are also available.  The performance schedule during previews will be as follows:  Monday – Saturday evenings at 8pm and Saturdays at 2pm.  Beginning, Tuesday, April 24th, the performance schedule will be as follows: Mondays at 8pm, Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2pm. 

Richard Fleeshman is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association.  The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance of this production.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR
THE GHOST LIGHT SESSIONS 1/24

On Tuesday, January 24th, Facebook users will have exclusive access to screenings of The Ghost Light Sessions, a special sneak peek presentation at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.  In an unprecedented presentation for a Broadway musical, Ghost The Musicalwill provide an exciting opportunity for fans to get a first look at performances from the show as well as hear from the cast and creative team about bringing this highly anticipated new musical to Broadway.  The Ghost Light Sessions screenings can be streamed throughout the day on Tuesday 1/24 at 9am, 4:30pm & 9pm.  All times are Eastern.

Each of the three screenings will be available for a one-time-only viewing through a special tab on the Ghost The Musical Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/GhostBroadway.  Fans will also be able to engage in an interactive discussion with one another by posting comments directly beneath the video as they watch.

 
 

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Film in 1990, Ghost became a blockbuster hit and an instant classic, winning numerous awards worldwide. The film starred Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn and Whoopi Goldberg and was directed by Jerry Zucker. Bruce Joel Rubin’s script won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and Whoopi Goldberg won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of psychic Oda Mae Brown.

Ghost opened in London’s West End at the Piccadilly Theatre on July 19, 2011 and has moved audiences to cheers and tears nightly ever since.  Here’s what the critics said:

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BIOS:

TYLER MCGEE (Ensemble).  Tyler is honored and excited to be returning to theatre and making his Broadway debut in Ghost! A California native, Tyler has performed all over the country including playing Luke in Altar Boyz, Chicago. Tyler has done several extended performances dancing in Las Vegas, before returning to LA to pursue film making. While still acting, he has produced, written and/or directed several plays, short films, pilots and feature films including A True Story starring Katrina Bowden (30 Rock), and Malcolm Goodwin (A&E’s Breakout Kings).

LANCE ROBERTS (Ensemble).  Broadway: Peewee Herman (King of Cartoons), Sister Act.  Off Bway: March of the Falsettos, Radio City, Forbidden Broadway (Hollywood edition).  LA/National Tours: CATS, Ain't Misbehavin', I Love You...Now Change, The All Night Strut!, Aladdin (Original Jafar-8 yrs!).  Regional:  McCarter, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Asolo, LaJolla, Old Globe, Mark Taper, Arvada, Coconut Grove, San Diego Rep.  TV: “The 2-2,” “Numb3rs,” “Zoey 101,” “Will & Grace,” “Drew Carey,” “Knots Landing,” “The Colby's,” “Scarecrow & Mrs. King” etc. 

MOYA ANGELA (Ensemble).  Moya recently made her Broadway debut in The Lion King. National tours: Dreamgirls (Effie White) and The Lion King Gazelle and Cheetah companies (u/s Rafiki, Shenzi). TV: “30 Rock” (Portia). An NAACP Theater Award Winner.

JASON BABINSKY (Ensemble). Credits include Billy Elliot (Broadway and Chicago companies). Regional: Williamstown, Huntington Theatre Co., Syracuse Stage, Paper Mill Playhouse, Utah Shakespeare, PCLO, Goodspeed, Adirondack Theatre Festival, North Carolina Theatre, St. Louis Rep (Kevin Klein award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play). Film: Contagion, “You Don't Know Jack,” Law Abiding Citizen.

MICHAEL BALDERRAMA (Ensemble).  Broadway: In the Heights, Hot Feet, Movin' Out, Urban Cowboy, Saturday Night Fever.  Television/Film: Rock of Ages, Across the Universe, Macy's Day Parade(01', 08', 09'), Academy Awards, Ghosts.  Choreography (Regional & Television): “Sesame Street,” Starlight Theater.  Currently: Resident Director/Choreographer - In the Heights 2nd National Tour, Associate Artistic Director - Mark Stuart Dance Theater, Co-Founder/Advisory Board - R.Evolucin Latina; Artists (choreography/performance): Michael Jackson, Gloria Estefan, Bruno Mars, Sutton Foster, Vanessa Williams, Brian Adams, Mariah Carey, Jay Sean, Kristine W, Brownstone, Jaunes.

JAMES BROWN III (Ensemble). Broadway: Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Jimmy, u/s Miss Understanding), Memphis, The Little Mermaid (Dance Captain, u/s Jetsam), The Color Purple (Bobby, u/s Harpo), WickedThe Producers (O'Houlihan), The Frogs (Dance Captain), The Lion King (Dance Captain, u/s Simba). Notable credits: Girl Crazy (Encores!), Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary Tour, The Producers Movie. Education: Brown University (Psychology).

STEPHEN CARRASCO (Ensemble).  Broadway/NY: Billy Elliot, White Christmas, Music in the Air (Encores!).  National Tour: Young Frankenstein. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO, Goodspeed Musicals, Atlanta TOTS, Syracuse Stage, and Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. B.F.A. Syracuse University.

JEREMY DAVIS (Ensemble) is so excited to join the company of Ghost.  Broadway: Billy Elliot, The People in the Picture, 9 to 5, South Pacific, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.  National Tours: South Pacific, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Who's Tommy.  Regional: Babes in Arms (Goodspeed), Of Thee I Sing (Paper Mill).  

SHARONA D’ORNELLAS (Ensemble).  Sharona is ecstatic to be a part of Ghost.  Broadway: In The Heights.  Regional/Tours: In The Heights, Chaka-Khan (Artist), Guys & Dolls.  Film/TV: The Love Guru, Ice Princess . BFA in Dance from Ryerson University.

JOSH FRANKLIN (Ensemble).  Broadway: Anything Goes, Legally Blonde, Grease.  1st National Tours: Jersey Boys (Bob Gaudio), Grease (Danny), All Shook U, Disney’s On The Record.  Josh is a graduate of the Conservatory at Webster University. 

ALBERT GUERZON (Ensemble).  Favorite credits:  Mamma Mia! (Broadway and 2nd National Tour), World Premier of The Times They Are A-Changin’ by Twyla Tharp, The Wiz (La Jolla),  Cutman (Goodspeed), David Byrne’s Here Lies Love (Public Theater) and the 50th Anniversary of Flower Drum Song (AMTSJ).  Albert has danced/choreographed for Kaci Battaglia, Ludacris, Emii feat. Snoop Dogg, and Dalal. 

AFRA HINES (Ensemble).  Training: Professional Performing Arts High School and The Ailey School. Broadway: Wicked and In The Heights (Original Broadway Cast), Radio City Rockette at Radio City Music Hall, NY Knicks Dancer, and various music videos, award shows and commercials. 

CARLY HUGHES (Ensemble) Broadway: Ragtime (u/s Sarah, Ensemble),  Spelling Bee (Standby for Rona Lisa Peretti/ Marcy Park), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Trixie, Mama Who u/s). Off-Broadway: SIDD: The Musical. Favorite Regional: Dessa Rose (Dessa Rose, West Coast premiere),Footloose (Rusty),Aida (Aida),Ragtime (Sarah), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Brenda),Dreamgirls (Michelle, u/s Deena), Constant Star, Sophisticated Ladies, RENT, Beehive, Little Shop. She is a Princess Grace Award recipient for Acting.

KAREN HYLAND (Ensemble).  Broadway debut! NYC: Anyone Can Whistle (Encores!) Nat'l Tours: White Christmas (1st Nat'l,) Billy Elliot (2nd Nat'l), Radio City Christmas..., Grease (European Tour) Regional: Sacramento Music Circus, Cincinnati Playhouse, Westchester B'way, Portland Center Stage, Geva Theater.  

ALISON LUFF (Ensemble).  Alison is thrilled to be making memories with Ghost! Most recently she was in the Broadway cast of Mamma Mia where she made her Broadway debut! Nat'l Tour: Mamma Mia. Off-Broadway: I'll Be Damned (Claire/Nell). NYC: Like You Like It (Rosalind), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie). Favorite Regional: …Spelling Bee (Olive, Ovation Award), Little Women (Jo), Urinetown (Hope), Sylvia (Sylvia), I Love You, You’re Perfect... (Woman 1), All in The Timing

VASTHY MOMPOINT (Ensemble).  So excited to be a part of this amazing show with her friends! Broadway: Mary Poppins, Hot Feet, Good Vibrations.  National Tours/Regional: Ragtime (pas de deux) Aida (Aida), My One and Only (New Rhythm), Hair (Dionne), Footloose (Wendy-Jo), Smokey Joes Cafe (Brenda), And the World Goes ‘Round (Woman 1). Cartoon lovers can hear Vasthy on Fox Kids "The Winx Club.” 

JENNIFER NOBLE (Ensemble).  Jennifer is thrilled and honored to be making her Broadway debut in Ghost! Regional credits: Limelight, The Story of Charlie Chaplin (Lita Grey et al), La Jolla Playhouse; [Title of Show] (Heidi), Playhouse Square; The Mystery..Drood (Drood u/s perf), Idaho Shakes; All Shook Up (Natalie) Little Theatre.  2010 grad of Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory.

JOE AARON REID (Ensemble). Broadway: Catch Me If You Can, Finian’s Rainbow, Chicago, Curtains. Off-Broadway: Finian’s Rainbow (Encores!), The Tin Pan Alley Rag (Roundabout), Kismet (Encores!), Lines (TBG Theatre). Regional: On The Town (5th Avenue Theatre), Cats (Northern Stage), Curtains (Ahmanson), Ragtime (Paper Mill Playhouse), …Forum (Williamstown), Camelot (NSMT), Guys and Dolls (MIMF), Beauty and the Beast (Places des Artes). Television: “Smash,” “The Tony Awards,” “The Today Show,” “Regis & Kelly.” BFA in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College.

CONSTANTINE ROUSOULI (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be in Ghost! Broadway: Hairspray (Link Larkin), Wicked (Fiyero u/s). National Tours: Legally Blonde (Padamadan/ Nikos). Other theatre: White Noise (Royal George Theater) produced by Whoopi Goldberg.

JENNIFER SANCHEZ (Ensemble).  Broadway: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Cristina, Original Broadway Cast Recording), West Side Story (Rosalia, New Broadway Cast Recording). NYC: A Gingerbread Story (Maria) TV: “Dancing with the Stars,” “David Letterman,” “Sondheim! The Birthday Concert,” “In Performance at the White House.” OCU alumna.

DANIEL J. WATTS (Ensemble).  Broadway: The Color Purple; Disney's The Little Mermaid (Original Company), Memphis (Original Company), In The Heights. City Center Encores!: The Wiz, Cotton Club Parade. Workshops: Sweet Billy and the Zooloos, Langston in Harlem, Fortress of Solitude, Rocky the Musical. Creations: WORDS! (The Tank, NYC); D. Watts' Spoken Word Perseveres: The Jam (Helen Mills Spotlight Theatre).

JESSE WILDMAN (Ensemble).  Broadway debut!  National Tours: Guys & Dolls (Mimi, u/s Adelaide), Chicago (Mona). Regional: White Christmas (Rhoda), The Rocky Horror Show (Columbia), 42nd Street (Phyllis Dale), Chicago (Hunyak), The Producers, Radio City Rockette

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