‘Ghost The Musical’ at Saenger Nov. 19-24

NEW ORLEANS — The new Broadway and West End musical “Ghost The Musical,” adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, will perform at the Saenger Theatre Nov. 19 to 24.

“Ghost The Musical” is directed by Tony Award-winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, The Norman Conquests, Boeing-Boeing) and created by a team of Grammy and Academy Award-winners, including an 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).

The musical features 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. The musical tells the story how walking back to their apartment one night after a romantic dinner, Sam and Molly are mugged, leaving Sam dead 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, Sam tries to communicate with Molly in the hopes of saving and protecting her.

“Ghost The Musical” has been seen by more than 1 million people worldwide and has been nominated for numerous awards including five Olivier Awards and three Tony Awards. The Associated Press calls “Ghost The Musical” “Eye-poppingly brilliant” while Variety assures the audience will experience “A limitless array of dazzling effects.”

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Film in 1990, Ghost became a blockbuster hit 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 The Musical” will begin its eight performance run at the Saenger Theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 to 21, 8 p.m. Nov. 22, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 23 and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24.

Single tickets start at $26 and are on sale now. Tickets are available at BroadwayInNewOrleans.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 1-800-982-2787.

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