Caissie Levy and Richard Fleeshman, who created the roles of Molly and Sam in the musical adaptation of Ghost on the West End, will reprise their leading roles in the show’s forthcoming Broadway transfer. Joining Levy and Fleeshman will be Bryce Pinkham as Carl Bruner and Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Oda Mae Brown. Preview performances will begin on March 15, 2012, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, and opening night is set for April 23, directed by Matthew Warchus. Complete casting will be announced at a later date.
Ghost follows a young couple, Sam and Molly, who get mugged while walking home to their New York apartment one night. Sam is murdered and becomes trapped in this world as a ghost, 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.
Ghost features a book by Bruce Joel Rubin (adapted from his screenplay for the hit 1990 film starring Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze and Whoopi Goldberg) and a score by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard. The show also features the Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody,” which became the love theme of the movie.
Prior to Ghost, Levy recently appeared on Broadway and the West End in the leading role of Sheila in Hair. Her other stage credits include Hairspray, Wicked and Rent.
Fleeshman was most recently seen on stage playing Warner Huntington III in Legally Blonde. He is best known for roles on British TV hit Coronation Street and, more recently, Debbie Horsfield’s All the Small Things for the BBC.
Pinkham has been seen on Broadway in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and his off-Broadway credits include Knickerbocker Holiday and The Orphans’ Home Cycle.
Randolph will be making her Broadway debut in Ghost. Her stage credits include Servant of Two Masters at Yale Repertory Theater and Hair at Prince Music Theater.
Ghost features choreography by Ashley Wallen, set and costume design by Rob Howell, musical supervision and arrangements by Christopher Nightingale, illusions by Paul Kieve, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Bobby Aitken, and projection design by Jon Driscoll. The show opened at London's Piccadilly Theatre on July 19, 2011.