Complete casting has been announced for the Broadway incarnation of Ghost, starring previously announced London headliners Caissie Levy and Richard Fleeshman as Molly and Sam with newcomers Bryce Pinkham as Carl Bruner and Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Oda Mae Brown. The musical, directed by Matthew Warchus, begins preview performances will begin on March 15, 2012 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, and opening night is set for April 23.
The complete cast includes 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.
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, whom he learns is in grave danger. With the help of a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, Sam tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of 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 features choreography is 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 musical also features the Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody,” which became the love theme of the movie.