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Sunday, 13 March 2016

Preview: GHOST at SUNDERLAND EMPIRE



                                                      
BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS
 UNCHAINED AND REIMAGINED – A NEW MUSICAL PRODUCTION
BASED ON THE MUCH-LOVED MOVIE MASTERPIECE GHOST

GHOST – THE MUSICAL
SUNDERLANDEMPIRE
26thSEPTEMBER – 1st OCTOBER 2016

Book and Lyrics by BRUCE JOEL RUBIN
Music and Lyrics by DAVE STEWART AND GLEN BALLARD
Based on the Paramount Pictures film written by BRUCE JOEL RUBIN

This autumn BILLKENWRIGHT will stage a new production of the timeless story of love, despair and hope: GHOST - THE MUSICAL.

Taking its inspiration from the classic movie, this innovative reimagining will feature an expanded book, new music and original staging.

The Double Academy Award winning movie is a huge success story, both critically and at the box office, where it was the highest grossing film in the year of its release. It starred the late Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn and Whoopi Goldberg and was directed by Jerry Zucker. Bruce Joel Rubin's script won the Oscar® for Best Original Screenplay and Whoopi Goldberg won the Oscar® for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The film's most iconic and moving scene was famously performed to The Righteous Brother's Unchained Melody, which also features in the musical version. Ghost won numerous other awards and nominations, including being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Film.

Walking back to their apartment late one night a tragic encounter sees Sam murdered and his beloved girlfriend Molly alone, in despair and utterly lost. But with the help of a phony storefront psychic Sam, trapped between this world and the next, tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving her from grave danger…

Bill Kenwrightsaid “GHOST is a story full of hope, and is one of those films which never leaves you. The book by Bruce Joel Rubin and score by Dave Stewart and Glenn Ballad come together wonderfully in one of my favourite new musicals in years.”

Bruce Joel Rubinsaid “This is a show with such a strong emotional and musical life that it can mould to many visions and interpretations.  It can be performed on any scale, and its vibrant heart will still captivate an audience and allows the imagination to flourish. It is purely theatrical in the greatest sense.  We are very excited by the potential that the new version holds and elated that it will be launched in the US at The Fulton Theatre, then tour the UK with Bill Kenwright”.

The production tours the UK from 29 August, opening at the New Theatre Wimbledon.

Creative team and casting will be announced soon.


Tickets:
Tickets available from the Box Office on High Street West, via the ticket centre 0844 871 3022* or www.ATGtickets.com/Sunderland *calls cost 7p per minute plus standard network charges. Booking and transaction fees may apply to telephone and online bookings.






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