Sunday, August 28, 2011
Ghost...weepy romance to be launched as a Broadway Musical! March 2012!
Who could ever forget that erotic scene in the blockbuster hit Ghost where actor Patrick Swayze suggestively guided Demi Moore's delicate hands up-and-down on a phallic-looking hunk of clay on a potter's wheel as the haunting theme song (Unchained Melody) swept up die-hard romantics to a weepy state of sheer ecstasy (brought some to tears) below the theatre footlights.
A tear jerker, alright. It comes close to "The Notebook" in that regard.
Now, word out of New York is that the well-crafted original script - which snatched up a smattering of film awards (Whoopi Goldberg nabbed an Oscar for best supporting actress for her zany portrayal of a nefarious charlatan) has been adapted for the stage in New York.
God willing, previews are slated to kick-off in New York in March 2012.
Tony Award-winner Tony Warchus will direct.
In addition to musical input by the Righteous Brothers, there will be a roster of songs by Glen Ballard and Dave Stewart (Eurythmics).
At press time there was no casting information for the much-anticipated spiritual thriller!