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Casting Announced for Ghost the Musical

August 28, 2013

The supernatural power of love is taking North America by storm in the form of the new Broadway and West End musical Ghost The Musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film by Bruce Joel Rubin and Paramount Pictures. Full casting was just announced for the first U.S. national tour, which comes to Charlotte April 1-6, 2014, in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. The musical launches in Schenectady, N.Y., at Proctors Theater on Sept. 14.

Stephen Grant Douglas. Photo by McKindles Photography

Stephen Grant Douglas.
Photo by McKindles Photography

Ghost The Musical features Steven Grant Douglas as Sam Wheat, Katie Postotnik as Molly Jensen, Carla R. Stewart as Oda Mae Brown and Robby Haltiwanger as Carl Bruner.

Featured ensemble are Fernando Contreras, Brandon Curry, Evette Marie White, Nichole Turner, Hana Freeman and Shannan E. Johnson. Rounding out the ensemble are Omar Garibay, Susan Leilani Gearou, Tony Johnson, Beth Stafford Laird, Ben Laxton, Jake Vander Linden, Michael McClure, Jack O’Brien, Andrea Rouch and Maria Cristina Slye.

Ghost The Musical is directed by Tony Award-winner Matthew Warchus (Matilda, God of Carnage, The Norman Conquests, Boeing Boeing) and choreographed by Ashley Wallen (“The X Factor,” Kylie Minogue, Seal, Madonna’s film WE). The musical features book and lyrics 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. It also features original music and lyrics by a team of Grammy Award-winners, including 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 score also includes the iconic song “Unchained Melody,” written by Hy Zaret and Alex North (courtesy of Frank Music Corp. ASCAP) and 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. 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 enjoyed by more than 1 million people worldwide and has been nominated for numerous awards, including five Olivier Awards and three Tony Awards. It is also currently in Hungary and touring the U.K. Productions in Italy and Korea open later this year. The Associated Press calls Ghost The Musical “Eye-poppingly brilliant” while Variety assures that the audience will experience “A limitless array of dazzling effects.” Newsday says Ghost The Musical is “Unlike anything seen on stage before” and the Daily Telegraph declares that Ghost The Musical  “will keep you gasping!”

Check out this video for a sneak peek of the show!

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