Ghost The Musical Gives Me a Sneak Peek

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I arrived at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre last night for the promised taste of Ghost The Musical -- based on the hit 1990 movie about the potter, the potted plant, and the pot smoker -- and immediately scooped up a pretty blue drink sitting on a tray.

"That's the Unchained Melody," explained the bartender.

Ooh!

"It's made with Ghost vodka," he added.

Waa!

I opted for a lovely little cup of Sierra Mist instead (while waiting for my Newsies nectar with a hint of Rebecca the Musical razzleberry drizzle and a slice of Leap of Faith lime).

And then the creators sat us down and soberly presented excerpts and testimonials.

They said Judi Dench saw the show three times in London -- and not because she was vying for the Whoopi Goldberg part.

They swore that even Andrew Lloyd Webber went nuts over the show -- and he doesn't even make any money off it.

And the numbers?

Well, the lead guy is a young Robbie Williams type with a hot body and cute facial expressions.

The girl -- who was in Hair -- is a real belter. One day she'll be a judge on The Voice, that's for sure.

And the woman who did get the Whoopi role was a riot, telling us that last year her agent called her to say, "You're going to London." "For what?" she exclaimed.

Co-songwriter Dave Stewart, of Eurythmics fame, also addressed the assembled, admitting, "I'm not used to theater. When people say ' We'll meet at 10,' I keep turning up at 10 o'clock at night!"

But one thing he does like about this new venture:

"All that Ghost vodka in the hotel room!"


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8 comments
Rick Shur
Rick Shur

Speaking of Newsies, is there going to be a swimming scene in long johns again? Or anything in long johns again? (I don't particularly care because I'm going to see it for Harvey's book and Alan's music, but I'm asking for a friend of mine who used to be an assistant coach at some school in Pennsylvania.)

egghumor
egghumor

I recently heard the score (and I'm a huge Eurythmics fan) and all I can say is "Pew-wee!" The video clips I've seen from the West End production are quite nauseating as well. It looks like their trying to create a cinematic experience on stage, while wedging in overheated power ballads along the way. I'm staying far away. 

Timmee
Timmee

They should have cast Demi Moore in the Whoopi Goldberg role.

Bwaybill
Bwaybill

Yes, but not for very long. At least they tried something different and gayish with it rather than just recycle.

MSpeer
MSpeer

It will be just another ill-conceived, un-melodic, torturous attempt to reshape a movie into a Broadway show. For no other reason than to fill the pockets of the investors. And is it true the terrible re-imagining of On a Clear Day is still running?

Wings
Wings

Ghost Busters would have been so much more fun.

Bwaybill
Bwaybill

They'd better serve Ghost vodka to the audience.

Troofire
Troofire

Clear Day started out on the stage, then the movie.

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