Arriving about 20 years too late is a musical based on the Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore 1990 romantic drama that centers on a happy couple whose relationship is cut short after a tragic murder. Ghost's paranormal love story, which precedes Twilight by nearly two decades, is finally being adapted into a Broadway musical -- and the stage production has some award-winning talent behind it.
Ghost The Musical debuted this June in London at the Manchester Opera House to mixed reviews, but has been praised for its "superb special effects and engaging performances." The team behind the musical production is hoping for a positive response when it hits the New York stage in March next year. Tony-winner Matthew Warchus -- who most recently won for 2009's God of Carnage -- will direct the screenplay written by Bruce Joel Rubin, the scribe behind the original film. The musical will feature new songs by Grammy Award-winner Dave Stewart -- known for being part of the '80's-riffic Eurythmics -- and Glen Ballard, who worked on Alanis Morisette's Jagged Little Pill. Cue Unchained Melody being stuck in your mind grapes for infinity. Again.
It will be interesting to see how the team handles the oft-parodied pottery scene, which has been goofed on since the beginning of time. No cast has been announced yet, but Swayze's dancing shoes will be big ones to fill for Ghost fans. Does this story still hold your attention, or did your clay pot collapse sometime in the early '90s?
[via USA Today]