Matthew Warchus is to direct a musical version of the Academy Award winning film GHOST, scheduled to open in 2010. Music and lyrics are by Grammy® award winning Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, and Oscar® winning Bruce Joel Rubin will adapt his original screenplay for the stage and write lyrics. Set and costumes designs are by Rob Howell and the musical supervisors will be Christopher Nightingale and Tesse Gohl. GHOST is produced by David Garfinkle of New York’s Hello Entertainment and London producer Colin Ingram in association with Paramount Pictures. Further information about this production will be announced at a later date.
GHOST is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. Walking back to their apartment one night, Sam and Molly are mugged, leaving Sam murdered 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, Oda Mae Brown, Sam tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving and protecting her.
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Film of 1990, GHOST won numerous awards worldwide and is one of the biggest grossing films in the UK. It starred Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn and Whoopi Goldberg and was directed by Jerry Zucker. Bruce Joel Rubin’s script won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and Whoopi Goldberg won the Oscar® for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The film’s iconic love scene at a potter’s wheel was famously performed to The Righteous Brother’s Unchained Melody.
BRUCE JOEL RUBIN (Book and Lyrics)
DAVE STEWART (Composer and Lyrics)
GLEN BALLARD (Composer and Lyrics)
MATTHEW WARCHUS (Director)
ROB HOWELL (Set and Costume Designer)
CHRISTOPHER NIGHTINGALE (Musical Supervisor)
TEESE GOHL (Musical Supervisor)
DAVID GARFINKLE (Producer)
COLIN INGRAM PRODUCTIONS LTD (Producer and General Manager)
Colin Ingram has worked with some of the most successful theatre producers, directors and actors in the world. He spent six years with Cameron Mackintosh before heading up Disney Theatrical in the UK for over two years. Colin then became Executive Producer for the inaugural and second season of Kevin Spacey’s Old Vic Theatre Company and joined Sally Greene as her Executive Producer on the hit musical Billy Elliot. Colin formed Colin Ingram Ltd in 2005 to develop and produce new theatre productions and to offer general management services to other producers.
During his career, Colin has worked on the following productions as Executive Producer or General Manager: Billy Elliot, Movin’ Out, Les Misérables, Phantom Of The Opera, The Lion King, Beauty And The Beast, Oklahoma!, Witches of Eastwick, Vagina Monologues, Richard II, Hamlet, Philadelphia Story, Aladdin, National Anthems, Cloaca.
Colin graduated in Law and International Finance before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. His business training has been a huge asset in producing productions on budget and raising millions of pounds in investment from private investors.
Based in London, Colin Ingram Limited has acted as consultant to Old Vic Productions for the New York and Australian productions of Billy Elliot and co-produced Trevor Nunn’s Gone With The Wind along with investing in Swimming With Sharks with Christian Slater. In addition to GHOST, it is currently also producing a stage play adaptation by Samuel Adamson and directed by Sean Mathias for the West End.
For Ghost Tickets and Booking Information see www.key2theatre.co.uk