Who has not seen the famous movie ‘Ghost’ on a winter afternoon and has enjoyed to the fullest with that love so sincere and dramatic that the protagonists demonstrate during their story? Now, you can relive that story with the musical that will be re-premiered on September 28 at the EDP Gran Vía Theater in Madrid with the incorporation of David Bustamante and Ricky Merino in its cast.
The movie was written by Bruce Joel Rubin, Oscar winner for the film’s script, and starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg. Adapted to the theater by Bruce Joel Rubin himself, the show arrives in Spain in musical format after its premiere in London and Broadway. With music and lyrics by Glen Ballard and Dave Stewart, the latter composer of the British band Eurythmics.
The show is rerun in Madrid, after a first season of resounding critical and public success that was seen interrupted by pandemic. The musical received the 2020 Broadway World Spain Award for Best Musical and Cristina Llorente received the Best Actress Award. The musical industry thus returns to Madrid’s Gran Vía by the hand of LETSGO.
David bustamante joins the cast of the musical that brings to the stage the love story that triumphed on the big screen in 1990, and that returns to the EDP Gran Vía Theater to celebrate after the pandemic the 30th anniversary of the film. And from one triumph to another, since he will alternate in the role of Sam with the artist Ricky Merino.
The show, to be performed by Wednesday to Sunday, will have Bustamante in the functions on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., Friday at 6:00 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 p.m. Ricky Merino, for his part, will play Sam on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m., Friday at 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. and at 9:30 p.m. On Monday, October 11 and Tuesday, October 12 there will be a performance at 8:30 p.m., these performances will be performed by Merino.
The musical is an original production directed by Federico Bellone, artistic director of shows of recognized international trajectory, among which stand out Mary Poppins, in Italy, from Disney and Cameron Mackintosh.
The show has a cast made up of 18 artists. The actress Cristina Llorente placeholder image continues to give life for the second season to the unique Molly, after being awarded the Premio Broadway World for Best Actress for this role, as well as Christian Sánchez and She Ruiz, which they repeat as a friend and co-worker of Sam (Carl) and the enigmatic Oda Mae, respectively.
In addition to Bustamante and Merino, will be part of the musical: Joan Mas (in the role of the thief named Willy López), Oscar Albert (the restless ghost that haunts the subway), Esteban Oliver (the ghost of the hospital), Juls Sosa (Clara, sister of Oda Mae), Nathaly Salim (Louise, sister of Oda Mae), Patricia Serradell (Mrs. Santiago), Sergio Escribano, Gerard minguez and Francisco Gala (masculine ensemble) Elena Gonzalez and Maria Jose Arcas (female ensemble). As swings the show has Jose Miralles and Maria Moreno.
With live music, the show features a band composed of pianists, drums, bassist and guitarist under the musical direction of Julio Awad that will immerse the viewer in the mythical 90s pop / rock, not forgetting the iconic Unchained Melody.
A total of 41 scenes they recreate the film with a spectacular staging. From the hand of the illusionist Paolo Carta, responsible for the special effects of the musical Mary Poppins in Italy, the show will include impressive special effects that will allow to recreate memorable scenes from the film; like the scene in which the ghost goes through the body of Oda Mae or the mythical ones of Sam going through walls.
The choreographies are directed by Chiara Vecchi, the script and lyrics adaptation is the work of Silvia Montesinos (also assistant director and resident director), the costume designer is Felype from Lima, the characterization is Olaya Brandon and the lighting design of Valerius Tiberius. The lights of the work will paint the nostalgia of the New York of twenty years ago and they will accompany the viewer to immerse themselves in this unique story … are you going to miss it?
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the most romantic musical is re-released with David Bustamante