Ghost the Musical coming to San Antonio

*press release

 

THE FIRST U.S. NATIONAL TOUR OF

 1.152389

IS COMING TO SAN ANTONIO

JANUARY 21-26, 2014 AT THE MAJESTIC THEATRE

 

TICKETS GO ON SALE 10 A.M., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15

 

SAN ANTONIO (November 11, 2013)  —  The supernatural power of love is taking San Antonio by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical Ghost The Musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, opens at the Majestic Theatre for eight performances, January 21-26, 2014. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, November 15.

Tickets for Ghost The Musical start at $26 and are available by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 982.ARTS (2787) visiting ticketmaster or at all Ticketmaster outlets including the Majestic Box Office.  The Majestic Box Office does not accept single ticket orders over the phone; all ticket sales must be made in person.  Majestic Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday hours vary weekly, call (210) 226.3333 to verify.  Orders for groups of 10 or more may be placed by calling (210) 226-5967.

Ghost The Musical is directed by Tony Award-winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, The Norman Conquests, Boeing-Boeing) and created by a team of Grammy and Academy Award-winners, including an original score by 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). Ghost The Musical features a book 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. This brand new score also includes the iconic song “Unchained Melody,” 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 over 1 million people worldwide and has been nominated for numerous awards including five Olivier Awards and three Tony Awards. The Associated Press calls Ghost The Musical “Eye-poppingly brilliant” while Variety assures the audience will experience “A limitless array of dazzling effects.” Newsday promises that Ghost The Musical is “Unlike anything seen on stage before” and the Daily Telegraph says that Ghost The Musical “Will keep you gasping!”

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Film in 1990, Ghost became a blockbuster hit and an instant classic, winning numerous awards worldwide. The film starred Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn and Whoopi Goldberg and was directed by Jerry Zucker. Bruce Joel Rubin’s script won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and Whoopi Goldberg won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of psychic Oda Mae Brown.

Ghost The Musical opens with performances at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m., Saturday and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.  For venue information, please visit MajesticEmpire.com. For more information about Broadway in San Antonio at the Majestic Theatre, please visit BroadwayInSanAntonio.com

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The Historic Majestic Theatre is located at 224 E. Houston Street in the heart of downtown San Antonio, Texas. Built in 1929 by John Eberson for Interstate Theatres, the Majestic was intended to be the most modern building in South Texas and was the first in the state to be totally air-conditioned. The Majestic remains one of the finest examples of atmospheric theatres ever built, receiving National Historic Landmark status in 1993.  Purchased in 1988 by the City of San Antonio, the theatre was renovated in 1989 at a cost of $15 million, and shortly after, in 1996, the stage was expanded, allowing the theatre to accommodate major Broadway musicals.  Since 1989, the Majestic has hosted over 5 million patrons, all at no cost to taxpayers.  For more information visit www.majesticempire.com or connect with us on Facebook (facebook.com/MajesticTheatreSanAntonio) and Twitter (@majesticempire).

Broadway in San Antonio is part of Broadway Across America, a leading Broadway producer and the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America.  BAA operates in 40 cities, bringing first-class touring musicals and plays to audiences across the US and Canada in markets such as Costa Mesa, Fort Lauderdale, Tempe, Boston, Minneapolis and New Orleans.  As a producer, current and upcoming productions include Million Dollar Quartet, Pippin, Big Fish, Betrayal, Bullets Over Broadway, Little Miss Sunshine and Bull Durham. BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.

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