Ghost was one of the first film phenomena of the 1990s. Unabashedly romantic, Bruce Joel Rubin’s screenplay married the supernatural to romance, and added a layer of comedy rich enough to help Whoopi Goldberg win an Oscar.
Rubin was on hand when it came time to turn Ghost into a Broadway musical. With music by Glen Ballard (pop collaborator extraordinaire with Michael Jackson and Alanis Morissette) and Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics), Ghost the Musical promises to recapture and enhance the magic of the original romance.
And, yes, “Unchained Melody” is included, too.
Ghost the Musical opens Saturday (Sept 14) at 2 and 8 PM and runs through Sept. 20 on the Mainstage at Proctors (432 State St., Schenectady). Performances are Sunday at 2 PM; Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 PM; Sept. 19 at 1:30 and 8 PM; and Sept. 20 at 8 PM. Tickets are $20-$75. For more info, call the box office at 346-6204.