Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"Ghost: the Musical" Opens on Broadway

The Broadway adaptation of the hit, Oscar-winning film Ghost has opened on Broadway and the reviews are in.  Though the film was a major success in Hollywood, the Broadway adaptation has not been well received.  Charles Isherwood of the New York Times said of the show, "Ghost may not be the worst musical ever made from a movie.  But it is just as flavorless and lacking in dramatic vitality as many that have come before."  Continuing his pan of the show, Isherwood states that "the gifted [director] Matthew Warchus [took this job] presumably in search of the big money that only big musicals can provide."  Steven Suskin of Variety Magazine had something similar to say.  He wrote, "Full of moving scenery, lights, projections, film, and magical illusions, but devoid of actual magic, the Broadway production of Ghost is a lumbering megatuner with little to offer beyond a limitless array of dazzling effects."

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