Ghost, the classic film starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, is heading to Broadway.
The musical version of the film is expected to open in April 2012 (with previews in March 2012), according to a statement released on Monday.
The news comes just five months after Ghost The Musical premiered in the UK, first at the Manchester Opera House before moving production to the West End theater, where it is still running. The UK version of the musical stars Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy as Sam Wheat and Molly Jensen, respectively.
Ghost The Musical is the product of an award-winning team of producers, including Academy Award winner Bruce Joel Rubin, Grammy Award winner Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, who provided the music and lyrics.
The musical features all original songs, in addition to the familiar Righteous Brothers classic Unchained Melody, according to Reuters.
Since its March debut, Ghost The Musical has sold more than 275,000 tickets in the UK.
Ghost on Broadway will be directed by Matthew Warchus, who currently serves as director of the UK production. Warchus, whose previous projects include Speed-the-Plow and Boeing Boeing, won a Tony Award in 2009 for directing God of Carnage.
In 1990, Ghost grossed more than $500 million at the box office worldwide and forever changed the lives of Moore and Swayze, who became part of movie history in an iconic love scene involving a potter's wheel. The film also rewarded Whoopi Goldberg with an Oscar for her performance as the unbelievable Oda Mae Brown.
Producers of Ghost on Broadway are expected to announce the cast in coming weeks.