Broadway's 'Ghost The Musical' to close next month

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In this theater image released by The Hartman Group, Caissie Levy, left, and Richard Fleeshman are shown in a scene from "Ghost The Musical," at the at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York. Producers said Tuesday, July 24, 2012, that “Ghost The Musical” will play its final performance at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Aug. 18. It will have lasted 39 previews and 136 regular performances. (AP Photo/The Hartman Group, Joan Marcus)
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NEW YORK (AP) — The musical based on the 1990 film "Ghost" won't be haunting Broadway for long.

Producers said Tuesday that "Ghost The Musical" will play its final performance at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Aug. 18. It will have lasted 39 previews and 136 regular performances

The musical is based on the hit movie in which Patrick Swayze played a ghost trying to communicate with his girlfriend — played by Demi Moore — through a fake psychic — played by Whoopi Goldberg — in hopes of saving her from his murderer.

Despite the closing, the musical is still playing in London and a national tour is set to launch in the fall of 2013. Productions also are planned for Korea, Germany, Sweden, Hungary, Japan, China and Australia.

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