Ghost Rider Rides To Broadway!
In a move some consider surprising, Disney announced their first musical to hit Broadway since acquiring Marvel Comics will be Ghost Rider, complete with motorcycle, flames, and song and dance.
Moreover, teevee’s Craig Ferguson will be cast in the lead. Ferguson, a former punk rock musician, has long professed his love for the character. “I’m only disappointed that Nic Cage wasn’t able to take the role. Nic’s an even bigger Ghost Rider fan than I am, and I would have been thrilled to play the villain. That would have been ooh-la-la-ing awesome.”
It isn’t known if Ferguson will be moving his show out to New York during his run, or if he’ll simply leave CBS and Dave Letterman for the Great White Way. “I don’t have a clue; I just know I can’t pass this aye-carumbaing opportunity up!” Ferguson noted.
As one would expect, Sir Elton John will be writing the original music and Randy Newman will be orchestrating the less important bits. The show is expected to open on Times Square sometime shortly after Labor Day.
Merchandising deals are in progress.