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Broadway's "Ghost the Musical" to close on Aug. 18

Caissie Levy, left, and Richard Fleeshman are shown in a scene from "Ghost the Musical," at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York. AP/The Hartman Group

(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - "Ghost the Musical" won't be haunting Broadway for much longer.

Producers said Tuesday that the production, based on the 1990 film of the same name, 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 received Tony nominations for lighting, scenic design and supporting actress Da'Vina Joy Randolph earlier this year. The cast performed during the Tony Awards ceremony in June.

"Ghost 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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