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London leads of ‘Ghost’ to reprise roles on Broadway

The Broadway-bound casting of the musical “Ghost” will be hauntingly familiar.

Producers said Tuesday that Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy will reprise their starring roles as Sam and Molly that they originated in London.

The musical is based on the 1990 movie in which Patrick Swayze played a ghost trying to communicate with his girlfriend through a fake psychic in hopes of saving her from his murderer. Demi Moore played the girlfriend.

Previews will begin March 15 at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Opening night is set for April 23. Tickets go on sale Dec. 5.

Bradbury’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ released in digital format

At age 91, Ray Bradbury is making peace with the future he helped predict.

The fantasy and science fiction author and longtime enemy of the e-book finally has allowed his dystopian classic “Fahrenheit 451” to be published in digital format. Simon & Schuster released the electronic edition Tuesday at a list price of $9.99.

First published in paperback by Ballantine in 1953 and as a hardcover by Simon & Schuster in the 1960s, “Fahrenheit 451” has sold more than 10 million copies and has been translated into 33 languages. It imagined a world in which the appetite for new and faster media leads to a decline in reading and books are banned and burned.

Mr. Bradbury has been an emphatic defender of traditional paper texts, saying that e-books “smell like burned fuel” and calling the Internet nothing but “a big distraction.”

• Compiled from Web and wire reports.