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12/2/11: Da’Vine Joy Randolph ’11MFA

A year ago, Da’Vine Joy Randolph ’11MFA was a student at the Yale School of Drama. Now she’s singing “I’m Outta Here.”

Randolph will belt that song this spring in her Broadway debut as Oda Mae Brown, a “phony storefront psychic,” in Ghost: The Musical.

Based on a 1990 movie starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, Ghost tells the story of a murdered young man trying to communicate with his grieving wife. It opened this year in London’s West End, and London leads Caissie Levy and Richard Fleeshman will reprise their roles on Broadway—but newcomer Randolph was named this week to play the role based on Whoopi Goldberg’s Oscar-winning film performance.

Another drama school grad, Bryce Pinkham ’08MFA, also landed a role as a friend of the dead man. Previews begin March 15, with an April 23 opening.

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