I’m incredibly curious to see how this is going to turn out.
Based on Stephen King‘s bestselling novel, the musical of Carrie hasn’t been seen since its legendary 1988 Broadway production.
Now, the show’s original authors have joined with director Stafford Arima (Altar Boyz) and MCC Theater for a newly reworked and fully re-imagined vision of this gripping tale. Set today, in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose). The cast will feature Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie (Next to Normal, Kiss Me Kate) as Carrie’s evangelical mother, Margaret White, and Molly Ranson (Jerusalem, August: Osage County) as the lonely, vengeful, yet fragile girl at the center of it all.
The show is currently in previews and will open March 1st at The Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street).
Broadway World went to the first preview (which was sold out) and talked to the cast and production team about the show and even has some snippets of the show.
For more information on Carrie and MCC Theater, visit www.mcctheater.org.