Musical based on Stephen King's 'Carrie' returns revamped after 24 years

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A song-and-dance version of Stephen King’s Carrie hasn’t been mounted professionally anywhere in the world since May 1988, when its big-budget Broadway production earned scathing reviews and flamed out after only three nights and five performances. But now legendary telekinetic Carrie White will officially be back on the boards next year at off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Theater in a long-awaited new “fully re-imagined vision” by the original book, music, and lyrics writers (Lawrence D. Cohen, Michael Gore, and Dean Pitchford, respectively), in collaboration with Altar Boyz director Stafford Arima and MCC Theater. MCC, which first confirmed plans for the musical in October 2010, aims to start previews on January 31, 2012. Jerusalem’s Molly Ranson and Tony-nominee Marin Mazzie (who both appeared alongside Sutton Foster in a 2009 reading of the reboot) will star as Carrie and her monstrous mother. Hopefully, they’ll “set the world on fire.”

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  • gsxdfg

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  • deedeedragons

    Why?

  • filmboymichael

    why? Because, this time people are ready for it.

  • Canadian

    There was a lot of great music in the original…let’s hope for the best

  • Johnification

    I’ve been thinking they should give this a try for a while….Carrie was definitely a cult musical long before cult musicals existed. In the time since its famous bombing, not only has it gained infamy, but there’ve also been shows like Bat Boy, Evil Dead: the Musical, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Urinetown, and numerous other off-beat adaptations and concepts. Now’s the perfect time for them to try again. I doubt it will ever be able to make money on Broadway, so off-Broadway is a good choice, and it will probably be able to thrive in small regional productions.

  • bvfg

    If you haven’t heard of the original Carrie musical, the specialness of this is probably lost on you. :(

  • Nigel

    Hey. I just posted on the previous “Carrie” thread about this musical being of more interest than another movie, eight days ago. Psychic? Anybody? Bueller?

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