We’re all ready to laugh at Carrie again as the clairvoyant teen gears up for her second go ‘round on the Broadway circuit. Will she have better luck with this outing than during the short-lived 1988 stage musical that was laughed off the stage? It’s looking like it if today’s casting details are any indication. Keep reading to find out who’ll be bathed in pig’s blood.
Playbill pulled down the details on the cast, which features Sutton Foster (Shrek, Thoroughly Modern Millie) as gym teacher Ms. Gardner, Marin Mazzie (Passion, Ragtime) as the crazed Margaret White, Molly Ranson (August: Osage County) as the titular telekinetic and Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal, Spring Awakening) as Sue.
The Carrie ensemble includes Corey Boardman (Next to Normal, Altar Boyz), Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening), Katrina Rose Dideriksen (Things to Ruin), Benjamin Eakeley (Sweeney Todd), Emily Ferranti, Kyle Harris (The Cure), Philip Hoffman (A Catered Affair), Kaitlin Kiyan (Hair), Max Kumangai (What’s That Smell?), Mackenzie Mauzy (White Noise), Preston Sadleir (Mrs. Sharp), Jonathan Schwartz (The Fantasticks) Bud Weber and Sasha Weiss (Jerry Springer). Also revealed are “American Idol” finalist Diana DeGarmo (Hairspray, The Toxic Avenger) as Chris, Matt Doyle (Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie) as Tommy and John Arthur Greene (West Side Story) as Billy.
Stafford Arima (Altar Boyz, Tin Pan Alley Rag, Somewhere in Time) will direct in the hopes of making the whole thing work which, if you guys have googled the Broadway show, is no small feat.
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