Carrie: The Musical Previews in August

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Carrie: The MusicalThey’re all gonna sing with you! They’re all gonna sing with you! They’re all gonna sing with you! And they will too if they know what’s good for them. That’s right, kids! Carrie: The Musical is returning to the New York stage and we’ve got all the info for you!

From the Press Release
MCC THEATER will present Revisiting Carrie, a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes of MCC Theater’s upcoming production of the musical Carrie, on August 1, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC). The show’s creators – bookwriter Lawrence D. Cohen, composer Michael Gore and lyricist Dean Pitchford, along with director Stafford Arima – will discuss the exciting process of revisiting and reimagining this legendary musical, which MCC Theater is producing as part of its 2011-2012 mainstage season. Throughout the evening, Molly Ranson (Carrie), Marin Mazzie (Carrie’s mother, Margaret), and other cast members will perform song selections for a taste of what’s to come this January, when Carrie returns to the stage anew. This event will provide audience members a one-time, exclusive opportunity to hear directly from the show’s creators as well as the all-new vocal arrangements and artistic vision for this highly anticipated production. Tickets are priced at $39, $59, and $99 ($99 tickets include an autographed event poster) and are now on sale by visiting the MCC Theater online.

Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it…

Carrie the Musical Returning to the New York Stage

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 winning composer Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), and lyrics by Academy Award winning lyricist Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose). The cast will be led by 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. Performances begin at the Lucille Lortel Theatre January 31, 2012.

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