It is less than two weeks until the much-anticipated revival of Carrie opens off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
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 centre of it all.
It is rumoured that Carrie will open on Broadway in 2013, in time for the 67th Tony Awards.
To see a sneak preview of the song “You Shine” sung by Derek Klena (as high school jock Tommy Ross) and Christy Altomare (as popular girl Sue Snell), go here. Carrie producers opened their doors at a recent tech rehearsal, allowing the media to have a look at the completely revised book and score.