Carrie: musical extends run by four weeks

MCC Theater have announced that the musical Carrie, currently in previews at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, has extended its run by popular demand, and will now play performances through 22 Apr 2012.

Directed by Stafford Arima and choreographed by Matt Williams, Carrie began previews on 31 Jan 2012 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, where it opened on 1 Mar 2012. The show was originally scheduled to close on 25 Mar 2012.

The newly reworked and fully re-imagined production of Carrie features music by Michael Gore, lyrics by Dean Pitchford and a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (who also adapted the 1974 novel by Stephen King for the 1976 Brian DePalma film).

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...

Set today, in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie stars 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 cast also includes Christy Altomare, Carmen Cusack, Jeanna de Waal, Derek Klena, Ben Thompson, Wayne Wilcox, Corey Boardman, Blair Goldberg, F. Michael Haynie, Andy Mientus, Elly Noble, Jen Sese, Mackenzie Bell, Jake Boyd and Anne Tolpegin.

Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel, the musical of Carrie hasn't been seen since its 1988 Broadway production, which ran for only 16 previews and five regular performances.

The creative team of Carrie includes David Zinn (Set Design), Emily Rebholz (Costume Design), Kevin Adams (Lighting Design) and Jonathan Deans (Sound Design).

Marin Mazzie (Margaret White) and Molly Ranson (Carrie) More production photographs

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