Carrie to play last performance on 8 Apr 2012
MCC Theater have announced that the musical Carrie will play its final performance on 8 Apr 2012 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. When the show closes it will have played 34 previews and 46 regular performances.
Carrie opened at the the Lucille Lortel Theatre, following previews from 31 Jan 2012. The show had recently announced a four week extension, and was expected to play through to 22 Apr 2012.
The show opened to mostly poor reviews: Worse than bad — it's boring (NY Post); It still falls short (Record); Sure ain't high art, but she's plenty of lurid fun (Newsroom Jersey); Marred by inconsistencies (NY1).
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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