An upcoming episode of “Riverdale” will center around a production of “Carrie: The Musical.” The episode will feature 11 songs and be framed as a documentary about the high school theater production filmed by Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse). Entitled “A Night to Remember,”
The original Broadway run started previews on April 28, 1988. After the final song, boos were heard mixed in with applause. However, when Linzi Hateley and Betty Buckley who played (Carrie and bible thumping mother Margaret White) rose to take their bows, the entire theater turned to a standing ovation.
Despite the fact that the theatre was sold out every night,[the financial backers pulled their money out of the show, and it closed on May 15, 1988 after only 16 previews and 5 performances, guaranteeing its place in theatre history as one of the most expensive disasters of all time.
The Riverdale High Drama Department’s production of “Carrie: The Musical” is described as a “dark-yet-catchy cautionary tale exploring the gritty realities of small-town high school life.”
Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) leads the cast of the musical as Carrie White, while Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) portrays mean-girl antagonist Chris Hargensen and Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) and Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) play golden-couple Sue Snell and Tommy Ross. There will also be special appearances by Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) as the gym teacher and Alice Cooper (Madchen Amick) as Carrie’s mother.
Watch below: Carrie: The Musical – “And Eve Was Weak” w/ Lyrics (1988 Broadway vs 2012 Off broadway Revival)