Every threate gay knows about Carrie :The Musical with a book by Lawrence D. Cohen, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and music by Michael Gore. Adapted from Stephen King‘s 1974 novel Carrie, opened on Broadway in 1988 and for many years was considered the biggest flop in Broadway history.
Despite a stellar cast including Barbara Cook in the UK and Betty Buckley on Broadway the show was over produced and bloated much in thanks to choreographer Debbie Allen and her greek chorus of scantily clad girl students and a disconnection between the book and music itself.
In October 2010, Carrie was confirmed to be produced Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre by MCC Theater. The director is Stafford Arima with the original creators working on revisions of the show. From May 25 through June 7, a developmental lab was held at MCC, directed by Arima and choreographed by Matt Williams] The initial cast for the revival was announced in May 2011.[ From the reading held in 2009, Marin Mazzie starred as Margaret White and Molly Ranson as Carrie. Additional cast was announced on November 21. The score and book were revised by original composers Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford, and writer Lawrence D. Cohen. The songs “Dream On”, “It Hurts to Be Strong”, “Don’t Waste the Moon”, “Heaven”, “I’m Not Alone”, “Wotta Night” and “Out for Blood” were removed and replaced with new songs.
Below is an audience shot video very good in some places. Other’s are a bit messy. But it has been preserved for prosperity and it’s really not bad at all.
Hope you dirtypillows enjoy.