Broadway Musical Carrie to be Revived Off-Broadway

When it opened and closed in 1988, the musical adaptation of Stephen King's classic thriller Carrie became synonymous with "Broadway bomb." The five-performance (and 16-previews) show was one of the most expensive Broadway projects of its time, and cost a then-record $8 million. When writing his book on major theatrical failures, theater writer Ken Mandlebaum even called his project Not Since Carrie, and the musical became the stuff of legend.

But the show also attracted a legion of fans and staunch supporters, and several writers have tried to solve its problems over the years. And now, after nearly 24 years, Carrie White is back in town. Produced by MCC Theater, the musical will get an off-Broadway revival this year at the Lucille Lortel theater downtown, with Broadway star Marin Mazzie playing the evangelical mother (played by Barbara Cook in London and Betty Buckley on Broadway). Previews will begin on January 31 and the show will officially open on March 1.

Visit Go to www.mcctheater.org for more information and to get tickets. The Lucille Lortel theater is located at 121 Christopher Street in New York City.

 

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