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To coincide with the reading of a revised version of the cult classic musical Carrie, we thought it a good time to take a look back at the Playbill for the original 1988 Broadway production.

The musical, which played a tryout in London, arrived on Broadway at the Virginia Theatre in April 1988. Tony Award winner Betty Buckley, who had been seen in the 1976 film "Carrie," took over the role of Margaret White, which had been played in London by veteran singer-actress Barbara Cook. The title role was played on both sides of the Atlantic by newcomer Linzi Hateley.

The $7 million Carrie closed on Broadway after playing only 16 previews and 5 performances.
(Click on each image below to enlarge.)

[caption id="attachment_2773" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="1988 Playbill"]The original 1988 Playbill[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2779" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="The title page"]carriepb460a[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2780" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="The cast list"]The cast list (click to enlarge)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2777" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Stars' headshots"]carriepb460c[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2781" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Act I songlist"]carriepb460d[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2782" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Act II songlist"]carriepb460e[/caption]


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