LAST CHANCE: What's Closing This Week

News   LAST CHANCE: What's Closing This Week Here's Playbill.com's weekly "Last Chance" reminder to catch Broadway, Off-Broadway and world-premiere productions before they take a final bow.

Concluding April 8 Carrie (Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre). "Carrie" (1974) was Stephen King's first published novel. The book follows a shy teenage girl who is raised by a fanatic Christian fundamentalist mother in a small Maine town. Carrie soon discovers she has telekinetic powers and ultimately uses them to take revenge on the classmates who taunt and humiliate her throughout the novel. "Carrie" was later adapted into a 1976 film starring Sissy Spacek in the title role, with Piper Laurie as her mother and Betty Buckley in a featured role as the gym teacher. Buckley would later star as Carrie's mother in the original Broadway production of the musical. This revival of the 1988 flop musical stars Marin Mazzie and Molly Ranson. Visit MCCTheatre.

Look Back in Anger (Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre). John Osborne's Look Back in Anger, directed by Sam Gold, conjures the squalor and straitened circumstances of a working class life,  and stars Adam Driver, Sarah Goldberg, Matthew Rhys and Charlotte Parry. Look Back in Anger, according to Roundabout, "is often regarded as a pivotal theatrical work of the last century…a shocking and vibrant drama about four people struggling to live together and love each other in 1950s England." Visit Roundabout.

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