The infamous musical Carrie, based on the Stephen King novel, opened Broadway May 12, 1988. It would close three days later after 16 previews and five performances. We look back at the original U.K. and NYC productions and offer a glance through the pages of the Broadway Playbill.
Fame songwriters Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford collaborated with Carrie screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen on the musical adaptation, which premiered in London at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1988 starring Linzi Hateley as Carrie, with Tony winner Barbara Cook as her mother. The cast also featured Tony nominee Charlotte d'Amboise, Gene Anthony Ray, and Darlene Love.
Carrie arrived on Broadway at the Virginia Theatre in April 1988 with Betty Buckley (a veteran of the 1976 film) replacing Cook in the role of Margaret White. Much of the original London principal cast, including Hateley, d'Amboise, Ray, and Love, reprised their performances.
Look back at photos of the show below: