Marin Mazzie and Molly Ranson to Give the Public a Peek at Carrie Aug. 1

News   Marin Mazzie and Molly Ranson to Give the Public a Peek at Carrie Aug. 1
 
MCC Theater, which is developing an Off-Broadway revival of the infamous 1980's Broadway flop Carrie, will offer highlights and a discussion of the latest incarnation of the pop musical Aug. 1 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

Marin Mazzie
Marin Mazzie Photo by Mike Sharkey

Bookwriter Lawrence D. Cohen (who penned the original screenplay), composer Michael Gore and lyricist Dean Pitchford have been re-working the musical based on the Stephen King horror novel over the past several seasons in preparation for a January 2012 Off-Broadway run at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

"Revisiting Carrie" will feature Cohen, Gore and Pitchford discussing their latest work on the musical. Also in attendance for the 7 PM event will be director Stafford Arima, who shepherded recent workshops of Carrie and will stage the Off-Broadway production.

Molly Ranson

The musical's stars, Molly Ranson (Jerusalem) and Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie, who will star as Carrie and Margaret White, respectively, will be on hand to perform songs from the musical. Additional members of the cast are expected to appear.

Carrie performances begin at the Lortel Theatre Jan. 31, 2012. The production team will include music director/arranger Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Broadway's Company), choreographer Matt Williams, orchestrator Doug Besterman and vocal designer AnnMarie Milazzo. 
The production is billed as "a newly reworked and fully re-imagined vision of this gripping tale," set in present-day Maine.

According to MCC, "Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she's an outcast who's bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she's at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it…"
 Tickets to the event, ranging $39-$99 (including an autographed poster from the event), are available by visiting mcctheater.org. The Lucille Lortel Theatre is located at 121 Christopher Street.

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