"Revisiting Carrie," With Marin Mazzie and Molly Ranson, Presented Aug. 1

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The creative team and stars of the upcoming Off-Broadway revival of Carrie, the dark pop musical based on Stephen King's novel about a teen with telekinetic powers, offer audiences a sneak peek at their creation Aug. 1 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

Marin Mazzie
Marin Mazzie Photo by Mike Sharkey

MCC Theater, which is developing an Off-Broadway revival of the infamous 1980's Broadway flop, is behind the sold-out 7 PM evening titled "Revisiting Carrie."

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

"Revisiting Carrie" aligns Cohen, Gore and Pitchford to discuss their latest work on the musical. Director Stafford Arima, who shepherded recent workshops of Carrie and will stage the Off-Broadway production, is also scheduled to participate.

Molly Ranson

The musical's stars, Molly Ranson (Jerusalem, August: Osage County) and Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie (Passion, Ragtime, Next to Normal), who will star as Carrie and Margaret White, respectively, are also scheduled to be on hand to perform songs from the musical.

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…"

Visit  mcctheater.org. The Lucille Lortel Theatre is located at 121 Christopher Street.

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