Ghostlight Records will the long-awaited cast recording of Carrie: The Musical tomorrow, September 25, 2012, preserving the recent MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) Off-Broadway revival.
Carrie, which originally appeared on Broadway in 1988, features music by Michael Gore and lyrics by Dean Pitchford (Academy Award®-winning composer and lyricist for the original film Fame), and a book by Lawrence D. Cohen, who also penned the film’s screenplay. The new recording, executive produced by Grammy Award® winner Kurt Deutsch (iN THE HEIGHTS) and featuring the critically-acclaimed knockout vocal performances of Tony Award® nominee Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me Kate, Next to Normal) and breakout Molly Ranson (Jerusalem, August: Osage County), will be available on iTunes, Amazon.com, and at Ghostlight’s website (www.ghostlightrecords.com).
The cast and creative team recently celebrated the release at an invite-only listening party at the hot New York City night spot, 54 Below. It was also recently announced that all future performance rights to Carrie: The Musical are licensed by R&H Theatricals (www.rnh.com).
Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel, Carrie: The Musical tells the infamous tale of a troubled teenage girl (Ranson) whose tortured social life is made more unbearable by her oppressive religious fanatic mother (Mazzie). Before its musical incarnation, the novel Carrie was famously adapted for the screen in the 1976 Brian DePalma film of the same name starring Sissy Spacek. Since then, in its various incarnations, it has become an iconic pop culture brand all its own, making the Ghostlight Records release a highly-anticipated event.
Carrie: The Musical – Premiere Cast Recording was produced by Joel Moss and Michael Gore, and features orchestrations by Tony Award® winner Doug Besterman (The Producers, Thoroughly Modern Millie), vocal design by AnnMarie Milazzo, and music direction and arrangements by Mary-Mitchell Campbell.
In addition to Marin Mazzie and Molly Ranson, the cast recording features cast members Christy Altomare, Carmen Cusack, Jeanna de Waal, Derek Klena, Ben Thompson, Wayne Alan Wilcox, Corey Boardman, Blair Goldberg, F. Michael Haynie, Andy Mientus, Elly Noble, and Jen Sese.
Appearing on the recording are Mary-Mitchell Campbell, conductor/keyboard; Adam Wachter, keyboard; Craig Magnano & Dillon Kondor, guitars; Brian Hamm, bass; Damien Bassman, drums/percussion; and Alisa Horn, cello.