For the first time ever, the musical Carrie has been preserved in a cast recording of the recent MCC Theater Off-Broadway revival. The cast of the revival - including headliners Marin Mazzie and Molly Ranson - will appear at Barnes & Noble (Upper East Side, 86th/Lex) today, September 25 to sign copies of the album and perform selections from the show.
Joining the cast will be CARRIE's composer, Michael Gore, lyricist Dean Pitchford and scribe Lawrence D. Cohen, who also penned the film’s screenplay. The event begins at 5pm.
The new recording, executive produced by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch (iN THE HEIGHTS), will be released on September 25th on iTunes, Amazon.com, and is available for pre-order at Sh-K-Boom’s website (http://sh-k-boom.com/carrie.shtml).
Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel, the musical Carrie 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 becoming a musical, 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 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.