MCC Theater has announced the complete cast for the newly reworked and fully re-imagined production of Carrie, the musical. Carrie features music by Michael Gore, lyrics by Dean Pitchford (Academy Award winning composer and lyricist for the original film Fame) and a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (who also adapted the 1974 novel by Stephen King for the 1976 Brian DePalma film). Directed by Stafford Arima, performances for Carrie begin January 31, 2012, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC). The official opening night is set for March 1, 2012.
Joining previously announced stars Marin Mazzie (Carrie’s mother, Margaret) and Molly Ranson (in the title role) are Christy Altomare, Carmen Cusack, Jeanna de Waal, Derek Klena, Ben Thompson, Wayne Wilcox, Corey Boardman, Blair Goldberg, F. Michael Haynie, Andy Mientus, Elly Noble, and Jen Sese. Understudies are Mackenzie Bell, Jake Boyd, and Anne Tolpegin.
Understudies inculde: Mackenzie Bell: u/s “Lynn Gardner”, “Chris Hargensen”, “Frieda”, “Helen”, and “Norma”, Jake Boyd: u/s “Tommy”, “Mr. Stephens” Freddy, Stokes, George, Anne Tolpegin: u/s “Lynn Gardner”, “Margaret White”
The creative team also includes Matt Williams (chorography), Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Music Direction and Arrangements), David Zinn (Set Design), Emily Rebholz (Costume Design), Kevin Adams (Lighting Design), Sven Ortel (Projections Design), Jonathan Deans (Sound Design), Doug Besterman (Orchestrations), AnnMarie Milazzo (Vocal Design), Leah J. Loukas (Wig and Hair Design) and Rick Sordelet (Fight director).
Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, the musical Carrie has not been seen since its legendary 1988 Broadway production.
Individual tickets for Carrie are priced at $89 with premium tickets available. Go to www.mcctheater.org for more information.
MCC’s world premiere production of Wild Animals You Should Know, by Thomas Higgins is now running through December 11 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre under the direction of Trip Cullman (A Small Fire, Bachelorette). In Wild Animals You Should Know, Matthew (Jay Armstrong Johnson) and Jacob (Gideon Glick) are an unlikely pair of friends. Matthew is a soccer star, full of brio and teenage swagger. Jacob is, well, not. Beneath the surface, though, the two are locked in an innocently erotic game of cat and mouse. When Matthew's reluctant father, Walter (Patrick Breen), is wrangled by his wife Marsha (Alice Ripley) into chaperoning the boys' trip to a wilderness scout camp, he finds himself drawn into their adolescent game. But Matthew has secretly decided just how far he's willing to go for his final act of scouting and everyone might do well to heed the scouts' motto: Be Prepared. The production opened officially on November 20, 2011. Tickets are available by visiting www.mcctheater.org.