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).
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.
The 2012 Off-Broadway production of Carrie was directed by Stafford Arima (Altar Boyz, The Secret Garden), with choreography by Matt Williams, set design by David Zinn, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Tony Award® winner Kevin Adams (Spring Awakening, American Idiot), sound design by Jonathan Deans, projection design by Sven Ortel, fight direction by Rick Sordelet, wig and hair design by Leah J. Loukas. Performances of Carrie began January 31, 2012, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) and officially opened on March 1, 2012.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski
Derek Klena, Christy Altomare
Elly Noble, Jen Sese, Jeanna de Waal, Andy Mientus, Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, Corey Boardman, F. Michael Haynie
Jeanna de Waal
Marin Mazzie, Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, Molly Ranson, Stafford Arima, Michael Gore, Lawrence D. Cohen, Dean Pitchford, Andy Mientus, Jen Sese, Jeanna de Waal, Corey Boardman, Elly Noble, F. Michael Haynie
Marin Mazzie, Molly Ranson
Dean Pitchford, Michael Gore, Lawrence D. Cohen
Blake West, Stafford Arima, Bernie Telsey
Kurt Deutsch and the Sh-K-Boom team
Christy Altomare, Derek Klena
Jeanna de Waal