STAGE TUBE: Inside the Making of the CARRIE Cast Album!
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by Stage Tube
Ghostlight Records has just announced that Carrie: The Musical – Premiere Cast Recording has debuted atop the Billboard 'Top Broadway' Chart for the week ending September 30th. The official chart lists Carrie: The Musical as the #1 selling album of the week, followed by (in order of sales) Wicked, Bring It On, The Book of Mormon, Once, and Jersey Boys, all shows still running on Broadway, making Carrie's appearance atop the chart a rare feat. Released on Tuesday, September 25th, the immediate chart success of Carrie: The Musical signals the enduring qualities of its 2012 production at MCC Theater (which closed its celebrated run in April 2012) and the dynamic score with music by Academy Award®-winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), lyrics by Academy Award®-winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose), and a book by Lawrence D. Cohen, who also penned the film's screenplay.
Check out music videos from 'In' and 'I Remember How Those Boys Could Dance' along with a documentary on the making of the album below!
Ghostlight Records today also released the never-before-seen 13-minute making-of featurette including exclusive making-of footage of the recording, interviews with the cast and creative team, and video of the beloved MCC Theater production of the show. Songs featured on the documentary include: "Carrie", "In", "And Eve Was Weak", "The World According to Chris", "Unsuspecting Hearts", "You Shine", "Evening Prayers", "The Destruction", "When There's No One", and "A Night We'll Never Forget". Interviews include: cast members Marin Mazzie, Molly Ranson, Derek Klena, Christy Altomare, Jeanna de Waal, Carmen Cusack, and Ben Thompson; composers Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford; librettist Lawrence D. Cohen; and director (of the 2012 MCC production) Stafford Arima.
The recording, executive produced by Grammy Award® winner Kurt Deutsch (In the Heights), features knockout vocal performances from Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me Kate, Next to Normal), breakout star Molly Ranson (Jerusalem, August: Osage County) along with the sensational cast from the 2012 revival at MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director).