Stephen King's Carrie to Hit Off-Broadway

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Stephen King's <em>Carrie</em> to Hit Off-Broadway

The King of Horror’s most infamous high schooler will appear off-Broadway in 2012 in a fully re-imagined adaptation” of the 1974 novel Carrie.

Carrie: The Musical was adapted from Stephen King’s novel, with a book by Lawrence D. Cohen, lyrics by Dean Pitchford and music by Michael Gore. It originally premiered in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, on February 13, 1988, before moving to Broadway that same year. The show inevitably flopped, becoming one of the most expensive disasters in theater history.

Now, Carrie White will wreak havoc again, at the Lucille Lortel Theater in New York. MCC Theater announced in 2010 that it had secured rights to the musical. MCC is collaborating with Altar Boyz director Stafford Arima, and creators are reworking the original book and music into a more psychological drama.

Preview performances of Carrie are set to debut January 31, 2012. Molly Ranson of 2009’s Jerusalem is slated to star as the titular character, and Tony-nominated Marin Mazzie will play her mother.