Making-of Featurette: Carrie the Musical Premiere Cast Recording
Go behind the scenes of Carrie's Premiere Cast Recording with Ghostlight Records. Includes interviews with the cast and creative team, and video of the beloved MCC Theater production of the show. Songs featured 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; book writer Lawrence D. Cohen; and director (of the 2012 MCC production) Stafford Arima.
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Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel, the musical of Carrie hasn't been seen since its legendary 1988 Broadway production. Now, the show's original authors have joined with director Stafford Arima (Altar Boyz) and MCC Theater for a newly reworked and fully re-imagined vision of this gripping tale. Set today, in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose). The cast features Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie (Next to Normal, Kiss Me Kate) as Carrie's evangelical mother, Margaret White, and Molly Ranson (Jerusalem, August: Osage County) as the lonely, vengeful, yet fragile girl at the center of it all.
Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she's an outcast who's bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she's at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it...
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.