It’s been quite a journey. Holly and Chris look back at their Carrie adventure and try and answer some burning questions.
We ask an expert, author of ‘Flop Musicals of the Twentieth Century’ Stephen Purdy, if Carrie really can be defined as a flop compared to some prominent recent mega-failures.
We also find out from writer Peter Michael Marino, creator of the doomed ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ musical, what it’s like to have your new musical trashed (FYI: we saw it twice and had a great time), plus the legendary Alice Ripley also shares her experiences of being in well-loved musicals which were hit by premature closure, like ‘American Psycho’ and ‘Side Show’.
And finally – a post mortem. Where did it go wrong? Who was to blame? Could Carrie have been fixed? Can you even do horror on stage? Can we just do this as a job forever?
Plus, we leave the last word to our gang of original cast members to tell us how this funny little musical changed their lives forever.
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Thanks this week to Stephen Purdy, Peter Michael Marino, Alice Ripley, Linzi Hateley, Brady Schwind, Joey Mckneeley, Dean Pitchford, Charlotte D’Amboise, Sally Ann Triplett, Suzanne Thomas, Shelley Hodgson, Kenny Linden, Michelle duVerney, Eric Gilliom, Paul Schwartz, Stafford Arima, Louis Hobson, Kim Criswell, Julie Cohen, Carmen Cusack, Annie Golden, Jodie Jacobs, Kayla Parker, Emily Lopez, Stephen Dolginoff, Bob Sembiante, Jonny Jones and Rita Desjardin.
THIS WEEK’S LINKS:
- Stephen Purdy’s excellent book ‘Flop Musicals of the Twentieth Century’ is published by Routledge.
- Trailer for Peter Michael Marino’s Desperately Seeking Susan.
- Alice Ripley’s blistering performance in Next to Normal at the Tonys, and in Side Show with Emily Skinner.
- Jonny Jones’ 80s reimagining of ‘In’ with Debbie Allen’s original choreography
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