By 2012, over two decades had passed since Carrie the Musical’s high-profile Broadway car crash, and the last thing its creators wanted was to resurrect the show that haunted them. But the requests for a revival kept coming in.
We find out why Director Stafford Arima was determined to give the show a new life, and how he persuaded the writers to give Carrie another chance in a smaller, tighter new production (with not a unitard or giant staircase in sight). We meet two of the stars of that ‘revisal’, Molly Ranson and Carmen Cusack, and speak to award-winning vocal designer AnnMarie Milazzo about how she reinvented the sound of Carrie for a new generation.
Is it possible to shake off the reputation of a show that’s known as a complete disaster? And can you really do Carrie without the blood?
Friends of Carrie – join us on our social channels: this week we shared some iconic exclusive photos from Linzi Hateley’s personal Carrie collection!
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Thanks this week to Dean Pitchford, Stafford Arima, AnnMarie Millazzo, Molly Ranson, Carmen Cusack and Andrew Wachter.
THIS WEEK’S LINKS:
- Stafford Arima is now the Artistic Director of Theatre Calgary, in Alberta, Canada.
- The Carrie ‘revisal’ was produced and staged by MCC Theater
- The iconic Marin Mazzie as ‘Mother’ in ‘Ragtime’
- Footage from the Carrie revisal on Playbill.com and the official cast recording on Spotify
- The New York 1 review of the show
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