CARRIE THE MUSICAL has long been considered the Queen of Broadway Flops. It closed in record time, losing millions of dollars. But can the rumors of backstage chaos, on-stage accidents and audience hysterics really be true? Prepare to discover the surprising story behind the show’s creation and its infamously disastrous run.
An exclusive preview of Out for Blood: The Story of Carrie the Musical. New: Chris's book Out for Blood: a Cultural History of Carrie the Musical is published this July! Pre-order now from the publisher or all good book stores.
Out now! Join hosts Chris Adams and Holly Morgan (Big Diva Energy), as they deep dive into their 20-year obsession with Carrie: The Musical, unearthing the unlikely story behind the show’s creation and its infamously disastrous run, only to discover how Carrie rose from the dead to truly embrace its title as Queen of Flops.
In 1988 the Royal Shakespeare Company teamed up with the creators of Fame to turn Stephen King's horror novel ‘Carrie’ into a musical. The result was one of Broadway's most infamous disasters. For fans Holly and Chris, an obsession was born.
Holly and Chris’s dreams come true as they chat with members of the original cast of Carrie the Musical over wine, including Charlotte D’Amboise (Chris), Sally Ann Triplett (Sue) and legendary OG Carrie White herself, Linzi Hateley, not to mention several members of the half-British, half-American ensemble and crew.
Rehearsals for Carrie the Musical continue in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. But as the show hurtles towards its opening night, the cast soon feel like they’re working on two very different shows, and the frustration of the writing team grows as they’re cut out of the creative process.
The eager Carrie cast arrives in the Big Apple only to discover that very little has been done to address the show’s major problems, and that the show’s set has been lost in transit. But there is one major addition: Betty Buckley, a big-name Broadway star has joined the company.
In the first of two special episodes, we take a close look at the original 1988 staging of Carrie, examining it song by song and scene by scene to try and work out exactly where things go wrong and why this show became so infamous in Broadway history.
We continue our deep, deep dive into Broadway’s most infamous flop as we charge head-first into the madness and mayhem of Act Two! And mayhem it really is! Leather outfits! Dead pigs! Is that a medieval sword? A rap! A giant disco ball! Lasers! Oh my!
With an epic standing ovation on closing night, and urban legends already forming about its turbulent journey to the stage, Carrie the Musical had become an instant cult classic. If you’d missed Carrie’s all-too-brief run on Broadway, you just weren’t ‘in’.
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.
Carrie the Musical is back. It’s been revived in New York, it has an official cast recording with millions of streams, and it’s about to hit the mainstream. How did this famous flop end up being the focus of a big-time teen drama series?
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.
In this special mini episode featuring bonus interview footage, Holly and Chris chat with six of the talented performers who have played Carrie in the landmark productions of this legendary show, and find out what it’s like to bring to life this iconic character to life on stage.
You ain’t seen nothing yet! It’s gonna be a night you’ll never forget! Chris and Holly are back with a special all-new bonus update, partly because they haven’t got anything else to do, and partly because so much has happened in the Carrie-verse since the series launched!
We just can’t tear ourselves away. We called out for messages from fans of Carrie the Musical - and the fans delivered! Here’s a montage of messages about how this infamous musical changed lives, and how this very podcast reignited a passion for all things Carrie!
We catch up with 'Burnt' host Blake Ross to share notes on our two favourite Broadway disasters - Blake's amazing podcast tells the twisted tale of 'Rebecca' which, unlike 'Carrie', didn't even make it to the stage.
Chris and Holly are BACK for another packed Carrie the Musical catch-up! It's been 35 years since the very first performance of Carrie, so what better excuse to find out what's been going in the Carrie-verse since our last episode?
Chris and Holly are BACK in your ears once again! WHY? Well, Chris's book Out for Blood: a Cultural History of Carrie the Musical is out today!
"You know when people say they can taste colors… I kind of get that with CATS in a weird way." This episode of THE WRONG CAT DIED features fellow Broadway Podcast Network podcast host Chris Adams who hosts a show called Out For Blood about the infamous Carrie musical.
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