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Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party

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The musical Carrie made her return eagerly awaiting return to New York City last night after the show's notoriously short 1988 run on Broadway.  This brand new and revised production, now playing at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street), has already extended its run, and will now play performances through April 22, 2012. Check out photos below from the cast during the opening night party!

The newly reworked and fully re-imagined production of Carrie features music by Michael Gore, lyrics by Dean Pitchford and a book by Lawrence D. Cohen. Directed by Stafford Arima, performances for Carrie began January 31, 2012, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel, the musical of Carrie hasn't been seen since its legendary 1988 Broadway production. Set today, in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie stars 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. The cast also includes Christy AltomareCarmen CusackJeanna de WaalDerek KlenaBen ThompsonWayne WilcoxCorey BoardmanBlair GoldbergF. Michael HaynieAndy MientusElly NobleJen SeseMackenzie BellJake Boyd and Anne Tolpegin.

The creative team of Carrie includes Matt Williams (choreography), Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Music Direction and Arrangements), David Zinn (Set Design), Emily Rebholz (Costume Design), Kevin Adams (Lighting Design), Sven Ortel (Projections Design), Jonathan Deans (Sound Design), Doug Besterman (Orchestrations), AnnMarie Milazzo (Vocal Design), Leah J. Loukas (Wig and Hair Design), and Rick Sordelet (Fight director).

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
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Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
Molly Ranson, Stafford Arima, Marin Mazzie

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
Molly Ranson & Marin Mazzie

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
Molly Ranson

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
Molly Ranson

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Marin Mazzie

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Lawrence D. Cohen, Michael Gore, Dean Pitchford

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
Dean Pitchford

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Michael Gore

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Lawrence D. Cohen

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MCC Artistic Director Robert LuPone, MCC Executive Director Blake West, MCC Artistic Director Will Cantler, and MCC Artistic Director Bernie Telsey

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
Wayne Wilcox

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
Wayne Wilcox

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
Carmen Cusack

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
Carmen Cusack

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
Carmen Cusack

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
Anne Tolpegin

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Celia Keenan-Bolger

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
Andrew Keenan-Bolger

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
Ben Thompson & Jeanna de Waal

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
Wayne Wilcox

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
Brian CharLes Johnson

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Trip Cullman

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Gideon Glick

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Thomas Higgins

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Carmen Cusack

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Derek Klena

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
Ben Thompson

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
Christy Altomare

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Andrew Keenan-Bolger

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
Celia Keenan-Bolger

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Stephen Karam

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Jeanna de Waal

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Jake Boyd

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Jay Armstrong

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Anne Tolpegin

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Andrew Keenan-Bolger & Celia Keenan-Bolger

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
Ben Thompson & Jeanna de Waal

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
Derek Klena & Christy Altomare

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
Kat Nejak & Ben Thompson

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
Ben Thompson, Jeanna de Waal, Christy Altomare & Derek Klena

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
Anne Tolpegin, Jake Boyd & Blair Goldberg

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party
Corey Boardman, Ben Thompson, Brian CharLes Johnson & F. Michael Haynie

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Ensemble Cast

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Andrew Keenan-Bolger & Celia Keenan-Bolger

Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


 
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