What Were They Thinking? The complete journey of Carrie the musical in Lawrence Cohen's new book

TaleofTwo
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Lawrence Cohen's upcoming 200-page book detailing his journey with Carrie the Musical from the first workshop to the recent off-Broadway production is due out October 22nd per Amazon..

Anyone excited for this?

From the preview paragraph: "Rarely has a theatrical account been so first person and insider basednaming names, telling never-before-told stories, and revealing what its creators were thinking."

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/147687462X/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=147687462X&linkCode=as2&tag=broadcaptu-20

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Updated On: 8/25/13 at 07:00 PM
gleek4114
Broadway Star
joined:5/24/13
I can't wait! I have been waiting since it was first announced about a year ago! I just hope there are story's about everything from behind the scenes drama to what were the really thinking. I'm thankful for the show but I still find myself shaking my head.
Scarywarhol
Broadway Legend
joined:10/1/04
If the Off-Broadway revival had never happened, I would still be fascinated.
JRybka
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joined:11/6/06
That sounds like a wonderful book. I know what i will be buying.
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MaddieBB12
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I pre-order MONTHS ago!!!! I am very excited to read it.
Bettyboy72
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Is this book authorized by the creators? I assume so since it using the Cast Recording artwork as a cover.
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Littleshopofcarrie
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^It was written by one of the creators themselves.
AKarp2013
Stand-by
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"Is this book authorized by the creators?"

I would believe so since the writer, Lawrence D. Cohen, is the one who wrote the book for the show.
CurtainPullDowner
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bwayphreak234
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I can't wait! This sounds fascinating.
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TrulyOutrageousJem
Chorus Member
joined:7/10/12
I am VERY excited for this. Already pre-ordered the book.

That said, I have already had to prepare myself for them taking no blame for the 1988 incarnation. Which is non-sense. In 1986 they are quoted as saying they wanted "very hip, very MTV style dance numbers." Well, Debbie Allen gave them exactly that. Yet they claim to have thrown their hands up and hated the it. Otherwise, I'm very excited for this book.
AEA AGMA SM
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I am indeed very curious as to who will get thrown under the bus here. I'm guessing it will be either Terry Hands or Debbie Allen, and Stafford Arima will be the white knight in shining armor.

I hope that it will be released as an e-book as well. I'll be on the road at that point and won't want to lug around a hard back book (even if it will only be a relatively svelte 200 pages).
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philly03
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joined:9/20/07
I'm really looking forward to this too. But they always seem to forget that Terry Hands, though largely at fault, put on stage the words and music THEY WROTE, many of those songs somehow surviving through workshops/readings and a first class world premiere! Though I can't wait for how the conversation of "Think Grease!" turned into "Think Greece!"
Huss417
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@AEA AGMA SM

Not sure if it will make a difference but the link says it is paperback so if no e-book at least it will be lighter. :)
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AEA AGMA SM
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Thanks for that info, Huss. I admit I did not actually check the link.

I'm also curious how much of the book he will spend on each incarnation (since it does also mention the movie in the full title). Anybody have any idea how much the script changed, if at all, when De Palma came on to direct it? Or was De Palma involved from the initial get go?
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Scarywarhol
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joined:10/1/04
The script actually changed quite a lot, mostly due to what was technically or financially feasible. It hewed closer to the book originally. (The meteor shower, etc.) Plus I believe that the new "stinger" ending was added after Cohen's draft...
TaleofTwo
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I'm hoping the October 22nd date is the final postponement of the book as it was originally supposed to be published back in May. Some sites show an April 2014 release date...
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TaleofTwo
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Should be out in a few days according to Amazon.. Anyone else excited?
“Movies will make you famous; Television will make you rich; But theatre will make you good.” ? Terrence Mann
Mattbrain
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^ Hell yeah!!!
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MaddieBB12
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Pre-ordered a while ago but got an email a few days ago saying my estimated delivery date was December 4th. I will be really annoyed if this is true. Did anyone else get this email?
sondheim94
Understudy
joined:10/9/11
Nope. No email yet... I hope mine comes sooner than that!
ceisen
Swing
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The Barnes & Noble website says the publication date will be April 22, 2014!!! I hope not--I hope Amazon's Oct. 22 is right.
TBFL
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On Amazon UK, it says the publication date is April 2014, hence why i ordered it from the US site! I hope its not 2014....
ceisen
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On the Applause Books website (the publisher), the date is also April 22. Amazon's info needs to be updated.
TrulyOutrageousJem
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This is extremely frustrating. Here I was thinking my book would be here in a few days. Why do they keep pushing the release date back? I'm beginning to wonder if it will ever be released at all.
TaleofTwo
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It was announced more than a year ago,... I hope the release is still on track
“Movies will make you famous; Television will make you rich; But theatre will make you good.” ? Terrence Mann

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