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BWW Reviews: CARRIE is a Bloody Good TimeBWW Reviews: CARRIE is a Bloody Good Time
by Jeff Davis - Nov 8, 2014

Look up "Broadway Flop" on Google, and Carrie is bound to be the first title to show up. Though the material still is a bit rough around the edges, Austin Theatre Project's staging of Carrie manages to straddle the show's unintentional line between camp and seriousness while finding a compelling story and interesting characters, brought to life by performers who could easily rival many a Broadway star. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CARRIE, THE MUSICAL at SoLuna StudioBWW Reviews: CARRIE, THE MUSICAL at SoLuna Studio
by Melissa Giordano - Oct 22, 2014

Carrie, The Musical - music by Michael Gore, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and book by Lawrence D. Cohen - has had an interesting life; one of the most popular movies of all time, one of the biggest Broadway flops of all time, and, after many revisions by the original creators, had a successful off-Broadway limited engagement in 2012. (more...)

Actors Training Center Repertory Company to Present CARRIE THE MUSICAL, Opening 10/25Actors Training Center Repertory Company to Present CARRIE THE MUSICAL, Opening 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Actors Training Center (ATC) Repertory Company brings the electrifying pop-rock production of CARRIE: THE MUSICAL based on Stephen King's best-selling novel about a young girl outcast with special powers to the Wilmette Theatre stage. CARRIE, which will open October 25th with 5 additional performances, kicks off ATC's Rep Company's 2014-2015 season. Tickets are on sale now. For tickets or more information, visit: www.wilmettetheatre.com or call: at (847) 251-7424. (more...)

Video: Meet the Cast of CARRIEVideo: Meet the Cast of CARRIE
by Jeff Davis - Oct 6, 2014

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CARRIE THE MUSICAL to Run 10/17-11/9 at the Woodlawn TheatreCARRIE THE MUSICAL to Run 10/17-11/9 at the Woodlawn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

This Halloween season, the Woodlawn Theatre stages the edgy and strangely charming, Carrie the Musical, based on Stephen King's haunting story of teen angst, religious fervor, and the complicated relationship between a mother and daughter. (more...)

Stephen King's Horror-Classic CARRIE THE MUSICAL to Make Central Texas Premier at Austin Theatre ProjectStephen King's Horror-Classic CARRIE THE MUSICAL to Make Central Texas Premier at Austin Theatre Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Austin Theatre Project is thrilled to announce the Central Texas premiere of CARRIE The Musical which will open on October 24, 2014 at the Doughery Arts Center. The classic story by Stephen King takes a look at the problems high school students face while trying to fit in with the "cool crowd" and consequences that bullying can bring about. But the story behind the production is almost as thrilling as the novel itself. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast from the Vancouver Premiere of CARRIE!Photo Flash: Meet the Cast from the Vancouver Premiere of CARRIE!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

CARRIE, the cult rock musical based on Stephen King's breakout novel will bow in Vancouver this fall at the Jericho Arts Centre. The production marks the show's Canadian regional premier, led by a cast of rising Vancouver talents. The musical features music by Michael Gore, and lyrics byDean Pitchford, who collaborated on the score for FAME. Lawrence D. Cohen supplies the show's book, after previously adapting the screenplay for the original film version of the tale (directed by Brian DePalma). (more...)

CARRIE - THE MUSICAL Makes Melbourne Premiere at Chapel off Chapel TonightCARRIE - THE MUSICAL Makes Melbourne Premiere at Chapel off Chapel Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Ghost Light in association with Moving Light Productions will present the Melbourne premiere of CARRIE- THE MUSICAL for a three-week season at Chapel Off Chapel from tonight, September 25. (more...)

Street Theatre Company to Mount CARRIE: THE MUSICAL, 10/3-12Street Theatre Company to Mount CARRIE: THE MUSICAL, 10/3-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Continuing its mission to bring Nashville cutting edge theater, as well as performance opportunities for young people, Street Theatre Company mounts CARRIE: THE MUSICAL from October 3 through 12. (more...)

Soluna Studio to Present CARRIE, 10/17-11/2Soluna Studio to Present CARRIE, 10/17-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

SoLuna Studio will produce the musical CARRIE: THE MUSICAL as a part their professional mainstage season, with performances running October 17th - November 2nd. Performances will be held on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $15 for students and seniors and $20 for adults. Group rates are also available. For more information about the show and tickets, please visit SoLuna Studio's website at www.solunastudiony.com. Pictures and other promotional material from the show can be found on Instagram at CARRIE_SOLUNA and on Twitter @CARRIE_SOLUNA (more...)

CARRIE Rock Musical to Play Vancouver's Jericho Arts Centre, Oct 7-25CARRIE Rock Musical to Play Vancouver's Jericho Arts Centre, Oct 7-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

CARRIE, the cult rock musical based on Stephen King's breakout novel will bow in Vancouver this fall at the Jericho Arts Centre. The production marks the show's Canadian regional premier, led by a cast of rising Vancouver talents. (more...)

Circle Theatre Presents CARRIE THE MUSICAL 9/04-20Circle Theatre Presents CARRIE THE MUSICAL 9/04-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Circle Theatre finishes the Main Stage season in September of 2014 with the musical thriller CARRIE THE MUSICAL , running September 4 through 20 . (more...)

Circle Theatre to Present CARRIE THE MUSICAL, 9/4-20Circle Theatre to Present CARRIE THE MUSICAL, 9/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Circle Theatre finishes the Main Stage season in September of 2014 with the musical thriller CARRIE THE MUSICAL, running September 4 through 20. Set today, in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine; this suspenseful musical with book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), Lyrics by Dean Pritchard (Fame, Footloose) and music by Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment) is based on the novel by Stephen King. CARRIE THE MUSICAL tells the story of a misfit named Carrie White. At school, she's an outcast who's bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she's at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it... (more...)

New, Immersive Production of CARRIE to Debut in Los Angeles Next SpringNew, Immersive Production of CARRIE to Debut in Los Angeles Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman, and The Transfer Group announced today that an all-new, reimagined, environmental and completely immersive theater production of the legendary musical CARRIE will begin performances at Southern California's La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts (14900 La Mirada Blvd.) on March 12, 2015, with an official opening night set for March 18, 2015. (more...)

CARRIE - THE MUSICAL to Make Melbourne Premiere at Chapel off Chapel from Sept 25CARRIE - THE MUSICAL to Make Melbourne Premiere at Chapel off Chapel from Sept 25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Ghost Light in association with Moving Light Productions will present the Melbourne premiere of CARRIE- THE MUSICAL for a three-week season at Chapel Off Chapel from September 25. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FlynnArts Opens a Chilling CARRIEBWW Reviews: FlynnArts Opens a Chilling CARRIE
by Erin McIntyre - Jul 20, 2014

FlynnArts Summer Youth Theater opened CARRIE, THE MUSICAL on Thursday July 18 at Burlington's FlynnSpace at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Barbara Walsh as 'Margaret White' in Studio 2ndStage's CARRIE: THE MUSICAL in D.C.Photo Flash: First Look at Barbara Walsh as 'Margaret White' in Studio 2ndStage's CARRIE: THE MUSICAL in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Studio 2ndStage's final production of the 2013-2014 season is the edgy and strangely charming Carrie: The Musical, co-directed by Studio 2ndStage Artistic Director Keith Alan Baker and Jacob Janssen. From Lawrence D. Cohen,Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford, 2ndStage's CARRIE stars Tony Award nominee Barbara Walsh as Carrie's mother, Margaret White, with Emily Zickler making her Studio Theatre debut playing the titular role. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bloody Bloody Carrie White Terrorizes Studio TheatreBWW Reviews: Bloody Bloody Carrie White Terrorizes Studio Theatre
by Keith Tittermary - Jul 14, 2014

Not since Carrie. A phrase that has haunted creators of musicals ever since Ken Mandelbaum's famous 1991 book that looks at 40 years of Broadway musical flops. The original Broadway production in 1988 was a disaster, partly due to the writing, but more to do with original director Terry Hands' disastrous approach and minimalist concept. Closing 5 performances after the official opening night, Carrie cleaned up its blood, but not its money and went on to become one of the most famous and financial flops (although a certain Bono-tuned superhero of recent memory has surpassed that). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barbara Walsh in Studio 2ndStage's CARRIE in Washington, D.C.Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barbara Walsh in Studio 2ndStage's CARRIE in Washington, D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Studio 2ndStage's final production of the 2013-2014 season is the edgy and strangely charming Carrie: The Musical, co-directed by Studio 2ndStage Artistic Director Keith Alan Baker and Jacob Janssen. From Lawrence D. Cohen, Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford, 2ndStage's CARRIE stars Tony Award nominee Barbara Walsh as Carrie's mother, Margaret White, with Emily Zickler making her Studio Theatre debut playing the titular role. Scroll down for a first look at the mother-daughter duo! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Studio Theatre's 2ndStage Co-Directors Offer a New and Intimate CARRIE: THE MUSICALBWW Interviews: Studio Theatre's 2ndStage Co-Directors Offer a New and Intimate CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jun 28, 2014

DC Broadwayworld.com recently sat down with the co-directors of 2ndStage's Carrie: The Musical, Keith Alan Baker and Jacob Janssen, to discuss their vision for this production. (more...)

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