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BWW Review: Clandestine's CARRIE THE MUSICAL is Ambitious DisappointmentBWW Review: Clandestine's CARRIE THE MUSICAL is Ambitious Disappointment
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 27, 2015

There is something noble about earnestly attempting to do good, despite the overwhelming evidence that what you are embarking upon is almost certainly doomed to disappoint. Not only is that sentiment at the center of CARRIE THE MUSICAL, which Clandestine Arts is premiering in Central Florida through August 30th at the ME Theatre, but it also accurately describes the undertaking of performing this infamous piece of musical theatre history. Like Carrie's senior prom, unless everything goes unbelievably perfectly, the musical is likely going to be a substantial let-down. While Clandestine has put together an impressively talented group of young performers, especially in the show's four leads, the uneven and sloppy production undermines whatever power the piece might otherwise have had. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week for Environmental Staging of CARRIE in Los AngelesTickets on Sale Next Week for Environmental Staging of CARRIE in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Producers Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman and The Transfer Group have announced that CARRIE THE MUSICAL will return to Los Angeles at the historic Los Angeles Theatre, the first theatrical musical at that venue. (more...)

Rita Rudner, 54 SINGS BACK TO THE FUTURE & More Set for 54 Below This WeekRita Rudner, 54 SINGS BACK TO THE FUTURE & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

This week at54 BELOW,Broadway's Supper Clubpresents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond.To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.comor call(646) 476-3551. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's CARRIESTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's CARRIE
by Stage Tube - Aug 11, 2015

Peregrine Theatre Ensemble will be performing its entire 2015 season in the old high school auditorium at Provincetown Schools, 12 Winslow Street in Provincetown, MA. This allows Peregrine to transform the space into Carrie's high school in Chamberlain, Maine. During this interactive theatrical experience they invite the audience to attend prom and fully commit to the world of CARRIE the musical for a night they will never forget. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & SeptemberAlice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This August and September,54 BELOWpresents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visitwww.54Below.com. (more...)

Piper Laurie, David Naughton and Kim Coates to Appear at SCARES THAT CAREPiper Laurie, David Naughton and Kim Coates to Appear at SCARES THAT CARE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Actor-turned-filmmaker Michael Lee Stever (SUPER FORCE, BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE) and revered stage actress and Academy Award nominee Piper Laurie (THE HUSTLER, TWIN PEAKS, CARRIE)are joining "Scares That Care" founder Joe Ripple and his entire team tonight, tomorrow & Sunday in Williamsburg, Virginia for the second annual "Scares That Care" Weekend film festival and convention. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Peregrine Theatre's CARRIE THE MUSICAL With Missy Michael Jamieson, Paige McNamara and More!STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Peregrine Theatre's CARRIE THE MUSICAL With Missy Michael Jamieson, Paige McNamara and More!
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2015

Peregrine Theatre Ensemble will be performing its entire 2015 season in the old high school auditorium at Provincetown Schools, 12 Winslow Street in Provincetown, MA. This allows Peregrine to transform the space into Carrie's high school in Chamberlain, Maine. During this interactive theatrical experience they invite the audience to attend prom and fully commit to the world of CARRIE the musical for a night they will never forget. (more...)

Immersive CARRIE: THE MUSICAL to Reopen Los Angeles Theatre This FallImmersive CARRIE: THE MUSICAL to Reopen Los Angeles Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Producers Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman and The Transfer Group have announced that CARRIE: THE MUSICAL will return to Los Angeles this October at the historic Los Angeles Theatre, direct from its acclaimed run at the La Mirada Theatre this past spring. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Thoughtful Wishes For CAMP 2: FREAKS IN NATURESOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Thoughtful Wishes For CAMP 2: FREAKS IN NATURE
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 17, 2015

Last night, acclaimed director Todd Graff unexpectedly announced plans to film a follow-up to 2003 cult favorite theatre-themed movie musical CAMP titled CAMP 2: FREAKS IN NATURE set to feature fellow Tony Award-winning icons Patti LuPone and Donna Murphy, among others, inspiring Broadway babies to excitedly anticipate the many musical selections that could potentially be presented as part of the project. Of course, the original film famously featured a young Anna Kendrick memorably belting out the COMPANY 11 o'clocker 'The Ladies Who Lunch' in addiiton to an unforgettable recreation of the original Michael Bennett-staged mini masterpiece from PROMISES, PROMISES, 'Turkey Lurkey Time' - plus some standout original tunes by the likes of Michael Gore and Lynn Ahrens, too - not to mention Stephen Sondheim himself appearing onscreen in a cameo role. Now, Graff himself promises at least one showstopper to match the ones in the first film, relaying, 'We're going to introduce some fabulous new additions, like Donna Murphy, Patti LuPone and a bevy of other reigning Broadway divas performing a demented version of 'Steppin' To The Bad Side' from DREAMGIRLS to be staged by the one and only Jerry Mitchell.' So, now, let's speculate on some must-see moments we would relish seeing onscreen in the sequel. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/12/15- CARRIESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/12/15- CARRIE
by Stage Tube - May 12, 2015

Today in 1988, Carrie opened at the Virginia Theatre (now the August Wilson Theatre), where it ran for 5 performances. Carrie: The Musical is a musical with a book by Lawrence D. Cohen, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and music by Michael Gore. Adapted from Stephen King's novel Carrie, it focuses on an awkward teenage girl with telekinetic powers whose lonely life is dominated by an oppressive religious fanatic mother. When she is humiliated by her classmates at the high school prom, she wreaks havoc on everyone and everything in her path. (more...)

Evelyn Hoskins, Kim Criswell Star in London Premiere of CARRIE, Opening TonightEvelyn Hoskins, Kim Criswell Star in London Premiere of CARRIE, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Carriereceives its long awaited London Premiere in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from Friday 1 to Saturday 30 May 2015, with a press night tonight6 May. Preview performances were soldsold out, following the best on-sale week of any show in the venue's 22-year history. (more...)

Missy Michael Jamieson and Paige McNamara to Lead Peregrine Theatre's CARRIE THE MUSICAL; Full Cast Announced!Missy Michael Jamieson and Paige McNamara to Lead Peregrine Theatre's CARRIE THE MUSICAL; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Casting is complete for CARRIE the musical directed by Christopher Betts, musical director Peter Hodgson and choreography by Amanda Pinto. Peregrine Theatre Ensemble will be performing its entire 2015 season in the old high school auditorium at Provincetown Schools, 12 Winslow Street in Provincetown MA. (more...)

Westchester County Students to Present CARRIE at WPPAC, 4/24-26Westchester County Students to Present CARRIE at WPPAC, 4/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Carrie the Musical is an electrifying pop-rock musical based on the Stephen King novel about a bullied teenager with telekinetic powers who takes revenge on prom night. Set today, in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie the Musical includes music by Academy Award-winning composer Michael Gore, lyrics by Academy Award-winning lyricist Dean Pitchford, and a book by Carrie film screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen. (more...)

Photo Flash: Amas Musical Theatre's Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy Visits FAME SchoolPhoto Flash: Amas Musical Theatre's Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy Visits FAME School
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The cast of FAME: The Musical from Amas Musical Theatre's Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy took a break from rehearsal on Sunday to visit the original FAME School on West 46th Street. Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

Evelyn Hoskins, Kim Criswell to Star in London Premiere of CARRIE - Full Cast Announced!Evelyn Hoskins, Kim Criswell to Star in London Premiere of CARRIE - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Full casting is announced today for Carrie, which will receive its long awaited London Premiere in The Large atSouthwark Playhouse from Friday 1 to Saturday 30 May 2015, with a press night on Wednesday 6 May. Preview performances are now sold out, following the best on-sale week of any show in the venue's 22-year history. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre's Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy to Present FAME in MayAmas Musical Theatre's Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy to Present FAME in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Amas Musical Theatre's Donna Trinkoff (Artistic Producer) Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy will present FAME: The Musical, based on the 1980 musical film conceived and developed by David De Silva, with a book by Jose Fernandez, lyrics by Jacques Levy, and music by Steve Margoshes (Title song 'Fame' by Dean Pitchford & Michael Gore). Directed by Christopher Scott and David Drake (Associate Director), choreography by Monica Johnson and musical direction by Trevor Bachman, the production will feature 29 members of 'The Teen Academy.' Performances will begin on Friday, May 1, 2015 (and continue through May 10) at The Theatre at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street - between 1st & 2nd Aves). Tickets are $20(adults) and $17 (students & seniors) and can be purchased by calling Ovation Tix at (212) 352-3101 or by visitinghttps://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/943381. For more information please call (212) 563-2565 or visit amasmusical.org. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from La Mirada's CARRIE THE MUSICAL!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from La Mirada's CARRIE THE MUSICAL!
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman, and The Transfer Group present the Los Angeles premiere of the all-new, reimagined, environmental and completely immersive theater production of the legendary musical CARRIE THE MUSICAL. Check out highlights from the show below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Immersive CARRIE THE MUSICAL Opens at La Mirada TheatreReview Roundup: Immersive CARRIE THE MUSICAL Opens at La Mirada Theatre
by Review Roundups - Mar 25, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts presents the Los Angeles premiere of the all-new, reimagined, environmental and completely immersive theater production of the legendary musical CARRIE THE MUSICAL. Opening night was March 18. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Coverage: CARRIE: THE MUSICAL Team Takes First Bows and Celebrates at La Mirada TheatrePhoto Coverage: CARRIE: THE MUSICAL Team Takes First Bows and Celebrates at La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Mar 22, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman, and The Transfer Group present the Los Angeles premiere of the all-new, reimagined, environmental and completely immersive theater production of the legendary musical CARRIE THE MUSICAL. Performances started at Southern California's La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts (14900 La Mirada Blvd.) on Thursday, March 12, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 5, 2015. Opening night was March 18, 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you inside press night at the show! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Impressive CARRIE THE MUSICAL at La MiradaBWW Reviews: Impressive CARRIE THE MUSICAL at La Mirada
by Don Grigware - Mar 19, 2015

I remember the melodrama of the film Carrie (1976) and director Brian De Palma's splashy special effects more than anything else. Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie really tore up the scenery in their overblown scenes together. Onstage Carrie The Musical brings out so much more. It really zeroes in on the problem of bullying among teenagers and shows the psychological consequences. When a shy girl Carrie (Emily Lopez) has her period for the first time in the girls' shower after PE class, she experiences a devastating ridicule by most of her classmates. She's bright, but dresses shabbily and doesn't know how to stand her ground. At home her mother Margaret (Misty Cotton), a Christian fundamentalist, abuses her in a different way, leading her to believe that she is basically bad and that only Jesus can saver her soul. Carrie discovers that she has telekinesis, a power to move objects at will. When things do not work out for her as she attemps to fit in at the high school prom, she takes control, punishing everyone around her. (more...)

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