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Marin Mazzie Returns to CARRIE

Marin Mazzie took this past weekend off from CARRIE duty to fulfill a previously scheduled concert engagement in California. Stepping in for Mazzie in the role of Margaret White for performances on March 16 - March 18 was Anne Tolpegin, best known for her roles in Les Miserables and A Tale of Two Cities.  Mazzie returns to the production tonight.

CARRIE features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (who also adapted the 1974 novel by Stephen King for the 1976 Brian DePalma film) with music by Michael Gore and lyrics by Dean Pitchford (Academy Award winning composer and lyricist for the original film Fame). 

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.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

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