CARRIE RISES FROM THE DEAD!
FIRST-EVER CAST RECORDING OF
“ C A R R I E : T H E M U S I C A L ”
DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD CHARTS
OF THE RECORDING SESSION AND
THE MCC THEATER PRODUCTION
Purchase on Amazon
New York, NY – Ghostlight Records is thrilled to announce that Carrie: The Musical – Premiere Cast Recording has debuted atop the Billboard ‘Top Broadway’ Chart for the week ending September 30th. The official chart lists Carrie: The Musical as the #1 selling album of the week, followed by (in order of sales) Wicked, Bring It On, The Book of Mormon, Once, and Jersey Boys, all shows still running on Broadway, making Carrie’s appearance atop the chart a rare feat. Released on Tuesday, September 25th, the immediate chart success of Carrie: The Musical signals the enduring qualities of its 2012 production at MCC Theater (which closed its celebrated run in April 2012) and the dynamic score with music by Academy Award®-winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), lyrics by Academy Award®-winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose), and a book by Lawrence D. Cohen, who also penned the film’s screenplay.
TO RELEASE FIRST-EVER
CAST RECORDING OF THE MUSICAL
C A R R I E
FEATURING CAST OF RECENT HIT
MCC THEATER OFF-BROADWAY REVIVAL
LED BY MARIN MAZZIE & MOLLY RANSON
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 25th
New York, NY – Ghostlight Records announced today that—for the first time ever—the musical Carrie has been preserved in a brand-new cast recording of the recent MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) Off-Broadway revival. Carrie, which originally appeared on Broadway in 1988, features music by Michael Gore, lyrics by Dean Pitchford (Academy Award®-winning composer and lyricist for the original film Fame) and a book by Lawrence D. Cohen, who also penned the film’s screenplay. The new recording, executive produced by Grammy Award® winner Kurt Deutsch (In the Heights) and featuring the critically-acclaimed knockout vocal performances of Tony Award® nominee Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me Kate, Next to Normal) and breakout Molly Ranson (Jerusalem, August: Osage County), will be released on September 25th on iTunes, Amazon.com, and is available for pre-order at Sh-K-Boom’s website (http://sh-k-boom.com/carrie.shtml). A teaser trailer of the album can be viewed at http://youtu.be/JMAnEkybylM.
LEGENDARY STAGE MUSICAL CARRIE
TO BE LICENSED BY R&H THEATRICALS
AND PUBLISHED BY IMAGEM MUSIC
Musical based on Best-selling Stephen King Novel
Receives Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Off-Broadway Alliance, and Drama League
Nominations for Best Musical Revival
Coming Soon: Off-Broadway Cast Recording from Ghostlight Records and
Songbook Folio from Imagem Music/Hal Leonard
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“This show has guts.”
-- Richard Zoglin, TIME Magazine
The legendary stage musical CARRIE will soon be available for licensing from R&H Theatricals, and its score will be published by Imagem Music, each a division of the Imagem Music Group. Based on Stephen King's best-selling novel, CARRIE features music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose), and a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film).
GHOSTLIGHT SET TO RECORD & RELEASE CAST ALBUM
MCC THEATER’S HISTORIC PRODUCTION OF “ C A R R I E ”
COMPANY GOES INTO RECORDING STUDIO APRIL 17
New York, NY (4/9/12) – Ghostlight Records announced today that they will go into the recording studio with the cast of Carrie next week, April 17, to record the first-ever cast album for the historic production. Release dates for the album will be announced at a later time.
C A R R I E
FINALLY GETS (AN AUTHORIZED) RECORDING!
HISTORIC PRODUCTION TO BE PRESERVED FOR
LINCOLN CENTER LIBRARY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS’
THEATRE ON FILM AND TAPE ARCHIVE
New York, NY (3/30/12) – MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) announced today that Carrie will be filmed and preserved for the Lincoln Center Library For The Performing Arts’ Theatre On Film and Tape Archive during the matinee performance on Saturday, April 7th, marking the first-ever professional recording of the legendary show. As previously announced, Carriewill close following the evening performance on Sunday, April 8, 2012 (after 34 previews and 46 performances), concluding an initial 8-week run and 2-week extension.
MCC THEATER’S PRODUCTION OF
C A R R I E
TO PLAY FINAL PERFORMANCE
SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2012
LAST 21 CHANCES TO SEE HISTORIC PRODUCTION
New York, NY – MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) announced today that Carrie will close following the evening performance on Sunday, April 8, 2012 (after 34 previews and 46 performances). Theatergoers who want to experience MCC’s historic production, directed by Stafford Arima, will have only 21 more chances to see the musical at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street).
MCC THEATER PRODUCTION OF
C A R R I E
ANNOUNCES A FOUR-WEEK EXTENSION
THROUGH APRIL 22, 2012
NEW FRONT ROW RUSH POLICY ADDED FOR EXTENSION
TICKETS TO ALL PERFORMANCES NOW ON SALE
New York, NY – MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) announced today that Carrie, now in previews at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street), has extended its run by popular demand, and will now play performances through April 22, 2012.
C A R R I E
RETURNS TO THE STAGE TONIGHT!
New York, NY – MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) has confirmed that the newly reworked and fully re-imagined production of Carrie, the musical, will have its first preview tonight at 7 p.m. at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) and that the performance is completely sold-out (cancellation line forms this afternoon at 5 p.m.).
“ M I S C A S T 2 0 1 2 ”
TO HONOR THE CREATORS OF
“ C A R R I E ”
MISMATCHED, ONE-TIME-ONLY PERFORMANCES BY
LAURA BENANTI, CHRISTIAN BORLE, NORBERT LEO BUTZ,
JONATHAN GROFF, MEGAN HILTY, NIKKI M. JAMES, STEVEN PASQUALE
AND MANY MORE!
ONE NIGHT ONLY
MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
AT HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM
MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is pleased to announce another all-star line-up for the company’s highly anticipated annual gala, to be held Monday, March 26, 2012 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street). Miscast 2012 will honor the creators of Carrie, Academy Award-winning composer Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), Academy Award-winning lyricist Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose) and Writer Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film, Carrie) for their bold, daring, risk-taking spirit. Funds raised from Miscast help MCC Theater produce some of the most talked-about new work Off Broadway and support their Youth Company and in-school partnerships that serve New York City public high school students, as well as their literary development work with emerging playwrights.
THE CARRIE ANTICIPATION CONTEST
WINNER RECEIVES OPENING NIGHT TICKETS TO “CARRIE”
“$20 UNDER 30” TICKETS FOR
“ C A R R I E ”
ON-SALE TODAY AT 12 P.M.
PERFORMANCES BEGIN JANUARY 31, 2012
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR MARCH 1, 2012
New York, NY – MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) today announced The Carrie Anticipation Contest: Why Are You Excited About Carrie?. Theater fans all around the world are encouraged to submit a video explaining why they are excited for what is shaping up to be the most anticipated theatrical event of the season: MCC’s upcoming production of Carrie. From all the submitted videos, one winner will win a pair of VIP tickets to MCC Theater’s Opening Night performance and after-party on March 1, 2012. To enter the contest, to view other entries (including one by stage and screen star Jonathan Groff), visit http://www.mcctheater.org.