MCC Theater’s Production of “Carrie” to Play Final Performances Sunday, April 8, 2012
FOR RELEASE ON FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012
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).
In a statement, the MCC Artistic Directors said, “MCC, the authors, and the director achieved what we all set out to do – to rescue Carrie from oblivion and to give her new life. Plans are underway to preserve this production for Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts, so it may live on in the memories of the thousands of theatergoers who saw and loved it.”
Patrons who have purchased tickets for performances after April 8 can reschedule by calling 212-352-3101.
The newly reworked and fully re-imagined production of Carrie 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 adapted the 1974 novel by Stephen King for the 1976 Brian DePalma film). Performances for Carrie began January 31, 2012, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) and officially opened on March 1, 2012; the show was originally scheduled to run through March 25, 2012.
A Front Row Rush policy will be in place for all performances March 27 – April 8, 2012. Two hours prior to each performance, tickets for the front row of the orchestra (11 seats) will be available at the box office for $20, to anyone under the age of 30, by showing a valid photo ID (one ticket per person). This program is in addition to MCC Theater’s longstanding $20 Under 30 program, which is still available in advance, online and in person at the box office.
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 Altomare, Carmen Cusack, Jeanna de Waal, Derek Klena, Ben Thompson, Wayne Wilcox, Corey Boardman, Blair Goldberg, F. Michael Haynie, Andy Mientus, Elly Noble, Jen Sese, Mackenzie Bell, Jake Boyd and Anne Tolpegin.
The creative team of Carrie includes Matt Williams (choreography), Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Music Direction and Arrangements), David Zinn (Set Design), Emily Rebholz (Costume Design), Kevin Adams (Lighting Design), Sven Ortel (Projections Design), Jonathan Deans (Sound Design), Doug Besterman (Orchestrations), AnnMarie Milazzo (Vocal Design), Leah J. Loukas (Wig and Hair Design), and Rick Sordelet (Fight director).
Individual tickets for Carrie are priced from $55 to $89 with premium tickets available. Go to www.mcctheater.org for more information.
MCC Theater – founded in 1986 as Manhattan Class Company – is committed to developing and producing new work that challenges artists and rewards audiences. Our mission is carried out through an annual season of world, American, and New York premieres, literary development programs for emerging writers, and ground-breaking education programs that enable more than 1,000 New York City high school students to find – and use – their own unique voice each year through the creation and performance of original theater pieces. MCC’s award-winning productions include Wit, Frozen, Reasons to Be Pretty, The Pride, The Other Place and this season’s The Submission, winner of the inaugural Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award for new American plays.
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