'Carrie' was Revived at MCC THEATER - March 1st, 2012
A reading was held in November of 2009, The score and book were revised by original composers Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford, and writer Lawrence D. Cohen, and starred Molly Ranson as Carrie, and Marin Mazzie as Margaret White. On October 5, 2010 it was confirmed that CARRIE would be produced Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre by MCC Theater. The director is Stafford Arima with the original creators working on revisions of the show. From May 25 through June 7, a developmental lab was held at MCC, directed by Arima and choreographed by Matt Williams. The initial cast for the revival was announced on May 3, 2011. From the reading held in 2009, Marin Mazzie stars as Margaret White and Molly Ranson as Carrie. Additional cast was announced on November 21, 2011. On August 1, 2011 a benefit preview of the revival was presented at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Titled "Revisiting Carrie," the event gave a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming production with Cohen, Gore and Pitchford. Arima was also present as well. Throughout the evening, Mazzie, Ranson and other cast members, performed song selections from the show. The revival began previews on January 31, 2012 and officially opened on March 1, 2012 and closed a month later on April 8, 2012 after a limited engagement with 34 previews and 46 performances. The MCC 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." Soon after, it was announced that the long awaited rights for 'Carrie' were going to be released. It was also announced by Ghostlight Records that they will record the first-ever cast album.