Stephen King's first bestselling novel has seen its share of adaptations over the years... you already know about the new film version headed to theaters this fall, which will mark the third feature-length Carrie to date, along with Brian De Palma's 1976 classic and the 2002 TV movie. What you may not know, however, is that Carrie was also turned into a Broadway musical in 1988 – a show which famously flopped in its initial run. But since last year, Carrie: The Musical is experiencing quite a rebirth, with dozens of revivals popping up all around the world, including this ambitious new production in the Philippines.
Staged by Atlantis Productions, this version will again feature original music by Michael Gore and lyrics by Dean Pitchford (both known for their work on the classic show Fame), and the story is adapted by Lawrence D. Cohen, who also wrote the screenplay for the 1976 film. Mikkie Bradshaw takes on the lead role as telekinetic teen Carrie White, with Bobby Garcia directing.
“It is a beautifully tragic retelling of the Cinderella story with an amazing Broadway pop score,” Garcia told ABS-CBN News. "We have assembled a fantastic cast and I can’t wait to start creating the show with all of them in the room.”
Carrie: The Musical runs from September 20th through October 6th at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in Makati.
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