Betty Buckley played the crazed mother in the original production.
Carrie, the legendary short-lived Broadway musical based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, is coming back to New York. Producer Jeffrey Seller confirmed plans to Variety for a new reading of the new musical, about a telekinetic teenager who wrecks havoc on her high school prom and her Bible-thumping mother.
According to Sellers, the show's original creators--composer Michael Gore, lyricist Dean Pitchford and librettist Lawrence D. Cohen--are revisiting and rewriting the material for the new reading.
After 16 previews, Carrie opened at the Virginia Theatre (now the August Wilson Theatre, home of Jersey Boys) on May 12, 1988 and closed three days later on May 15, 1988. British director Terry Hands led a cast featuring Tony winner Betty Buckley as Margaret White, Linzi Hateley as Carrie White, Darlene Love as gym teacher Miss Gardner, Charlotte d'Amboise as bad girl Chris, Fame TV star Gene Anthony Ray as Billy, and, in the ensemble, well-known dancers including Mary Ann Lamb, Joey McKneely and Scott Wise.
No casting has been announced for the new reading of Carrie.