The MCC revival of Carrie will shutter off-Broadway on April 8. The reimagined production, directed by Stafford Arima and starring Tony nominee Marin Mazzie and Molly Ranson, was initially extended through April 22. The production officially opened on March 1 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, and will have played 34 previews and 46 regular performances at the time of closing.
Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, Carrie tells the story of a tormented girl (Ranson) with telekinetic powers, and her relationships with her overbearing mother (Mazzie) and the mean kids at school.
The original 1988 Broadway production of Carrie closed after only five performances and was for decades considered one of the Great White Way’s biggest flops. MCC’s Carrie features additional music and lyrics by Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford and an updated book by Lawrence D. Cohen, who previously wrote the screenplay for the novel's 1976 film adaptation, directed by Brian DePalma.