MCC’s remounting of Carrie will live on with a cast recording from Ghostlight Records. The off-Broadway cast, led by Marin Mazzie and Molly Ranson, will record the album during the week of April 17. No release date has been announced. The musical's composer Michael Gore and Grammy winner Joel Moss, along with Ghostlight's Kurt Deutsch, will produce the album. This marks the first recording of the cult musical, as the original 1988 Broadway production was never officially recorded. MCC’s revival of Carrie closed at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on April 8.
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 starred Betty Buckley and Linzi Hateley and closed after only five performances. For decades, the musical was considered one of the Great White Way’s biggest flops. MCC’s Carrie featured eight additional songs with music and lyrics by Gore and Dean Pitchford and an updated book by Lawrence D. Cohen, who previously wrote the screenplay for the novel's 1976 film adaptation.