By Aubry D'Arminio
Updated June 01, 2011 at 10:36 AM EDT
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A song-and-dance version of Stephen King’s Carrie hasn’t been mounted professionally anywhere in the world since May 1988, when its big-budget Broadway production earned scathing reviews and flamed out after only three nights and five performances. But now legendary telekinetic Carrie White will officially be back on the boards next year at off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Theater in a long-awaited new “fully re-imagined vision” by the original book, music, and lyrics writers (Lawrence D. Cohen, Michael Gore, and Dean Pitchford, respectively), in collaboration with Altar Boyz director Stafford Arima and MCC Theater. MCC, which first confirmed plans for the musical in October 2010, aims to start previews on January 31, 2012. Jerusalem’s Molly Ranson and Tony-nominee Marin Mazzie (who both appeared alongside Sutton Foster in a 2009 reading of the reboot) will star as Carrie and her monstrous mother. Hopefully, they’ll “set the world on fire.”

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