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“Carrie” Lives Again, This Time Off-Broadway

So the 1988 musical version of Carrie was apparently so notoriously awful that its creators would just as soon forget that it ever existed. They’ve been pretty successful with that, too; the show played five performances and hasn’t been heard of since. The Off-Broadway MCC Theater is giving the story another go, now, having torn down much of the original’s crazed chaos and restructured it as a story about a naive high school girl. Don’t expect any vats of blood in this one, sadly. Previews are underway; the show opens March 1. (FULL ARTICLE: Patrick Healy, The New York Times)