The Vault: Broadway's Original Carrie Team Talks Fact and Fiction Of the Famous '80s Flop, Part I
In 1988, a girl with telekinetic powers caused a ruckus at the prom
and on Broadway, when the pop musical Carrie arrived on
Broadway in a high-profile production that lasted only 21
performances. The overstuffed experience — mixing camp, spectacle,
horror, sincerity and the committed performances of leading ladies
Linzi Hateley and Tony winner Betty Buckley — has entered the
mythology of Broadway, remaining in the memory of the theatregoers who
witnessed it and the theatre practitioners behind it. Broadway cast
members Buckley and Charlotte D'Amboise, who played Margaret White and
bad-girl Chris, respectively, as well as original press agent Jim
Baldassare, look back on their experiences in the short-lived Broadway
production in this two-part series for Playbill Vault. To see Part 2, click here.
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