A New York theatre troupe is set to take a fresh stab at famed Broadway musical flop Carrie in 2012.
A revamped version will debut as part of MCC Theater's 2011-2012 season, organizers announced on Tuesday.
The new production will star actress Molly Ranson as the telekinetic teen and Tony-nominated actress Marin Mazzie as her religious fanatic mother — the roles made famous by Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie, respectively, in the 1976 Brian De Palma film.
"What can I say about Carrie? We've been in love with this piece since we heard a reading two years ago," MCC Theater artistic director Bernard Telsey said in a statement.
"It's so moving and Marin Mazzie and Molly Ranson are going to knock people out."
Stafford Arima will direct the musical and is working with the creators (including book writer Lawrence D. Cohen, composer Michael Gore and lyricist Dean Pitchford) to overhaul the dialogue and narrative structure of the original. The new edition will also replace about half the songs of the former version.
Additional casting and other details have yet to be announced.
Debuting in 1988, the musical adaptation of the Stephen King tale became dubious part of Broadway history after it was assailed by critics and closed after just five performances. However, it did attract somewhat of a cult fanbase.
Preview performances of Carrie are slated to begin at the Lucille Lortel Theater, located in Manhattan's West Village neighbourhood, on Jan. 31, 2012.