A diva is a celebrated female singer; a woman of outstanding talent in the world of opera, and by extension in theatre, cinema and popular music. The meaning of diva is closely related to that of prima donna.
The word entered the English language in the late 19th century. It is derived from the Italian noun diva, a female deity. The basic sense of the term is goddess.
(My definition includes actors, playwrights, novelists and any form of artistic expression.)
Check out the poster art, stills and a teaser trailer for the new remake of Stephen King’s Carrie. It stars Chloe Moretz as the tortured teen Carrie and Julianne Moore as her mad mother Margaret. It’s looking pretty good so far even though I think the original is one of the best films ever. My only quibble is that Carrie is supposed to be a rather plain girl and she looks kinda too pretty for my taste. Even so I am getting very excited. It is due for release in the States in March 2013.
So Babs is a Gleek, was a tad obssesed about Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark (in earlier days) and – well what more can he say about CARRIE?
more it seems…..
Well I thought I might give up on the Carrie obsession for a while but some news has cropped up that I cannot ignore.
A rumoured remake of the classic film of the Stephen King novel “Carrie” directed by the brilliant (at times) Brian DePalma has been on the radar for a little while. Now comes a tweet on a casting choice to go along with the director and writer attached. Babs is intrigued.
Kimberly Pierce is to direct – she of the acclaimed “Boys Don’t Cry” (another tortured female saga).
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is writing the screenplay he is a producer on “Glee,” and recently re-worked the Broadway tuner “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark”, after the dismissal of Julie Taymor.
And who may be the next Carrie?
Chloe Moretz – she of “Kick Ass”, “Let Me In” & the recent Scorcese film “Hugo” – the best thing about that film I say!
“Thank you Kim Pierce and thank u MGM for the chance of a lifetime!” Moretz tweeted this Tuesday.
I don’t think the film should be remade, but if it is to be done then perhaps the right people are gathering to at least make a decent attempt at it.
Moretz can next be seen opposite Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer in Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows.” She sure makes some interesting and edgy career choices.
Babs can’t wait to see who will be cast as Margaret White (Carrie’s mum) – Charlize Theron anyone?
Cinema’s original Carrie White – Sissy Spacek.
The Off Broadway revival of Carrie The Musical premieres in just a couple of hours at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in Greenwich Village, NYC.
Chookas!! to all the cast and crew.
I hope it will be a massive hit and extend past the April 22 closing date, then Babs may be in with a chance and catch it.
Enjoy these production stills from the show.
Photos credit: Joan Marcus
Betty Buckley the Tony winning Broadway diva who played Carrie’s mom in the original Broadway flop-turned-cult-musical (she was also the gym teacher , Miss Collins in the movie version) went to see the new revisited off-Broadway revival. She liked it but called it a PG. version of the original. I love Betty and I love Carrie too.
A couple of my New Yorker friends have seen it and have given it the thumbs up with a few reservations, it’s not the dog one expected but also not the misunderstood masterpiece, overall it seems it’s a good night at the musical theatre.
pic by Jenny Anderson/Broadway.com
Betty Buckley, center, with Molly Ranson, left, who plays Carrie, and Marin Mazzie, who plays Carrie’s mother.
CARRIE is a coming, and before the gush of blood here is a little trickle to tantalise……
The first preview of the off-Broadway revival of the cult flop musical based on the Stephen King novel and the Brian DePalma classic movie will be performed on Jan 31st – next Tuesday. The official Playbill cover has been released as well as some other publicity, including a performance of a new song performed by the characters Sue Snell and Tommy Ross. Here is a taste for you.
Broadway.com have gone behind the scenes so here is a sneak peek of what we might expect. I have my spies in New York eager to tell me of the outcome, I just hope it is a hit and I will get to see it on my planned trip in May.
The off- broadway re-imagining of the infamous Broadway flop – “Carrie” the musical is looming closer every day.
I need more pennies in the coffers.
Buckets of pennies instead of buckets of blood.
“Revisiting Carrie,” With Marin Mazzie and Molly Ranson, Presented Aug. 1 – Playbill.com.
Get me to the theatre on time – Bab’s turmoil is depicted in this pic of the great movie Carrie – Sissy Spacek