TooFab has learned that Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) and gang have joined forces with Riverdale High's Drama Department to showcase their exceptionally talented musical skills in the spring production, that is of course, sponsored and produced by the Lodge family.
Queen B, otherwise known as Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) will lead the cast as Carrie White, who is antagonized by mean-girl Chris Hargensen (Veronica Lodge, who is played by Camila Mendes), but supported by the golden couple Sue Snell and Tommy Ross, which of course translates to Archie and Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart). The avant-garde production will also feature Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) as the sympathetic gym teacher and Alice Cooper (Mädchen Amick) and Carrie's mother, Margaret.
Director Kevin Keller (Casey Cott) will combine the iconic elements from the novel, 1976 movie, 1988 Broadway production, 2012 Off-Broadway revival and the 2013 remake to create a "retro-yet-timeless interpretation" of the musical. Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) will film a behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of the musical.
The book of "Carrie: The Musical" was written by Lawrence D. Cohen, with lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and music by Michael Gore. The show debuted on Broadway in 1988 and ran for only 16 previews and 5 performances. But the musical was revived off-broadway in 2012 and included the catchy tunes of "The World According to Chris," "A Night We'll Never Forget" and "Unsuspecting Hearts."
The musical episode of "Riverdale," featuring 11 songs, will air on The CW April 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.