Lawrence D. Cohen

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Lawrence D. Cohen is an American screenwriter and producer, best known for his work on Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976), an adaptation of Stephen King's novel.[1][2] Following this he scripted a simplified film adaptation of Peter Straub's novel Ghost Story in 1981.[3] His output has been infrequent, but he has helped in adapting two other King novels to television, It in 1990[4] and The Tommyknockers in 1993. In 2006 he wrote a segment for the TV series Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King.

In 1981, Cohen began to work on a musical adaptation of Carrie (novel), which premiered in 1988 on Broadway to negative reviews and closed after only 16 previews and 5 performances. In 2012, the musical was revived Off Broadway for a limited engagement at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (with Cohen revising the book).[5] The second production was better received than the original.