Lawrence D. Cohen
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. Following this he scripted a simplified film adaptation of Peter Straub's novel Ghost Story in 1981. His output has been infrequent, but he has helped in adapting two other King novels to television, It in 1990 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). The second production was better received than the original.
- "Broadway Producers Putting Together Fall Reading of CARRIE: THE MUSICAL" – Broadway World
- "BROADWAY; CHILLING 'CARRIE' IN VENGEFUL RETURN – AS A MUSICAL" – New York Times
- "'GHOST STORY' TELLS OF 50-YEAR-OLD MYSTERY" – New York Times
- "TV WEEKEND; Stephen King's Mad Clown Returns" – New York Times
- Smith, Tommy. "Resuscitating Carrie," Brooklyn Rail, March 2012