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'Riverdale' to Air Musical Episode This Spring
Riverdale is going Broadway in season 2, with a musical episode set to air this spring.
The episode -- which will air April 18 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW -- focuses on Riverdale High’s production of Stephen King's Carrie: The Musical and will feature 11 songs. The production is directed by Kevin Keller (Casey Cott) and will feature Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) in the lead role of telekinetically-inclined high school outcast Carrie White. Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) is set to play mean-girl antagonist Chris, while Archie Andrews (K.J. Apa) and Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) play high school sweethearts Sue and Tommy.
The announcement, made Wednesday morning (Jan. 24) via Instagram, displays a playfully drawn-on cast list. While this isn't the first time we’ve heard the Riverdale kids sing on screen -- Archie sang some original tracks in season 1, and Betty had her own seductive rendition of Tears for Fears' “Mad World” in the first half of season 2 -- this could mean musical debuts by Jughead, Veronica and the rest of the gang.