Photo Coverage: CRY-BABY Gypsy Robe Ceremony

Lisa Gajda was chosen as the Gypsy Robe winner for Cry Baby, which opened on April 24th at the Marquis Theatre. Gajda is a swing and previous Broadway credits include The Times They Are A Changin', Spamalot, Movin' Out, Taboo, and Urban Cowboy among others.

The colorful Gypsy Robe, embellished with mementos from Broadway musicals, is presented to the cast member who has the most Broadway chorus credits.  Previous Gypsy Robe recipient, Laura Griffith of South Pacific was on-hand to present the traditional theatre garb to Gajda.

Based upon the Universal Pictures film written and directed by John Waters, Cry-Baby is playing at Broadway's Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway)  previews started Saturday, March 15th and opening night was Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Cry-Baby has songs by David Javerbaum, the Emmy-winning executive producer and former head writer of "The Daily Show," and Adam Schlesinger, Grammy-nominated for his work with the band Fountains of Wayne and Oscar-nominated for the song "That Thing You Do" from the film of the same name.  Cry-Baby's book is by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan who received the Tony Award for best book for their work on the hit musical, HairsprayCry-Baby is directed by Mark Brokaw, who is perhaps best known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, How I Learned to Drive, and choreographed by Rob Ashford who received a Tony Award for Thoroughly Modern Millie.  John Waters serves as creative consultant.

For information about Cry-Baby, visit www.CryBabyonBroadway.com

Photos By Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.




Laura Griffith of South Pacific


Laura Griffith


Laura Griffith


Laura Griffith


Xanadu and Young Frankenstein patches


The Little Mermaid patch


Legally Blonde patch


Young Frankenstein patch


Laura Griffith and David Westphal of Actors' Equity Association / National Chorus Business Rep


Laura Griffith and David Westphal of Actors' Equity Association / National Chorus Business Rep


Laura Griffith


Jean-Paul Richard, Paige Price, Laura Griffith, and Ira Mont


Jean-Paul Richard, Paige Price, Laura Griffith, and Ira Mont


Cast Members of Cry-Baby making their Broadway Debut: Michael Buchanan, Marty Lawson, Michael D. Jablonski, James Snyder, Tory Ross & Nick Blaemire


Cast Members of Cry-Baby making their Broadway Debut: Michael Buchanan, Marty Lawson, Michael D. Jablonski, James Snyder, Tory Ross & Nick Blaemire


Cast Members of Cry-Baby making their Broadway Debut: Michael Buchanan, Marty Lawson, Michael D. Jablonski, James Snyder, Tory Ross & Nick Blaemire


Cast Members of Cry-Baby making their Broadway Debut: Michael Buchanan, Marty Lawson, Michael D. Jablonski, James Snyder, Tory Ross & Nick Blaemire


Elizabeth Stanley and Carly Jibson


Elizabeth Stanley, Carly Jibson, Lacey Kohl, and Courtney Balan


Elizabeth Stanley, Carly Jibson, and Lacey Kohl


Courtney Laine Mazza, Ashley Amber, and Spencer Liff


Lisa Gajda the Gypsy Robe winner of Cry Baby


Lisa Gajda


Lisa Gajda and Laura Griffith


Lisa Gajda and Laura Griffith


Lisa Gajda and Laura Griffith


Lisa Gajda and Laura Griffith


Lisa Gajda and Laura Griffith


Elizabeth Stanley and Lisa Gajda


Lisa Gajda with Elizabeth Stanley, Carly Jibson, Lacey Kohl, and Courtney Balan


Lisa Gajda with Christopher J. Hanke and James Snyder


Lisa Gajda with Christopher J. Hanke and James Snyder


Lisa Gajda with Spencer Liff and Rob Ashford


Lisa Gajda


Lisa Gajda with Christopher J. Hanke and James Snyder


Lisa Gajda with Tory Ross, Michael Buchanan, and Colin Cunliffe


Lisa Gajda and Rob Ashford


Lisa Gajda and Rob Ashford


Lisa Gajda and Tory Ross


Lisa Gajda with AEA Exec. Dir. John P. Connolly


Lisa Gajda with AEA Exec. Dir. John P. Connolly, Elizabeth Stanley, and James Snyder


Lisa Gajda with AEA Exec. Dir. John P. Connolly, Elizabeth Stanley, and James Snyder


Christopher J. Hanke and Lisa Gajda


Christopher J. Hanke and Lisa Gajda


Lisa Gajda, James Snyder, and Elizabeth Stanley


Lisa Gajda, James Snyder, and Elizabeth Stanley

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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