Photo Coverage: Cry-Baby After Party
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, Hairspray. Cry-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.
"Baltimore, 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism, and Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker is the coolest boy in town. He's a bad boy with a good cause truth, justice, and the pursuit of rock 'n roll and when he falls for a good girl who wants to be bad, her charm school world of bobby sox and barbershop quartets will never be the same. Wayward youth, juvenile delinquents, sexual repression, cool music, dirty lyrics, bizarre rejects...Finally, the 50's come to life! For real this time!" declare press notes.
The cast of Cry-Baby features James Snyder (Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker), Elizabeth Stanley (Allison), Harriet Harris (Mrs. Vernon-Williams), Courtney Balan (Mona), Chester Gregory II (Dupree), Christopher J. Hanke (Baldwin), Carly Jibson (Pepper), Lacey Kohl (Wanda), Alli Mauzey (Lenora), and Richard Poe (Judge Stone).
The ensemble is rounded out by Cameron Adams, Ashley Amber, Nick Blaemire, Michael Buchanan, Andrew C. Call, Eric L. Christian, Colin Cunliffe, Lisa Gajda, Stacey Todd Holt, Michael D. Jablonski, Laura Jordan, Brendan King, Marty Lawson, Spencer Liff, Courtney Laine Mazza, Mayumi Miguel, Tory Ross, Eric Sciotto, Peter Matthew Smith, Allison Spratt, and Charlie Sutton.
For information about Cry-Baby, visit www.CryBabyonBroadway.com
Photos By Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.
John Waters (Creative Consultant)
Mark Brokaw (Director)
Rob Ashford (Choreographer)
David Javerbaum (Songwriter)
Mark O'Donnell (Book)
Catherine Zuber (Costume Designer)