Photo Coverage: 'Cry-Baby' Cast Meet & Greet

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On Wednesday, February 19, the cast of the up-coming musical Cry-Baby held a press meet and greet at New 42nd Street Studios.

Based upon the Universal Pictures film written and directed by John Waters, Cry-Baby will premiere at Broadway's Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway) beginning previews Saturday, March 15 at 8PM and opening Thursday, April 24 at 6:30PM.

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 MillieJohn 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.

Cry-Baby
plays Broadway's Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway).  The performance schedule is Monday through Saturday at 8PM with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2PM through April 27.  Beginning the week of April 28, the playing schedule will be Tuesday at 7PM; Wednesday through Saturday at 8PM; with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2PM, and Sunday at 3PM.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Sunday, February 24; the box office opens Monday, February 25.  Tickets are $35 – $120 and may be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster.com or phoning 212 307-4100. All preview tickets are priced at $54 and rear mezzanine preview tickets are priced at $35.  For group sales, visit TDI/Broadway.com or phone 1-800-BROADWAY or 212 541-8457. For information about Cry-Baby, visit www.CryBabyonBroadway.com

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd


Cry-Baby meet and greet


Cry-Baby costume renderings


Cry-Baby costume renderings


John Waters


John Waters


John Waters


John Waters


John Waters, Allan S, Gordon (Producer), Adam Epstein (Producer) and Elan V. McAllister (Producer)


Elizabeth Stanley, James Snyder and Christopher J. Hanke


Elizabeth Stanley, James Snyder, Christopher J. Hanke and Marty Lawson


Elan V. McAllister (Producer)


Rob Ashford (Choerographer) and Mark Brokaw (Director)


Rob Ashford


Rob Ashford


Rob Ashford, Mark Brokaw, Elizabeth Stanley, James Snyder, Christopher J. Hanke and Marty Lawson


Elan V. McAllister, John Waters and Rob Ashford


Christian Jahnke


Christian Jahnke


Christian Jahnke and Rob Ashford


James Snyder


James Snyder, John Waters, Elizabeth Stanley and Christopher J. Hanke


James Snyder and John Waters


Christopher J. Hanke


Elizabeth Stanley and Christopher J. Hanke


Marty Lawson


James Snyder and John Waters


Christopher J. Hanke and Marty Lawson


Christopher J. Hanke and Marty Lawson


Christopher J. Hanke and Marty Lawson


Alli Mauzey, Christopher J. Hanke and Marty Lawson


Tory Ross, Elizabeth Stanley and Christopher J. Hanke


Carly Jibson


Carly Jibson and Marty Lawson


John Waters and Carly Jibson


Chester Gregory II


Chester Gregory II


Chester Gregory II


Alli Mauzey


Alli Mauzey


Lacey Kohl


Michael D. Jablonski


Courtney Balan


Ashley Amber


Cameron Adams


Adam Schlesinger (songwriter)


John Waters


John Waters


John Waters


John Waters

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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.