Photo Coverage: 'Cry-Baby' Press Preview

James Snyder, Elizabeth Stanley and the cast of the up-coming Broadway musical Cry-Baby, held a press preview performance at 42nd Street Studios on Tuesday, March 4, 2008.

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 set and atmosphere


Cry-Baby set and atmosphere


Cry-Baby ensemble


Mark Brokaw (Director)


John Waters


John Waters


John Waters


John Waters


John Waters


John Waters


John Waters


Carly Jibson


Carly Jibson


Carly Jibson


Carly Jibson and ensemble


Carly Jibson and ensemble


Carly Jibson, Christopher J. Hanke, Elizabeth Stanley and ensemble


Andrew C. Call


Harriet Harris


Harriet Harris


Harriet Harris


Harriet Harris


Harriet Harris


Harriet Harris


Harriet Harris


Harriet Harris and ensemble


Harriet Harris and ensemble


Ensemble


Carly Jibson and ensemble


Carly Jibson and ensemble


Spencer Liff and Christopher J. Hanke


Ensemble


Carly Jibson, Elizabeth Stanley, Spencer Liff, Christopher J. Hanke and ensemble


Carly Jibson, Elizabeth Stanley, Spencer Liff, Christopher J. Hanke and ensemble


Harriet Harris, Christopher J. Hanke, Elizabeth Stanley and ensemble


Harriet Harris, Christopher J. Hanke, Elizabeth Stanley and ensemble


Harriet Harris, Christopher J. Hanke, Elizabeth Stanley and ensemble


Eric Christian and Carly Jibson


Ensemble


Ensemble


Mayumi Miguel and Charlie Sutton


Mayumi Miguel and Charlie Sutton


Ensemble


Spencer Liff and Ashley Amber


Spencer Liff and Ashley Amber


Spencer Liff


Spencer Liff


Spencer Liff


Spencer Liff and ensemble


Spencer Liff


Spencer Liff


Spencer Liff


Spencer Liff


Christopher J. Hanke, Michael Buchanan and Elizabeth Stanley


Christopher J. Hanke, Michael Buchanan and Elizabeth Stanley


James Snyder and Elizabeth Stanley


James Snyder and Elizabeth Stanley


James Snyder and Elizabeth Stanley


James Snyder and Elizabeth Stanley


James Snyder and Elizabeth Stanley


James Snyder and Elizabeth Stanley


James Snyder and Elizabeth Stanley


James Snyder and Elizabeth Stanley


James Snyder


James Snyder and Elizabeth Stanley


James Snyder and Elizabeth Stanley


James Snyder and Elizabeth Stanley


James Snyder and Elizabeth Stanley


James Snyder and Elizabeth Stanley


James Snyder and Elizabeth Stanley


James Snyder and Elizabeth Stanley


James Snyder and Elizabeth Stanley


James Snyder


James Snyder


James Snyder


James Snyder


James Snyder


James Snyder and Spencer Liff


Elizabeth Stanley


Alli Mauzey


Alli Mauzey


Alli Mauzey


Alli Mauzey


Alli Mauzey


Alli Mauzey


Alli Mauzey


Alli Mauzey




James Snyder


James Snyder


Chester Gregory II


Chester Gregory II and James Snyder


Chester Gregory II and James Snyder


James Snyder and ensemble


James Snyder and ensemble


James Snyder and ensemble


James Snyder


The cast and creatives of Cry-Baby

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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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