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, 2008Cry-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. For information about Cry-Baby, visit www.CryBabyonBroadway.com
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