Cry-Baby 2007

Opened: April 23, 2007
Closing: four weeks

Cry-Baby - 2007 - New York History , Info & More

based on the film by John Waters

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!

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Kings Elliot Releases New Single 'Cry, Baby, Cry'
by Michael Major - Aug 31, 2022

One of 2022’s most promising new voices Kings Elliot releases her new single and accompanying video, “Cry, Baby, Cry” (via Verve Forecast/Interscope). Elliot’s upcoming EP Bored of the Circus will feature singles “Butterfly Pen,” and “‘Til I Die.” Listen to the new single now and check out upcoming tour dates!

BWW Review: Roxy Regional Theatre's CRY-BABY: THE MUSICAL Serves Up Swell Summer Fun
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 10, 2022

Now onstage through June 18 at Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre, Cry-Baby: The Musical (which played a brief 2008 Broadway run) is a riff on Romeo and Juliet that takes place during the age of polio vaccinations, Pinko Commie malcontents and the overzealous construction of flimsy, at-home shelters that promised protection from atomic blasts and somehow typified the Eisenhower era of the post-war 1950s.

The Friday 5(+1): Caitlyn Porayko and Victoria Preisman from Roxy Regional Theatre's CRY-BABY THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 3, 2022

Set in 1950s Baltimore, the conservative squares face off against the leather-clad delinquents in this rockabilly musical from the creative team behind Hairspray – Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell – featuring a score from Fountains of Wayne co-founder Adam Schlesinger and The Daily Show executive producer David Javerbaum.  

CRY-BABY, A CHORUS LINE & More - Check Out This Week's Top Stage Mags
by Team BWW - May 23, 2022

Each week, we'll be highlighting the top virtual show programs from BroadwayWorld's Stage Mag! Want to create a Stage Mag for you own show? To get started on your own program, visit

Roxy Regional Theatre to Stage Rockabilly Musical, CRY-BABY
by Marissa Tomeo - May 21, 2022

Romeo and Juliet meets High School Hellcats in the hit summer musical coming to the stage of Clarksville’s oldest professional theatre. Based on the John Waters cult classic film, CRY-BABY: The Musical opens Friday, June 3, at 8:00pm.  In keeping with the theatre's pay-what-you-can opening night tradition, all tickets not pre-sold at the regular price will go on sale at 7:30pm that evening for a $5 minimum donation.

Sunflower Bean Share New Single 'Baby Don't Cry'
by Michael Major - Oct 13, 2021

Sunflower Bean release a new song entitled “Baby Don’t Cry.” Written by the band, produced and mixed by UMO’s Jacob Portrait, co-engineered by Jake Faber and Portrait, and recorded between Electric Lady and Sunflower Bean Studios. Plus, the band has announced new tour dates!

Cry Baby Release Debut EP 'Everything I Didn't Say'
by Michael Major - Aug 30, 2021

'Everything I Didn't Say' is a mixtape of the past two years of Cry Baby releases. It contains the singles '1991', 'She Likes To Get High', and 'Must Be Something'.

Broadway Buskers' Baby Chemist Reimagines 4 Non Blondes' 90's Classic 'What's Up?' As A Pop-Punk Rallying Cry
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 27, 2021

Baby Chemist is back again for the Times Square Alliance produced Broadway Buskers series at Times Square's Broadway Plaza stage at 7pm this Friday, September 3rd, coinciding with the release of their latest single, an updated pop-punk cover of 4 Non Blondes' 90's classic 'What's Up?'

Cry Baby Release 90s Pop Single 'Must Be Something'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 6, 2021

Cry Baby started in 2018 with the goal to try something different. Previously playing in various acts around Charleston, their current members all unknowingly met at the same local music festival performing as openers for Briston Maroney.

PUSH BABY Share Video for New Single 'Cry / TALK ABOUT IT'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 10, 2021

Handing the creative reins over to their friend Zac (@atzacfox) – Manchester alt-pop duo push baby today share the new video for their latest single ‘Cry / TALK ABOUT IT’.

CRY-BABY The Musical is Coming to the Sydney Opera House This Summer
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2021

Based on the 1990 cult-classic John Waters (Hairspray) film, CRY-BABY The Musical will be presented in the Opera House's Drama Theatre from 22 July – 15 August, 2021. Highly subversive and proudly irreverent, CRY-BABY The Musical, which won four 2018 Sydney Theatre Awards during its season at the Hayes Theatre Co, is a tongue-in-cheek homage to the teen rebel genre.

UNITYTX 'Cry Baby' Megan Thee Stallion Cover Out Now
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 21, 2021

Mixing punishing hardcore breakdowns and razor-sharp riffs with the murky soul of grunge and hip-hop energy, UNITYTX bridge musical boundaries, spanning the gap between rap/rock’s forefathers and the new underground with a captivatingly rhythmic take on the heavy music genre.

BRS Kash Releases Live Performances of 'Throat Baby' & 'Thug Cry'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 6, 2021

As BRS Kash's career has taken off, the melodically blessed Atlanta rapper has strutted into the spotlight with confidence - a sense that his star is rising and you can either jump off or fall off.

Megan Thee Stallion Releases 'Cry Baby' Video
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 4, 2021

Megan Thee Stallion has released a fun and freaky video for smash-hit ‘Cry Baby’, featuring DaBaby. Directed by frequent collaborator Colin Tilley (Body, WAP, Don’t Stop), the ‘Cry Baby’ video is a wild and imaginative exploration into what toys get up to when nobody’s around.

VIDEO: MISSIO Drops Video for 'Cry Baby'
by Sarah Leiber - Dec 10, 2020

Austin, TX alternative duo MISSIO has dropped their brand-new music video for “Cry Baby (feat. Paul Wall).”

by Nicole Rosky - May 22, 2020

Stars in the House continues today (2pm) for a Cry Baby reunion with James Snyder, Elizabeth Stanley, Christopher J. Hanke, Alli Mauzey, Harriet Harris, Chester Gregory; and tonight (8pm) for The Men Of Desperate Housewives with James Denton, Ricardo Antonio Chavira, Kevin Rahm, Tuc Watkins with more TBA

VIDEO: Adam Schlesinger and David Javerbaum Perform 'Screw Loose' from Cry-Baby on Theater Talk
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 1, 2020

As BroadwayWorld previously reported Emmy and Grammy winner and Oscar nominated songwriter Adam Schlesinger has passed away from coronavirus-related complications. He was 52 years old.

Broadway Rewind: James Snyder & Elizabeth Stanley Get Ready to Bring CRY BABY to Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 2, 2020

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge continues his journey with the latest  Broadway Rewind, which  takes the audience to Town Hall for the 4th annual ABC Daytime Salutes BC/EFA, but we start things off by meeting the company and bringing you a sneak peek at the Broadway musical Cry Baby, which is based on the hit John Waters film. It starred James Snyder, Elizabeth Stanley and Harriet Harris. Waters told me how he felt about being asked to turn one of his other hit films into a Broadway musical. 'I was thrilled because I had just had such a wonderful experience with Hairspray and to be honest, Cry Baby was the only real musical movie I ever made. Hairspray was a dance movie. The music in this is such a breath of new talent on Broadway.'

BWW Review: CRY-BABY is a Rockin' Fun Look at Privilege and Classism
by Tanya Seale - Oct 13, 2019

New Line Theatre, whose tagline is fittingly #MusicalTheatreAF, opens their 29th season with Cry-Baby, the 2007 musical with book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan and songs by David Javerbaum & Adam Schlesinger. It is based on Cry-Baby the film, written and directed by Hairspray creator, John Waters. Let me just pause here and say if you have only ever seen the film, you're missing out, as the musical has a much more cohesive, developed...

Photo Flash: First Look At CRY-BABY At New Line Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2019

It's 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism, and Wade 'Cry-Baby' Walker is the coolest boy in Baltimore. He's a bad boy with a good cause -- truth, justice, and the pursuit of rock and roll.

Photo Flash: New Line Theatre Presents CRY-BABY
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2019

It's 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism, and Wade 'Cry-Baby' Walker is the coolest boy in Baltimore. He's a bad boy with a good cause -- truth, justice, and the pursuit of rock and roll.

BWW Review: CRY BABY at Te Auaha - Tapere Nui (Big Theatre), Wellington
by Monica Moore - Sep 11, 2019

From the vibrant opening number (The Anti-Polio Picnic), the cast let rip with power and passion that does not drop throughout.  Each performer grabs every moment with intensity and commitment to showcase their learning and talent while displaying their devotion to the craft.  The lyrics are crisp, witty and genuinely laugh-out-loud funny if not cringe-worthy. (I dare anyone not to watch a?oeGirl, Can I Kiss Youa??.?a?? through their fingers.)  The rockabilly score adds energy and pep and the music (with band skilfully led by Musical Director, Kate Marshall) is immaculate.

Te Auaha Presents NZ Premiere Of CRY-BABY: THE MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 22, 2019

The full cohort of Whitireia's Musical Theatre students are rehearsing their bobby socks off in preparation for New Zealand's first ever season of Cry-Baby The Musical. Adapted from the John Waters film of the same name, this campy and wickedly subversive show will run for eight outrageous nights at Te Auaha a?" The NZ Institute of Creativity from 5-14 September.

Pantochino Teen Theatre Presents CRY-BABY! In Downtown Milford
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 30, 2019

Pantochino Summer Teen Theatre will present the musical a?oeCry-Babya?? at the MAC (Milford Arts Council) in Downtown Milford for three performances, August 9-11th.

Craig Xen Releases Video For 'Cry Baby, Cell 17'
by Julie Musbach - Jul 17, 2019

Craig Xen delivers his first visual from Broken Kids Club with a thought-provoking video for 'Cry Baby, Cell 17.'

Cry-Baby History

Other Productions of Cry-Baby

2007   New York Workshop
New York
2008   Broadway Original Broadway Production