Cry-Baby

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 Ė truth, justice, and the pursuit of rock 'n roll Ė 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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by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
Outhouse Theatre Co (The Flick and The Rolling Stone) and Seymour Centre will present the Sydney premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-finalist play, Gloria at the Seymour Centre's Reginald Season this June 6th to 22nd.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," has announced its 29th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the return of the wild, comic rock musical CRY-BABY,  which New Line first produced in 2012 in its American regional premiere, based on the John Waters film, running Sept. 26-Oct. 19, 2019; followed by the electrifying new rock musical fresh from Broadway, in its regional premiere, HEAD OVER HEELS, a high-energy, adult romp about gender and sexuality, based on a 16th century novel and using the songs of the pop group The Go-Go's, running March 5-28, 2020; and the season closes with the return of one of New Line's biggest hits, which the New Liners first presented in 2007, the pitch dark satire URINETOWN, the hilarious, outrageous fable of greed, corruption, love, revolution, and urination, running June 4-27, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
The producer who brought you Cry-Baby, High Fidelity and Rent, Lauren Peters, is thrilled to announce the stellar cast of the upcoming adventurous, inquisitive and ingeniously criminal musical Catch Me If You Can. Based on the biographical hit film of the same name, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, Catch Me If You Can will play from 19 July at the Hayes Theatre Co. Tickets are on sale now from www.hayestheatre.com.au.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 6, 2019
On this day in 2008, Glory Days had its opening night on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
This summer Goodspeed Musicals will produce the heartwarming new musical Because of Winn Dixie. This touching tale based on the award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo will run June 28 - September 1 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Two local students are on their way to New York City next month to compete in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards - also known as the Jimmy Awards - representing Palm Beach County. The students will also experience a weeklong musical theater intensive with Broadway artists, thanks to being selected the top student performers at the second annual Kravis Center Dream Awards.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
The Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical A Night With Janis Joplin rocks the Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM. The much-anticipated show is part of the Cincinnati Arts Association's 2019-20 Season.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), will host a conversation entitled 'Producing Theatre for an Ageless Audience', moderated by Linda Hartzell, SDC Foundation Trustee and Artistic Director Emerita of Seattle Children's Theatre, with luminary directors Mark Brokaw and Marcia Milgrom Dodge and playwright Timothy Allen McDonald on Monday May, 20, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM at SDC, 321 W. 44th St., Suite 804.
by Lauren Van Hemert - May 13, 2019
Fans of American Bandstand will revel in the nostalgia of it, while baby boomers may be more reflective on the counterculture of the time. Either way, the Theatre Raleigh production of Beehive: The 60's Musical is an entertaining retrospective of the women, the music, and the movements that defined a generation. Director Tim Seib is no stranger to Theatre Raleigh or this genre for that matter, having directed the Theatre Raleigh production and the current national tour of Million Dollar Quartet. This production, however, lacks some of the focus, polish, and finesse of last season's irreproachable production of Once, which Seib also directed. And unlike Million Dollar Quartet, this production only alludes to the iconic singers and girl groups of the 60s through the eyes of six fictitious female characters, none of whom are all that distinctive or interesting until the second act when their rock goddess personas are clearly identifiable.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
The Broadway community mourns the loss of veteran General Manager, Producer and 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre recipient Alan Wasser, who passed away on April 14, 2019 at age 70. To commemorate his life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of the Majestic, Marquis and St. James Theatres in New York for one minute on Monday, May 20 at exactly 6:45pm.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
The Post Gazette reports that Rob Ashford will direct the student production of PARADE at Point Park University Conservatory as part of their 2019-2020 season.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2019
The NMSU Theatre Arts Department and the nonprofit American Southwest Theatre Company presents Broadway Onstage, a musical revue highlighting shows currently running on Broadway along with traditional Broadway favorites performed by NMSU students and faculty and community members.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 8, 2019
Get ready for a laugh with Andrew Chappelle and Ellyn Marsh's new spoof called Law and Order: SPU. The short was created by the two and written alongside Jake Odmark. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
The NMSU Theatre Arts Department and the nonprofit American Southwest Theatre Company presents Broadway Onstage, a musical revue highlighting shows currently running on Broadway along with traditional Broadway favorites performed by NMSU students and faculty and community members.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019
TheaterWorksUSA, the country's premier not-for-profit producer of professional theater for young and family audiences for over 57 years, will host its annual spring benefit at The Current at Chelsea Piers on Monday, April 29. Funds raised at the event will support TheaterWorksUSA's ongoing commitment to keeping theater accessible to diverse communities nationwide and providing opportunities for professional artists in New York City to create exceptional new work for young and family audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019
The Old Globe presents the U.S. premiere of Life After, a rapturously beautiful and stirring new musical withbook, music, and lyrics by Britta Johnson, directed by the Globe's own Barry Edelstein, opening Friday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m. Withchoreography by Ann Yee and music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Lynne Shankel, Life After will run March 22 - April 28, 2019 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 22-28. Life After is produced by special arrangement with Yonge Street Theatricals, Linda Barnett, and Natalie Bartello. Single tickets start at $32.00 and are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2019
Five years ago, Tony Award winner Idina Menzel made her long-awaited return to Broadway, teaming up with her Rent director Michael Grief for Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's original musical If/Then! To celebrate the occasion, we're throwing it back to the show's opening night at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Check out all the footage below!
by Steve Murray - Mar 22, 2019
BWW Review: FALSETTOS at SHN Golden Gate Theatre: outstanding 2016 revival hits the road in this musical masterpiece by James Lapine and William Finn.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019
Swish Ally Fund of the Stonewall Community Foundation is proud to announce the cast for its 5th annual Songs in the Key of Equality Benefit Concert: Tomorrow Starts Today on Monday, April 22 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City.
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2019
The Old Globe today released a first look at "Poetry" from the U.S. premiere of Life After, with vocals by Sophie Hearn and written and played by Britta Johnson. Performances begin this Friday, March 22 at 8:00 p.m.! Please feel free to share it with all!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2019
Bonnie Milligan has joined the cast of Wicked Sings Birds of Paradise at Feinstein's/54 Below! One of Off-Broadway's most beloved cult musicals, Birds of Paradise, returns to New York City, with a star-studded Broadway cast, many from the hit musical Wicked. The show will be performed on Monday, March 18th, 2019 at 7pm & 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2019
What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. After Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Highlights this week include Derek Klena, Joanna Gleason, Bonnie Mulligan, Carrie St. Louis, Colton Ryan, Alli Mauzey, Nancy Opel, and many more.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, gives a concert entitled Movie Mixtape: Songs from the Silver Screen, today, March 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, joined by acclaimed vocalists Mykal Kilgore, Storm Large, Ashley Park, and Ryan Silverman. The orchestra performs iconic songs from beloved movies include 'Over the Rainbow' from The Wizard of Oz, 'Moon River' from Breakfast at Tiffany's, 'The Way We Were' from The Way We Were, and 'Footloose' from Footloose.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
TV Host, Ricki Lake, is Tom Needham's exclusive guest this Today at 6 pm on WUSB's 'The Sounds of Film.' She will be discussing her career and new film, 'Weed the People.'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019
TV Host, Ricki Lake, is Tom Needham's exclusive guest this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB's 'The Sounds of Film.' She will be discussing her career and new film, 'Weed the People.'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2019
With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Zohra signs up for a dating service - but unbeknownst to her, it's run by demonic beings from a parallel universe who lure unsuspecting humans into a malicious trap! GHOSTED: The Musical, created by Alexandra Lean and Ana Trask, plays July 4-14 at Randolph Theatre as part of the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival. Tickets are available via fringetoronto.com, by phone at 416-966-1062, or at the door.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Experience the music that defined a generation with Janis Joplin and her musical influences when the electrifying hit musical A Night with Janis Joplin comes to The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts for two shows on Sunday, September 15 at 2 pm and 7 pm. Tickets go on sale to members on Tuesday, June 18 at 10 am and to the general public on Tuesday, June 25 at 10 am.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2019
Splashy casting news is plenty exciting but we're taking a moment to give a shoutout to the casts of some of Broadway's long-running shows. Meet the current cast of The Book of Mormon below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2019
Check out the latest cast of Drifters, Shirelles, and music industry legends that make up the company of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Izen and Koepfinger's 'Eve of Beltane' tells the oh so familiar tale of forbidden love and examines the very fabric of its nature. Beyond time, beyond space, we find that divine love can penetrate all boundaries - race, nation, and class. This timeless drama features the music and lyrics of Joe Izen with Henry Aronson as Musical Director. Cailin Heffernan will direct. Production Stage Management is by Byron C. Saunders.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Cannery Casino Hotel's The Club will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock music festival with Woodstock Weekend in August, featuring performances by John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute Fortunate Son, Santana tribute Evil Waze, Crosby, Still and Nash tribute CSN Express and Janis Joplin tribute Kelly Sheehan.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," has announced casting for its 29th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, which opens with the return of the wild, comic rock musical CRY-BABY,  based on the iconic John Waters film, a show which New Line first produced in 2012 in its American regional premiere, running Sept. 26-Oct. 19, 2019. The season continues with the electrifying new rock musical fresh from Broadway, in its regional premiere, HEAD OVER HEELS, a high-energy, adult romp about gender and sexuality, based on a 16th-century novel and using the songs of the 80s rock band The Go-Go's, running March 5-28, 2020. And the season closes with the return of one of New Line's biggest hits, which the New Liners first presented in 2007, the pitch dark satire URINETOWN, the hilarious, outrageous fable of greed, corruption, love, revolution, and urination, running June 4-27, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Welcome to Rydell High, where star-crossed Danny and Sandy try to find a place for their forbidden love. Grease will have you hand jivin' and beboppin' all the way down the aisles!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Craig Xen delivers his first visual from Broken Kids Club with a thought-provoking video for 'Cry Baby, Cell 17.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
Jujamcyn Theaters and NETworks Presentations presents the North American Tour of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS.
by Jade Kops - Feb 23, 2019
Director and creator Kris Stewart takes the famous songs from the godfather of musical theatre, Stephen Sondheim, and presents a delightful new story in the staged concert of BOYS OF SONDHEIM.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has brought together an extraordinary group of artists to helm the five exciting productions planned this season: an All-American classic, a heart-warming musical tale, an electric dance-filled tuner, an extraordinary true story, and an inspirational journey that's sure to inspire. Single tickets for all five shows set for Goodspeed's 2019 season go on public sale this Sunday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m..
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the American premiere of Life After, a rapturously beautiful and stirring new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Britta Johnson. The Globe's own Barry Edelstein directs, with choreography by Ann Yee. Life After will run March 22 - April 28, 2019 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 22-28.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
Beehive is a tribute to the women of 1960's rock, pop and soul music.
by Chelcy Harrell - Apr 25, 2019
Beehive: The 60s Musical, takes audiences on a musical journey from hip to groovy to raw, from innocence to loss of innocence, and how the evolution of the music of the decade impacted and propelled the female empowerment movement. You are guaranteed to leave singing some of your favorite 60s tunes for hours, maybe even days afterwards!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2019
In the third concert of her More About The Melody series, cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf invites Tony Award-winning music director, Ted Sperling to host an evening celebrating the music of the three generations of the iconic Rodgers family: Richard Rodgers, Mary Rodgers, and Adam Guettel.
by Jade Kops - Apr 21, 2019
Lewis and Alice are a world away from the sweet fantasy world of Carroll's famous story as benevolent white rabbits and mischievous disappearing cats are replaced with malevolent hessian headed horrors and horny talking teddy bears in Qui Nguyen's ALICE IN SLASHERLAND. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019
The Old Globe presents the U.S. premiere of Life After, a rapturously beautiful and stirring new musical withbook, music, and lyrics by Britta Johnson, directed by the Globe's own Barry Edelstein, opening Friday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m. Withchoreography by Ann Yee and music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Lynne Shankel, Life After will run March 22 - April 28, 2019 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 22-28. Life After is produced by special arrangement with Yonge Street Theatricals, Linda Barnett, and Natalie Bartello. Single tickets start at $32.00 and are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
Eat, drink, shop, rock! Philadelphia's largest all-day, all ages spring block party is back. South Street Headhouse District presents the 6th Annual South Street Spring Festival, on Sunday, May 4, 2019, from 11:00am to 8:00pm. Look for over 125+ vendors, 35+ restaurants and food trucks, 20+ bands, 3 stages, dozens of makers, and Philly's largest Maypole.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that longtime general manager of Broadway, Alan Wasser passed away yesterday, April 14. Wasser was the recipient of a Special Tony Awards Honor in 2017 and general manager of the Tony Awards from 2009 to 2012.
by Chris Arneson - Apr 11, 2019
There's a certain youthful feeling you get from 1960s music. Just ask the rows of ladies in front of me, who giddily sang along, tapping each other on the shoulders and giggling like they were teenagers again.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
The Lincoln Center Theater production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical "Falsettos" will begin performances at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on April 16, 2019. Performances will continue through May 19 with the opening set for April 17.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
Center Theatre Group has announced additional performers and two special guests for 'A Grand Night,' a one-night-only event on Monday, April 22 featuring a 5:30 p.m. pre-show reception in the Ahmanson lobby, a 7 p.m. performance in the Mark Taper Forum and a post-show gala dinner on the stage of the Ahmanson Theatre. Tickets are also available for the performance only starting at $100.