Broadway-Bound Cry-Baby Highlights New 5th Avenue Season; Camelot, Scissorhands Tours Too

News   Broadway-Bound Cry-Baby Highlights New 5th Avenue Season; Camelot, Scissorhands Tours Too Seattle's The 5th Avenue Theatre — which has hosted the pre-Broadway debuts of Hairspray and The Wedding Singer — will present the world premiere of Cry-Baby as part of its upcoming 2006-2007 season.

Touring shows Bombay Dreams, Edward Scissorhands and Camelot starring Michael York will also be part of the Washington stages new year.

"I am thrilled to be coming back to Seattle with Cry-Baby. Here's a town that understands my sense of humor and has a passionate theater-going public that roots for winners outside the usual Broadway boundaries," said John Waters, director of the "Hairspray" and "Cry-Baby" films. "In other words, the perfect place for me to be a 'juvenile delinquent.'"

The season lineup (subject to change) is as follows:

 

 

  • Bombay Dreams (Sept. 12-Oct. 1)
    A. R. Rahman's Bollywood meets Broadway musical set amid India's bustling film industry.
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  • Company (Oct. 17-Nov. 5)
    Stephen Sondheim's musical comedy about love, commitment and relationships as told through five couples and a constant bachelor.
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  • White Christmas (Nov. 28-Dec. 17)
    The new stage adaptation, by Paul Blake and David Ives, of the classic holiday movie with the beloved Irving Berlin songs.
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  • Cry-Baby (Feb. 13-March 4, 2007)
    Bookwriters Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, songwriters Adam Schlesinger and David Javerbaum, choreographer Rob Ashford and director Mark Brokaw are all on board for this new musical comedy based on the popular movie.
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  • Camelot (March 20-April 8, 2007)
    Michael York stars as King Arthur in the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical tale of his love story.
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  • Edward Scissorhands (April 25-May 13, 2007)
    Matthew Bourne offers his new take on the Tim Burton fairy tale movie about a boy who is left unfinished by his creator.
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  • West Side Story (May 29-June 17, 2007)
    The classic Arthur Laurents-Leonard Bernstein love story set amid the New York street gangs. A collaboration with Spectrum Dance Theater. For season tickets to The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 5th Avenue in downtown Seattle, WA, call (206) 625-1900 or visit the box office. For more information, visit www.5thavenuetheatre.org.