Cry-Baby Original Cast Reunion Concerts Presented Tonight

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Cry-Baby, the 2008 Broadway musical that managed only 68 performances despite a high-power creative team, is getting a long-delayed original cast album — and an original cast reunion concert.

Most of the original cast are part of the reunion concerts 9:30 and 11:30 PM Sept. 17 at 54 Below cabaret in New York. Set to reprise their Broadway roles are James Snyder, Elizabeth Stanley, Chester Gregory, Christopher J. Hanke, Harriet Harris, Alli Mauzey, Cameron Adams, Michael Buchanan, Colin Cunliffe, Lisa Gajda, Laura Jordan, Lacey Kohl, Marty Lawson, Spencer Liff, Mayumi Miguel, Richard Poe, Eric Sciotto, Peter Matthew Smith and Charlie Sutton.

James Snyder and Elizabeth Stanley
James Snyder and Elizabeth Stanley Photo by Joan Marcus

Broadway Records has recorded the album and plans to release it at a date to be announced.

Like Hairspray, to which it was compared at the time, Cry-Baby is based on a movie of the same name by John Waters. Cry-Baby features a score by David Javerbaum (Act of God) and Adam Schlesinger (the rock band Fountains of Wayne). It has a book by Mark O’Donnell (Hairspray) and Thomas Meehan (Annie). Despite its short run, the show was nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Produced by Shoshana Feinstein, the concert features musical direction by Henry Aronson.

Tickets begin at $45 with a $25 food/beverage minimum, and can be purchased at 54Below.com.

Playbill.com's "Obsessed!" columnist Seth Rudetsky did the following video interview with original co-star Alli Mauzey talking about her character and singing a number from Cry-Baby.

 

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