MARQUEE VALUE: Cry-Baby at the Marquis Theatre

Marquee Value   MARQUEE VALUE: Cry-Baby at the Marquis Theatre
Production: Cry-Baby, music and lyrics by David Javerbaum and Adam Schlesinger, book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, directed by Mark Brokaw, starring James Snyder, Harriet Harris, Elizabeth Stanley, Carly Jibson, Chester Gregory II and Christopher Hanke.

Previews: March 15, 2008 Opening: April 24, 2008

Venue: Marquis Theatre, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

Following a La Jolla Playhouse world premiere in November 2007, this new musical based on John Waters' film heads to Broadway. With a book by Hairspray librettists Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, Cry-Baby takes audiences to a 1954 Baltimore where 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 - who falls for a good girl who wants to be bad. A tale of Wayward youth, juvenile delinquents, sexual repression and bizarre rejects.

photos by Matthew Blank

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