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West Coast Exclusive! Opening Night of Broadway-Bound Cry-Baby

The wacky world of John Waters is alive and well and as cranky as ever in southern California, where the new musical version of his cult movie Cry-Baby had its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse on November 18. With hopes aimed toward Broadway, Cry-Baby is based on Waters' 1990 film in which Johnny Depp delivered a breakout performance. And not unlike Waters' other cinema-to-stage hit Hairspray, Cry-Baby tells a story about teenage angst in Baltimore—only this story says welcome to the 1950s, where, amongst a band of misfit high school students, a very good (and very pretty) girl falls for a very lonely (and very hot) rebel boy. With a libretto by Hairspray Tony winners Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, and a score by newcomers David Javerbaum and Adam Schlesinger, Cry-Baby is directed by Mark Brokaw (The Constant Wife) and choreographed by Rob Ashford (The Wedding Singer). At the opening night in La Jolla w
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