Christopher J. Hanke, Elizabeth Stanley, James Snyder,
and Alli Mauzey in Cry-Baby
(© Kevin Berne)
Christopher J. Hanke, Elizabeth Stanley, James Snyder,
and Alli Mauzey in Cry-Baby
(© Kevin Berne)
Chester Gregory II, Christopher Hanke, Harriet Harris, Carly Jibson, Alli Mauzey, Richard Poe, James Snyder, and Elizabeth Stanley will star in the new Broadway musical Cry-Baby, which will begin performances at the Marquis Theater on March 15, with an official opening set for April 24. The musical, based on the 1990 John Waters film of the same title, will be directed by Mark Brokaw, with choreography by Rob Ashford. It played the LaJolla Playhouse last fall.

The show features a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan and a score by David Javerbaum and Adam Schlesinger. This spoof of 1950s films is set in 1954 Baltimore, where Wade "Cry Baby" Walker, the baddest boy in town, falls for a local good girl.

The show will also star Cameron Adams, Ashley Amber, Nick Blaemire, Michael Buchanan, Eric Christian, Colin Cunliffe, Joanna Glushak, Michael D. Jablonski, Marty Lawson, Spencer Liff, Courtney Laine Mazza, Mayumi Miguel, Torrey Ross, Eric Sciotto, Peter Matthew Smith, Allison Spratt, Charlie Sutton, and Stacey Todd Holt.

The creative team will feature Scott Pask (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes), Howell Binkley (lighting), Peter Hylenski (sound), Lynne Shankel (musical direction), and Christopher Jahnke (orchestrations).

Snyder, who will play the title role, has appeared in films such as She's the Man, Pretty Persuasion, and the forthcoming An American in China. Stanley, who will play Allison, appeared in the Broadway revival of Company as April and as Lorelei Lee in the recent Gateway Playhouse production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Harris, who will play Mrs. Vernon-Williams, received the Tony Award for Thoroughly Modern Millie and most recently starred on Broadway in Old Acquaintance.

Gregory, who will play Dupree, has starred on Broadway in Tarzan and Hairspray. Hanke, who will play Baldwin, starred on Broadway in In My Life and Rent. Jibson, who will play Pepper, starred as Tracy in the national tour and Broadway production of Hairspray. Mauzey, who will play Drape Leonora, has appeared on Broadway in Wicked and Hairspray. Poe, who will play Judge Stone, has appeared on Broadway in Journey's End, The Pajama Game, M Butterfly, and 1776.