Hey, remember Johnny Depp in the ’90s, sporting a leather jacket and a greasy pompadour for his first musical, John Waters’ Cry-Baby? Well a stage adaptation based on the 1990 cult classic is coming to Broadway starting March 15. The musical has been playing at the La Jolla Playhouse in California since November, but now James Snyder, who plays a blonde version of Mr. Depp, and Tony award-winner Harriet Harris, will reprise their roles on the Marquis Theatre stage, according to Playbill.
Mark Brokaw stages and Rob Ashford choreographs the work scheduled to officially open April 24 at the recent home of The Drowsy Chaperone. Adam Epstein, Allan S. Gordon, and Elan V. McAllister produce.
Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan — who penned the libretto for the last Waters based musical, Hairspray — provide the book for the musical that features songs by David Javerbaum ("The Daily Show") and Adam Schlesinger ("That Thing You Do"). Waters himself receives a creative consultant credit.