January 15, 2008 |
First "Hairspray," now "Cry-Baby." The musical version of John Waters' film about high school life in Baltimore, circa 1954, will open April 24 on Broadway. The show, which premiered last year at the La Jolla Playhouse, focuses on a bad boy who falls for a good girl. James Snyder stars in the role that Johnny Depp played in the 1990 movie.
November 23, 2007 |
"Sweet and innocent" is not a label one associates with John Waters, the enfant terrible of cult cinema who first made his name in the early '70s with gross-out flicks celebrating every sallow hue of perversion. Not even the mellower, mainstream version of his style, which emerged in the late '80s with "Hairspray," could be described in this cheery vein.
November 18, 2007 |
To an inventory of bare necessities a big song-and-dance musical requires for a rehearsal -- upright piano, sprung floor, athletic tape, bottled water -- the cast of the new musical "Cry-Baby" can add one essential provision: breath mints, and lots of them. "I had some bad onions on my burger," confesses lead actress Elizabeth Stanley by way of explanation for a handful of Altoids, which her costar, James Snyder, will be grateful she's popped when they embark on their next, er, duet.
February 9, 2007 |
The La Jolla Playhouse will stage the world premiere of the theatrical version of John Waters' 1990 cult film musical, "Cry-Baby," as part of its 2007-08 season, announced Wednesday. The musical, which producers hope will move to Broadway, features a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan and lyrics and music by David Javerbaum and Adam Schlesinger. It had originally been slated for a February opening at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre.
June 3, 2005
Re "Improper Handling of Koran Confirmed," May 27: Having worked in Saudi Arabia, which prohibits one from bringing one's own Bible in the country for personal use, I have wondered about alleged abuse of the Koran. Just who has been so kind as to provide these Korans and for us to allow their use (and abuse)? This is a privilege they should be thankful for. Instead it's another cause to complain. What a bunch of crybabies! Marilyn von Kuhlberg Upland
February 26, 2005
I just loved reading yet another article about corporate crybabies like Nissan's director of sports marketing, John Gill ["Luxury Event Became a Lemon," Feb. 23]. It doesn't matter to Gill that his company had its name spoken and product shown on national television and plastered in newspapers all over the country for five days. Two days after the event, they get an article in the Los Angeles Times with a quarter-page picture of a scoreboard that features its name prominently. Now they are getting another mention in Sports Viewpoint and this guy still wants a refund?