Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the film by John Waters. Music and lyrics by David Javerbaum and Adam Schlesinger. The original Broadway production opened on 1 March 2008 and was directed by Mark Brokaw with choreography by Rob Ashford.

Synopsis and Musical Numbers

Baltimore, 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism and Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker is the baddest boy in town. He’s a rebel with a cause — truth, justice and the pursuit of rock ‘n’ roll — and when he falls for a good girl, his square little suburb rocks around the clock. Musical numbers include: “The Anti-Polio Picnic,” “Watch Your Ass,” “One Tear,” “I’m Infected,” “Squeaky Clean,” “Let’s Disappear,” “Jukebox Jamboree,” “Screw Loose,” “Class Dismissed,” “Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby (Baby Baby),” “Can I Kiss You…?,” “I’m Infected (Reprise),” “You Can’t Beat the System,” “Misery, Agony, Helplessness, Hopelessness, Heartache and Woe,” “All in My Head,” “Jailyard Jubilee,” “A Little Upset,” “I Did Something Wrong…Once,” “Thanks for the Nifty Country!,” “This Amazing Offer,” “Do That Again” and “Nothing Bad’s Ever Gonna Happen Again.”

Mini Gallery

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Purchases from

Familiarise yourself with the film version of Cry-Baby before the show comes to the Broadway stage. From left to right above: 1. Cry-Baby Soundtrack CD. 2. Cry-Baby Film on DVD. 3. Cry-Baby Film Download. 4 Cry-Baby Film Download (Rental). 5. John Waters – Change of Life Book about the life and films of John Waters.


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