"Crybaby" Inspires 2006 Broadway Musical

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"Broadway will hear a new generation of songwriter in 2006 when Adam Schlesinger of the pop group Fountains of Wayne pairs with lyricist David Javerbaum, the Emmy Award-winning writer of TV's "The Daily Show," for the new musical, Cry-Baby.

Like Hairspray before it, the show (as previously announced) will have a libretto by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, and is based on a film by John Waters. A spring 2006 opening on Broadway is projected.

In the 1990 movie, which has class-clash as a theme, a good girl representing the rich "Squares" in 1954 Baltimore is attracted to a motorcycle-riding, leather-clad bad-boy (then played by Johnny Depp), a member of the "Drapes" — from the other side of the tracks."

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