`Cry-Baby' has flash, wit, but no heart

Theater

April 25, 2008|By Mary Carole McCauley | Mary Carole McCauley,Sun theater critic

Opportunity knocked last night at the door of the Marquis Theatre, where Cry-Baby is making its Broadway debut. But nobody answered.

Like Hairspray, this new musical is set in the Baltimore of John Waters' imagination. But Cry-Baby lacks the quirky lead characters who won its sassy sibling near-universal acclaim - not to mention the double fistfuls of Tony Awards.

If you go Cry-Baby is playing at the Marquis Theatre, 1535 Broadway, New York, through Sept. 14. Tickets are $35-$250. Call 800-755-4000 or go to crybabyonbroadway.com.

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