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Broadway's <i>Hairspray</i> writers to return for <i>Cry-Baby</i> (9588)

9588Entertainment News2003-08-15

Broadway's Hairspray writers to return for Cry-Baby

Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, the writers who brought John Waters's comedy Hairspray to Broadway, have signed on to do the same for Waters's Cry-Baby, reports Variety. "If Hairspray is Cinderella, then Cry-Baby is Romeo & Juliet," said O'Donnell. Cry-Baby tells the story of a 1950s greaser who falls in love with a virginal debutante. Producer Adam Epstein said that a composer, lyricist, and director for the show would be announced soon. Meehan's previous Broadway credits include The Producers, I Remember Mama, and Annie, and he is currently also at work on stage musical versions of Young Frankenstein and Rocky.

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