Most of the original cast are part of the reunion concerts 9:30 and 11:30 PM Sept. 17 at 54 Below cabaret in New York. Set to reprise their Broadway roles are James Snyder, Elizabeth Stanley, Chester Gregory, Christopher J. Hanke, Harriet Harris, Alli Mauzey, Cameron Adams, Michael Buchanan, Colin Cunliffe, Laura Jordan, Lacey Kohl, Marty Lawson, Mayumi Miguel, Richard Poe and Charlie Sutton.
Like Hairspray, to which it was compared at the time, Cry-Baby is based on a movie of the same name by John Waters. Cry-Baby features a score by David Javerbaum (Act of God) and Adam Schlesinger (the rock band Fountains of Wayne). It has a book by Mark O’Donnell (Hairspray) and Thomas Meehan (Annie). Despite its short run, the show was nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Musical.