Thursday, April 3, 2008

Cry Baby - April 2, 2008

I left at the intermission.

The sad part is that it's not bad, in fact there are some lyrics that are very funny, some lines that are very funny. The music is okay, sometimes very good. But man oh man it just does not gel in any way. It might've worked better off-bdwy, but even then it's got a real 'still in workshop' feel to it despite the slickness of the sets and beautiful costumes. The choreography is serious Broadway been-there, done-that. The chorus line of cops is a gay boy-bdway-queen wet dream come to life.

The use of the overture for the 'turn off your cell phones' was easily the best of that standard pre-show reminder of theater etiquette I've ever encountered and it really gave me hope that the show would be innovative and fun. As it is still in previews there might be some hope things will pull together but honestly, I just couldn't wait through an intermission for what only promised to be another hour of the same ol' same ol'.

Cry Baby
Marquis Theatre
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
Opens April 24

1 comment:

LadrĂ³n de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Too bad. As with "Hairspray", I liked the music from the original film better than the new score written for the staged version.