Thursday, May 15, 2008

Nobody Puts Cry-Baby in the Corner

The scrappy little musical Cry-Baby has bounced back from mixed reviews and bad pre-opening buzz to become the underdog of this Broadway season. In addition to nabbing four Tony Award nominations earlier this week, including a surprise nod for Best Musical, the new tuner (based on the John Waters cult fave) picked up a few more trophies today, including a Theatre World Award for co-star Alli Mauzey.

Meanwhile, over at the Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, ensemble member Spencer Liff won their Best Male Dancer on Broadway prize (he also danced in the movies Hairspray and Across the Universe) and Rob Ashford picked up another award for Best Broadway Choreography. Step Up 2: The Streets won for Best Choreography in Film.

For a peak at the award-winning dancing of Cry-Baby, visit the show's own YouTube collection. And stay tuned for a special Reel Thoughts review of the show from our own Neil Cohen, freshly returned from the Big Apple.

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