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"I wouldn't be caught dead in a full skirt": John Waters Returns to Broadway


According to

, the musical adaptation of John Waters' 1990 movie

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Cry-Baby

begins its Broadway run April 24 with previews slated for March 15. Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan wrote the book and David Javerbaum and Adam Schlesinger composed the score. O'Donnell and Meehan won a Tony in 2002 for their

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Hairspray

book, and Schlesinger is the Fountains of Wayne bassist--yes, as in "Stacy's Mom"--who earned an Oscar nomination for his title track to Tom Hanks' 1996 movie

That Thing You Do!

. Javerbaum is a comedy writer/executive producer for the

The Daily Show

. All we want to know is, when is somebody going to adapt

Desperate Living

for the musical stage? We're envisioning Delta Burke as

and Michelle Pfeiffer as

-as long as some creative songwriter can make a tune out the wonderful line, "Don't tell me I don't know what Vietnam is like."

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