Bob Verini

Review: ‘Cry-Baby’


No real tears are shed in "Cry-Baby," the exuberantly witty musical adaptation of John Waters' 1990 social satire in pre-Broadway tryout at the La Jolla Playhouse. That's because the style forbids…

  • Film

Comedy’s lost boys


It happens to the most talented funnyman. He takes his eyes off his comic mojo for a second to, say, film an Oscar contender, or star in a low-budget genre thriller, and poof, it's gone. The dairy…

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