John Waters News

Date of Birth: April 29, 1946 (69)
Birth Place: Baltimore, MD, USA
Gender: Male
THE MEETING* to Celebrate CABARET at Joe's Pub, 2/21THE MEETING* to Celebrate CABARET at Joe's Pub, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

?The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater to continue the Winter/Spring 2016 season on Sunday, February 21 at 9:30 PM. The Meeting* has been called "delicious and delightfully droll" by The New York Post and "hilarious and sardonic" by The Village Voice. A story for Slate.com called the evening "so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight." The 2014-2015 season sold out after a profile in The New York Times "Arts & Leisure" section. The February show will honor the iconic musical "Cabaret" with special guests to be announced. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/2/16- Marissa Jaret WinokurSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/2/16- Marissa Jaret Winokur
by Stage Tube - Feb 2, 2016

Happy Birthday Marissa Jaret Winokur! She is best known for her performance as Tracy Turnblad in the highly successful Broadway musical adaptation of John Waters' film Hairspray, and won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award, Theatre World Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance. She recently reprised the role in the Hollywood Bowl production of Hairspray last summer. (more...)

RUTHLESS! to Play 100th Performance Off-Broadway TodayRUTHLESS! to Play 100th Performance Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash, Ruthless! The Musical, will celebrate its 100th performance today, January 30th at St. Luke's Theatre in the heart of the Theatre District. (more...)

RUTHLESS! to Play 100th Performance Off-Broadway This WeekRUTHLESS! to Play 100th Performance Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash, RUTHLESS! The Musical, will celebrate its 100th performance this Saturday, January 30th at St. Luke's Theatre in the heart of the Theatre District. Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of RUTHLESS! recently put a new block of seats on sale through April 2nd. There will be an early 1:30 PM curtain this Saturday in order to accommodate a special meet & greet/celebration with the cast immediately after the matinee. RUTHLESS! opened July 13th to unanimous rave reviews led by Entertainment Weekly which called the show, "Uproarious! A mash-up of THE BAD SEED, GYPSY, ALL ABOUT EVE, plus the films of Douglas Sirk and John Waters!" Book and lyrics are by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. Paley also directed the original production of RUTHLESS! as well as productions in L.A., South Beach and the record-breaking concert event starring Bernadette Peters. He once again serves as director of the new production, with Marvin Laird on board as music supervisor as well. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Paramount Theatre's HAIRSPRAY with E. Faye Butler & MorePhoto Flash: First Look at Paramount Theatre's HAIRSPRAY with E. Faye Butler & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Get set for a high-octane ride with thrilling choreography, rockin' tunes and explosively colorful costumes - plus some really cool hairdos - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, presents HAIRSPRAY - The Broadway Musical, now through February 21, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a stunning first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Big Fat Arena Spectacular Calls for 800 Locals for HAIRSPRAY ProductionThe Big Fat Arena Spectacular Calls for 800 Locals for HAIRSPRAY Production
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2016

Calling all young performers……If singing, acting or dancing is your passion, then don't miss your opportunity to be a part of the upcoming mega hit, HAIRSPRAY - THE BIG FAT ARENA SPECTACULAR when it bounces into the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in October 2016. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Harvey Fierstein For HAIRSPRAY LIVE?  He'll Do It!  Would Jackie Hoffman?TWITTER WATCH: Harvey Fierstein For HAIRSPRAY LIVE? He'll Do It! Would Jackie Hoffman?
by Michael Dale - Jan 13, 2016

Social Media has been abuzz with casting ideas once Harirspray Live was announced. (more...)

THE MEETING to Tribute Eartha Kitt, CABARET, Elton John, Barbra Streisand & More in 2016THE MEETING to Tribute Eartha Kitt, CABARET, Elton John, Barbra Streisand & More in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

THE MEETING* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to Joe's Pub at The Public to launch the Winter/Spring 2016 season on Sunday, January 24 at 9:30 PM. This season will include tributes to Eartha Kitt (January 24 at 9:30 PM), the musical Cabaret (February 21 at 9:30 PM), Elton John (March 20 at 9:30 PM), Barbra Streisand (April 17 at 9:30 PM) and George Michael (May 22 at 7:00 PM). Special guests for each show will be announced. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Extends Into Spring Off-BroadwayRUTHLESS! Extends Into Spring Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of the Off-Broadway smash, Ruthless! The Musical, today put a new block of seats on sale through April 2nd. (more...)

Alan Cumming to Sing 'SAPPY SONGS' with Darren Criss & Ricki Lake at Carnegie HallAlan Cumming to Sing 'SAPPY SONGS' with Darren Criss & Ricki Lake at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Producer Daniel Nardicio will present the eclectic and electric Tony Award-winning performer ALAN CUMMINNG in his headlining debut at Carnegie Hall on Monday, February 8 at 8:00 PM. The show Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs with Friends features guest stars Darren Criss and Ricki Lake, in addition to a special performance by the New York City Gay Men's Chorus. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/4/16- HAIRSPRAYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/4/16- HAIRSPRAY
by Stage Tube - Jan 4, 2016

Today in 2009, Hairspraiy closed at the Neil Simon Theatre after 2,641 performances. Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and 'downtown' rhythm and blues. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. (more...)

Off-Broadway's RUTHLESS! to Offer Special Holiday Matinee TomorrowOff-Broadway's RUTHLESS! to Offer Special Holiday Matinee Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

Off-Broadway's hit musical RUTHLESS! has added a special holiday matinee tomorrow, December 30th at 2 PM. Because the season is only enriched by extraordinary, musical tales of murderous children. (more...)

Photo Flash: Paramount Theatre's HAIRSPRAYPhoto Flash: Paramount Theatre's HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2015

Get set for a high-octane ride with thrilling choreography, rockin' tunes and explosively colorful costumes - plus some really cool hairdos - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, presents Hairspray - The Broadway Musical, January 20-February 21, 2016. Check out a first look at the characters below! (more...)

House of Independents to Host Rockabilly Bash for New Year'sHouse of Independents to Host Rockabilly Bash for New Year's
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

House of Independents scorches with a swinging sixteen roaring Rockabilly sock hop to kickstart 2016! Put on your party pants and rebel rock those dancing feet. Ring in the New Year at Asbury Park's ultimate Rockabilly House Party! (more...)

E. Faye Butler, Amelia Jo Parish and More to Star in HAIRSPRAY at the Paramount This WinterE. Faye Butler, Amelia Jo Parish and More to Star in HAIRSPRAY at the Paramount This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Get set for a high-octane ride with thrilling choreography, rockin' tunes and explosively colorful costumes - plus some really cool hairdos - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, presents HAIRSPRAY - The Broadway Musical, January 20 - February 21, 2016. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE HARD NUT at Brooklyn Academy of MusicBWW Reviews: THE HARD NUT at Brooklyn Academy of Music
by Tracy Hopkins - Dec 21, 2015

If you're a fan of the classic Nutcracker ballet, based on an adaption by Alexandre Dumas, you will have mixed feelings about Mark Morris' irreverent interpretation, The Hard Nut, playing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music through December 20. (more...)

Elaine Paige, Christine Ebersole & More Set for PIAF Centennial Celebration TonightElaine Paige, Christine Ebersole & More Set for PIAF Centennial Celebration Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2015

Producers Daniel Nardicio and Andy Brattain will honor Edith Piaf, the iconic French songstress on her actual 100th Birthday with PIAF: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION with stars from Broadway, London's West End, Jazz, Cabaret and Rock 'n' Roll. (more...)

Shaina Taub, Mark Nadler and More Join THE MEETING's Holiday Spectacular, 12/20-21 at Joe's PubShaina Taub, Mark Nadler and More Join THE MEETING's Holiday Spectacular, 12/20-21 at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater for two shows -- Sunday, December 20 at 9:30 PM and Monday, December 21 at 7:00 PM -- for the Seventh Annual Holiday Spectacular. Sunday's 9:30 PM show will feature Cole Escola, Molly Pope, Aaron Jackson, Liam Forde and Dane Terry. The Monday 7:00 PM show will feature Shaina Taub, Aaron Weinstein, Mark Nadler, Molly Pope, Dane Terry, and Rob Maitner.  Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

Ian Brennan and Marilena Delli's ZOMBA PRISON PROJECT Nabs GRAMMY NominationIan Brennan and Marilena Delli's ZOMBA PRISON PROJECT Nabs GRAMMY Nomination
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Zomba Prison Project: I Have No Everything Here (Six Degrees Records, January 2015), is now nominated for the Best World Music Album GRAMMY Award, marking the first time that a record from Malawi has been nominated in the fifty-eight year history of this prestigious award. (more...)

Photo Flash: RUTHLESS! Star Performs at Night of Dreams GalaPhoto Flash: RUTHLESS! Star Performs at Night of Dreams Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

11-year-old Tori Murray, the young star of Off-Broadway's musical smash RUTHLESS!, performed at the fifth annual 'Night of Dreams' holiday gala in Bryant Park on November 30th presented by the Broadway Dreams Foundation. Broadway's brightest stars and patrons of the arts joined together for a festive celebration of the country's premier musical theatre training program. Tori wowed the assembled guests with a rousing rendition of 'You Raise Me Up,' along with Quentin Earl Darrington (RAGTIME) and Broadway Dreams student Isabella Gottfried. (more...)

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