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John Waters News

Date of Birth: April 29, 1946 (70)
Birth Place: Baltimore, MD, USA
Gender: Male
Erika Amato, Tom Byrn and Mike Newman to Lead BIOGRAPHY at East Lynne Theater CompanyErika Amato, Tom Byrn and Mike Newman to Lead BIOGRAPHY at East Lynne Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The award-winning East Lynne Theater Company of Cape May, NJ has announced complete casting for S. N. Behrman's effervescent 1932 comedy, Biography. (more...)

TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVDTAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL Now Available on Blu-Ray & DVD
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

After an incredible year on the film festival circuit and a theatrical run across fifty cities in the United States, the acclaimed documentary TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL is available to rent or own on Blu-Ray and DVD from FilmRise. (more...)

Top 10 Screen To Stage Musical AdaptationsTop 10 Screen To Stage Musical Adaptations
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

The path from screen to stage hasn't always been a smooth one, and celluloid success is no guarantee of musical triumph (just ask the Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark team). But London is currently awash with popular medium-jumpers, from Aladdin and The Bodyguard to new musical Groundhog Day, which opened last night at the Old Vic. Here are 10 of the best screen to stage adaptations. (more...)

BWW Interview: Northwest High School Welcomes New Drama Teacher Zoe BurkeBWW Interview: Northwest High School Welcomes New Drama Teacher Zoe Burke
by Alison Bridget Chambers - Aug 17, 2016

BWW Interviews: Northwest High School Welcomes New Drama Teacher (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/15/16- HAIRSPRAYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/15/16- HAIRSPRAY
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2016

Today in 2002, Hairspray opened at the Neil Simon Theatre, where it ran for 2642 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. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s. (more...)

The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series Announces Season of Dance, Music and TheaterThe Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series Announces Season of Dance, Music and Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series announces an exciting season of dance, music and theater. (more...)

Alan Cumming and Andy Karl Will Appear in Chita Rivera's NOWADAYS at Carnegie HallAlan Cumming and Andy Karl Will Appear in Chita Rivera's NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Producer Daniel Nardicio will present CHITA: NOWADAYS, marking the first time Broadway legend CHITA RIVERA will headline the iconic venue Carnegie Hall, on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cape Rep Theatre's HAIRSPRAYPhoto Flash: First Look at Cape Rep Theatre's HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Cape Rep Theatre presents the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Hairspray, book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman; based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters, August 3rd thru September 3rd, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL Debuts on Blu-Ray & DVD Nationwide, 8/23TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL Debuts on Blu-Ray & DVD Nationwide, 8/23
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

FilmRise has announced the August 23rd Blu-Ray and DVD release of TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL. After an incredible year on the film festival circuit and a theatrical run across fifty cities in the United States, the acclaimed documentary will be available to rent or own from all major retailers. (more...)

THE MEETING* Sets Final Season at Joe's Pub with Tributes to Beyonce, Bette Midler and MoreTHE MEETING* Sets Final Season at Joe's Pub with Tributes to Beyonce, Bette Midler and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will come to an end at the conclusion of its upcoming season. (more...)

SHOWGIRLS! THE MUSICAL! Extends at the Victoria TheatreSHOWGIRLS! THE MUSICAL! Extends at the Victoria Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Due to overwhelming audience response, Peaches Christ Productions and MediumFace Productions announced today the extension of SHOWGIRLS! The Musical!, making its West Coast premiere at San Francisco's Victoria Theatre (2961 16th Street). (more...)

Netflix & John Wells Productions to Tell Definitive Story Behind THE PANAMA PAPERSNetflix & John Wells Productions to Tell Definitive Story Behind THE PANAMA PAPERS
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Netflix and John Wells Productions (Burnt, August Osage County, Love and Mercy) are teaming up to tell the definitive story behind THE PANAMA PAPERS and the two journalists who cracked open an unprecedented torrent of lies, diversions and information (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre to Present HAIRSPRAY This AugustCape Rep Theatre to Present HAIRSPRAY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Cape Rep Theatre is proud to present the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Hairspray, book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman; based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters, August 3rd thru September 3rd: Tuesdays thru Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays August 14, 21 & 28 at 2 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY BIG FAT ARENA SPECTACULAR IS SWINGING SINGING SENSATION at Newcastle Entertainment CentreBWW Review: HAIRSPRAY BIG FAT ARENA SPECTACULAR IS SWINGING SINGING SENSATION at Newcastle Entertainment Centre
by Brodie Paparella - Jul 18, 2016

SPOILER: The only thing better than Hairspray isn't Corny Collins, it's Hairspray Big Fat Arena Spectacular! As if this absolutely fantastic show spreading messages of acceptance and self-worth couldn't get any bigger, blonder or more beautiful, Harvest Rain has two-stepped up a notch or 500! Taking Marc Shaiman's Tony award-winning musical, based on John Waters' 1988 film, they've turned it into a large-scale visual delight complete with local young talent to sing and dance those memorable numbers alongside some of Australia's greatest stage talent legendary and emerging. (more...)

Kino Kimino Drops John Waters-esque 'Passion' Video w/ StereogumKino Kimino Drops John Waters-esque 'Passion' Video w/ Stereogum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Receiving accolades from Pitchfork, FADER, Noisey, SPIN, Impose and more, the debut Kino Kimino album Bait Is for Sissies was released June 3 on Wavves' label Ghost Ramp. (more...)

BWW Review: Feet Planted Firmly In The Air: HAIRSPRAY at Toby'sBWW Review: Feet Planted Firmly In The Air: HAIRSPRAY at Toby's
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 5, 2016

Hairspray is, in fact, a great raspberry blown in the face of realistic expectations, a visit to a fantasyland where cruelty and meanness and class pretensions stand no chance. And we never get tired of watching that raspberry get blown. (more...)

N'Kenge to Perform at NYC Pridefest 2016N'Kenge to Perform at NYC Pridefest 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Broadway and Symphony Pop Siren N'Kenge joins the All Star Lineup of Performers for this year's PRIDEFEST! Singing Broadway and Pop Hits from 3:00-3:30PM, N'Kenge is thrilled to be included in the celebration of LGBT Pride! The Stage is located on Hudson Street between 13th Street and 14th Street. N'Kenge was recently seen performing last week with BeBe Neuwirth, Henry Krieger, Frenchie Davis and more in the Broadway Sings For Pride Ovation Gala held at the JCC Manhattan to a sold out show. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DIVINE SISTER Offers Nun Control at Celebration TheatreBWW Review: THE DIVINE SISTER Offers Nun Control at Celebration Theatre
by Brett Cullum - Jun 21, 2016

Right now the world needs a good chuckle at the pious and prissy, and this production answers that divine calling with ease. If you're a devout Catholic or easily offended, maybe this one isn't for you. But if you can appreciate gender bending joined with slapstick camp you've found your salvation. (more...)

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY in Concert with Baltimore Symphony Featuring John Waters as NarratorBWW Review: HAIRSPRAY in Concert with Baltimore Symphony Featuring John Waters as Narrator
by Charles Shubow - Jun 17, 2016

Audience is enthralled with BSO again featuring the musical HAIRSPRAY (more...)

N'Kenge Set for 54: THE MUSICAL 'Funk-Raiser' at Axelrod Performing Arts Center This WeekN'Kenge Set for 54: THE MUSICAL 'Funk-Raiser' at Axelrod Performing Arts Center This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Broadway and Symphony Pop Siren N'Kenge joins the All Star Cast at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC) which will host a Funk-Raising evening to benefit the development of 54: the musical, the first project selected for its new works initiative. The evening, featuring selections from 54, will be held June 17 at 8 PM at The House of Independents (HOI) in Asbury Park, NJ. Directed by Rachel Klein with choreography by Liz Piccoli, 54:the musical features a book by playwright and actress Renee Bang Allen. (more...)

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