John Waters News

Date of Birth: April 29, 1946 (69)
Birth Place: Baltimore, MD, USA
Gender: Male
DINA MARTINA: FLAT & LACKING to Play Laurie Beechman, 9/19 -17DINA MARTINA: FLAT & LACKING to Play Laurie Beechman, 9/19 -17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Cult sensation DINA MARTINA returns to New York with DINA MARTINA: FLAT & LACKING at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. After attaining cult status in her native town of Seattle and touring nationally, Martina's official New York debut in 2005 sold out in minutes. Her follow-up shows have left jaded audiences (including Alan Cumming, Michael Stipe, Whoopi Goldberg, John Waters, Matt Stone, John Cameron Mitchell, and Margaret Cho) stunned and clamoring for more. (more...)

Linda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This MonthLinda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

This September,54 BELOWpresents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. (more...)

Carlisle Theatre Company Presents HAIRSPRAYCarlisle Theatre Company Presents HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2015

The Carlisle Theatre Company is proud to present the Tony Award winning Best Musical HAIRSPRAY. HAIRSPRAY runs October 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18, 2015. The free opening night dessert reception on October 9 is presented by Helena's Cafe and Creperie. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in PicturesBWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in Pictures
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are two of the most renowned producers working in the industry today. They are best known for their work on the past three Academy Awards ceremonies,The Sound of Music Live!, Peter Pan Live!andSmash.Their Broadway credits includePromises, PromisesandHow to Succeed in Buisness Without Really Trying. Film credits includeHairspray, Chicago,A Raisin in the SunandFootloose. Upcoming projects include The Wiz Live!, the movie adaptation ofPippinand much more. (more...)

Marc Shaiman Serenaded Backstage By Rahway HAIRSPRAY CastMarc Shaiman Serenaded Backstage By Rahway HAIRSPRAY Cast
by Michael Dale - Aug 19, 2015

Composer/lyricist Marc Shaiman took a drive to Rahway, New Jersey Tuesday evening to do a Q&A with the cast of the Vanguard Theatre Company's production of Hairspray. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jiggly Caliente Visits RUTHLESS! Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Jiggly Caliente Visits RUTHLESS! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Jiggly Caliente, celebrity drag queen and TV star ("RuPaul's Drag Race," "Broad City"), attended Off-Broadway's smash hitRUTHLESS! The Musicalon August 10thand happily mingled with the cast after the show. The performance was a special benefit for Narcissistic Fibrosis, a cause which was at the center of Ms. Caliente's 2009 campaign landing her the coveted title of Ms. Universo Latina Plus. (more...)

Original Cast of CRY-BABY Records Album; Concert Set for 54 Below This FallOriginal Cast of CRY-BABY Records Album; Concert Set for 54 Below This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

On September 17th, most of the original cast of the Broadway musical Cry-Baby will reunite in concert at 54 Below. The 9:30pm & 11:30pm concerts will also serve to celebrate the upcoming cast recording of the show, featuring most of the original cast. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/15/15- HAIRSPRAYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/15/15- HAIRSPRAY
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2015

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...)

BWW Review: A PECULIAR CROSSROADS: A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE AND ART OF FLANNERY O'CONNOR at the Silver Meteor GalleryBWW Review: A PECULIAR CROSSROADS: A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE AND ART OF FLANNERY O'CONNOR at the Silver Meteor Gallery
by Peter Nason - Aug 14, 2015

Betty-Jane Parks brilliantly inhabits the role of Flannery O'Connor in a brief, but memorable one-woman show. (more...)

Photo Flash: BALLROOM WITH A TWIST Stars Visit RUTHLESS! Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: BALLROOM WITH A TWIST Stars Visit RUTHLESS! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

The cast of Off-Broadway's smash hit RUTHLESS! The Musical met the stars of the live dance sensation BALLROOM WITH A TWIST, which is currently touring the country. And the sparks flew! It was a love-fest for the talented showmen and women after the August 10th performance of RUTHLESS! when the stars of both of both shows mingled and posed for photos. Scroll down for backstage shots! (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of Off-Broadway's RUTHLESS! Performs in Bryant ParkPhoto Flash: Cast of Off-Broadway's RUTHLESS! Performs in Bryant Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The stars of Ruthless! The Musical appeared at 'Broadway in Bryant Park,' presented by 106.7 Lite FM, last Thursday, August 6th. Kim Maresca,Paul Pecorino, Tori Murray, and Rita McKenzie performed with composer Marvin Laird at the keyboard. (more...)

DIVINE/INTERVENTION to Examine Dual Life of Drag Icon, Beginning 8/16 at FringeNYCDIVINE/INTERVENTION to Examine Dual Life of Drag Icon, Beginning 8/16 at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

After a July premiere in Philadelphia, sbgProductions & Faux Real Entertainment will present the New York Premiere of DIVINE/INTERVENTION as part of the New York International Fringe Festival. This new play by E. Dale Smith based on an original concept by Mimi Imfurst (RuPaul's Drag Race) with direction by Braden Chapman (aka Imfurst), will run August 16 - 29 at The Lynn Redgrave Theater. (more...)

THE MEETING to Kick Off Fall 2015 Season with Whitney Houston Tribute, 9/27THE MEETING to Kick Off Fall 2015 Season with Whitney Houston Tribute, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, September 27 at 9:30 PM to open the Fall 2015 Season. (more...)

Stars of Off-Broadway's RUTHLESS! to Perform on PIX11 TomorrowStars of Off-Broadway's RUTHLESS! to Perform on PIX11 Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The stars of RUTHLESS! The Musical are set to perform live on "Pix11 Morning News" tomorrow (Thursday) on Channel 11. (more...)

Peggy Lee & James Gavin Featured on SPARKLE & CIRCULATE PodcastPeggy Lee & James Gavin Featured on SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted the ninth episode, which features an in-depth conversation with James Gavin, author of the acclaimed biography 'Is That All There Is? The Strange Life of Peggy Lee' and previous books on Lena Horne, Chet Baker and New York nightlife. The show is available on iTunes here. Previous episodes- featuring interviews with Randy Harrison, Justin Vivian Bond, Michael Musto, Frank DeCaro, Kim David Smith, Jeffery Self and R&B legend Sarah Dash - are also available. SPARKLE & CIRCULATE is produced by Dan Fortune and Tyrus Emory. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Extends Off-Broadway Through End of the YearRUTHLESS! Extends Off-Broadway Through End of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of New York's newest hit, RUTHLESS! The Musical, today put a new block of seats on sale through January 2, 2016. RUTHLESS!opened Off-Broadway 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 Lairdon board as music supervisor as well. (more...)

The Ziegfeld Theater to Stage HAIRSPRAY, 8/14-9/5The Ziegfeld Theater to Stage HAIRSPRAY, 8/14-9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Continuing a successful season of plays, The Ziegfeld Theater is pleased to bring audience favorite, HAIRSPRAY, to its stage, runningAugust 14 - September 5, 2015. (more...)

Cast of RUTHLESS! to Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park This WeekCast of RUTHLESS! to Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

RUTHLESS! The Musical will appear at "Broadway in Bryant Park" this Thursday, August 6th at 12:30 PM on the Lawn. Author/director Joel Paley and composer Marvin Laird are scheduled to appear with cast members Kim Maresca, Tori Murray and Rita McKenzie, along with performers from Broadway's A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER, SOMETHING ROTTEN, ALLEGIANCE, and SYLVIA. The event is being presented by 106.7 Lite FM and will be hosted by radio personality Rick Kaminskiand the cast ofAVENUE Q. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Set for NEW YORK LIVE TomorrowRUTHLESS! Set for NEW YORK LIVE Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

NBC's popular daily lifetime show "New York Live" will feature RUTHLESS! The Musical tomorrow (Tuesday) between 12:30 & 1 PM on Channel 4. RUTHLESS!opened Off-Broadway 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. Joel 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 Lairdon board as music supervisor as well. (more...)

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