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John Waters News

Date of Birth: April 29, 1946 (70)
Birth Place: Baltimore, MD, USA
Gender: Male
THE MEETING* to Tribute Patti LuPone, Michael Bennett and More in 2017THE MEETING* to Tribute Patti LuPone, Michael Bennett and More in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

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 - has announced the themes of the Winter/Spring 2017 season. (more...)

BWW Album Review: HAIRSPRAY LIVE!BWW Album Review: HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Remy Holzer - Jan 5, 2017

Skeptics of musical theater like to ask, 'But how do they know the song?' when characters join in during a musical number. One of the virtues of HAIRSPRAY is that the audience itself actually does this: the songs are so catchy that we start singing along. This is appropriate, given the show's message of inclusivity and empowerment of the ordinary. Marc Shaiman (music and lyrics) and Scott Wittman (lyrics) are responsible for the irresistible score of this show, set in Baltimore in the 1960s, that follows plucky, overweight teenager Tracy Turnblad's quest to integrate the 'Corny Collins Show,' an AMERICAN BANDSTAND-style teen dance party that she adores. Along the way, she falls in love with one of its stars, locks horns with another, makes new friends who are black and have a different perspective and a different way of dancing, and finds a place for herself on the show and in life. And her mother Edna and best friend Penny also benefit from Tracy's widening world. (more...)

The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series Presents WINTRY MIX/PERFORMANCE FESTIVALThe Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series Presents WINTRY MIX/PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series presents two different lineups of innovative theater makers, choreographers and musicians for the second installment of its WINTRY MIX/PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL, a curated sampler of new works of performing arts. Emerging and established regional artists and performers known for their artistic daring will show their latest creations at the Hepburn Teaching Theater stage in Goodhart Hall, Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY's John Waters Doing Well Following Holiday Health ScareHAIRSPRAY's John Waters Doing Well Following Holiday Health Scare
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 28, 2016

The HAIRSPRAY scribe was forced to miss his annual holiday party on Friday due to a health scare which landed him in the hospital. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Dick LatessaPhoto Flash: Remembering Dick Latessa
by Walter McBride - Dec 23, 2016

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Justin Vivian Bond, Erin Markey, and More Join THE MEETING* HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR!Justin Vivian Bond, Erin Markey, and More Join THE MEETING* HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 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 continue its final season on Sunday, December 18 with the 8th Annual Holiday Spectacular! with two different shows at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. (more...)

BWW Interview: Justin Vivian Bond Talks THE BIPOLAR EXPRESS, Queer Role Models, and Why the Holidays Are a NightmareBWW Interview: Justin Vivian Bond Talks THE BIPOLAR EXPRESS, Queer Role Models, and Why the Holidays Are a Nightmare
by Troy Frisby - Dec 16, 2016

Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a force of nature with more than a quarter century onstage under v's (Bond's preferred pronoun) belt. A singular performer with an endless supply of bon mots, Bond has been celebrated with an Obie Award, a Bessie, a Tony nod, and the Ethyl Eichelberger Award, among other accolades. Fresh off a year-long career retrospective culminating in September's THE GOLDEN AGE OF JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND, v returns to Joe's Pub on December 12 at 9:30pm with a new holiday show, THE BIPOLAR EXPRESS. Ahead of the first show, we spoke over the phone about the show, v's enduring career, and the holidays themselves. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY'S John Waters to Receive Writer's Guild Career Achievement AwardHAIRSPRAY'S John Waters to Receive Writer's Guild Career Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

John Waters will be honored with the Writers Guild of America, East's Ian McLellan Hunter Award at the 2017 Writers Guild Awards to be held at New York's Edison Ballroom on Sunday, February 19, 2017. (more...)

Nellie McKay to Headline THE MEETING*'s 8th Annual HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR!Nellie McKay to Headline THE MEETING*'s 8th Annual HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 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 continue its final season on Sunday, December 18 with the 8th Annual Holiday Spectacular! with two different shows at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater.  (more...)

Groundbreaking Lineup Set for FIRST LOOK 2017 at Moving ImageGroundbreaking Lineup Set for FIRST LOOK 2017 at Moving Image
by Movies News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Museum of the Moving Image is pleased to announce the lineup for the First Look Festival, its annual showcase for groundbreaking new moving-image art. (more...)

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Serves as a Joyful, Optimistic Reminder of a Powerful MessageBWW Review: HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Serves as a Joyful, Optimistic Reminder of a Powerful Message
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 8, 2016

There is one undeniable quality that HAIRSPRAY has retained as it has journeyed from the big screen to the stage, back to the big screen, and now to the small. The infectious excitement and optimism that Tracy Turnblad sings with in the opening number, 'Good Morning Baltimore,' is one of the most magical and important gifts that the musical theatre has given in recent decades. From the moment that the original musical burst onto Broadway in 2002, it has been a literal and figurative rainbow of joy and happiness, and fortunately for the show's legions of fans, directed by Tony-winner Kenny Leon, NBC's live adaptation has maintained every delightful ounce of the musical's giddy goodness. (more...)

The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 7, 2016

Tonight, America shall be introduced to the fourth incarnation of Hairspray. The first was the 1988 original film, the second was the 2002 Broadway musical, the third was its 2007 film adaptation, and now the 2016 live television production on NBC. Hairspray takes place in Baltimore, Maryland in the year 1962, where we meet a plump teenage girl named Tracy Turnblad, whose lifelong dream is to dance on the local TV dance program known as The Crony Collins Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show and becomes an overnight sensation, she luanches a campaign to intergrate the show. As a Welcome to the 60's, let's go back to beginning to learn the history of the property itself. (more...)

The Beat Goes On: An In-Depth Look at the History of HAIRSPRAY!The Beat Goes On: An In-Depth Look at the History of HAIRSPRAY!
by Stage Tube - Nov 29, 2016

The broadcast will continue a long tradition of HAIRSPRAY- from the original vision of John Waters to Broadway and far beyond. Below, check out an in depth look at a history of HAIRSPRAY! (more...)

Justin Sayre Celebrates New Comedy CD THE GAY AGENDA at UnCabaret in L.A.Justin Sayre Celebrates New Comedy CD THE GAY AGENDA at UnCabaret in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 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 celebrate Sayre's debut comed album "The Gay Agenda" with a  special night at UNCABARET at Au Lac (710 West First Street, LA 90012) on Sunday, December 4 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

VIDEO: John Waters Weighs In on Pence's HAMILTON Visit & MoreVIDEO: John Waters Weighs In on Pence's HAMILTON Visit & More
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

On last night's LATE SHOW, legendary director and comedian John Waters revealed, 'The election shocked me,' but added that he's optimistic the country will get through these four years more or less intact. (more...)

A JOHN WATERS CHRISTMAS at Ridgefield PlayhouseA JOHN WATERS CHRISTMAS at Ridgefield Playhouse
by Rebecca Russo - Nov 22, 2016

Like a wayward Santa for the Christmas obsessed, T Presents brings the legendary filmmaker John Waters (Hairspray, Pink Flamingos) to Ridgefield!  Waters will perform an unforgettable night of holiday mischief with his critically acclaimed one man show, A John Waters Christmas at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Monday, December 19 at 8 pm.  Waters pokes fun at the holiday season with adult-appropriate humor, effectively "putting the X in Xmas," developing a show for the open minded and slightly left-of-center audience.  Torn between capitalism and anarchy, Waters offers his hilariously incisive take on "Christmas crazy," spreading his subversive yuletide cheer and lunacy. (more...)

VIDEO: Harvey Fierstein Talks HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on 'Theater Talk'VIDEO: Harvey Fierstein Talks HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on 'Theater Talk'
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

November 25 - December 1 on Thirteen/WNET, WLIW/21, CUNY TV & NYCLife/25 Favorite guest Harvey Fierstein returns to THEATER TALK to bring co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins up to speed about HAIRSPRAY LIVE (more...)

BWW Review: Celebrity Series of Boston Presents Author and Humorist David SedarisBWW Review: Celebrity Series of Boston Presents Author and Humorist David Sedaris
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 21, 2016

Author and humorist David Sedaris made his 12th appearance with the Celebrity Series of Boston as the final stop on his Fall 2016 tour. He read some of his essays and diary entries to a packed Symphony Hall Sunday night and proved that there is no such thing as a bad show when he is at the podium. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein & Jerry Mitchell Talk NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Reveal Details on Lake, Winokur Cameos!Harvey Fierstein & Jerry Mitchell Talk NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Reveal Details on Lake, Winokur Cameos!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 21, 2016

Today, BWW participated in a media conference call with HAIRSPRAY LIVE's playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein and choreographer Jerry Mitchell.  (more...)

THE MEETING* to Honor Angela Lansbury with Nathan Lee Graham & MoreTHE MEETING* to Honor Angela Lansbury with Nathan Lee Graham & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 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 continue its eighth and final season on Sunday, November 20 at 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. (more...)

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