John Waters News

Date of Birth: April 29, 1946 (70)
Birth Place: Baltimore, MD, USA
Gender: Male
Randy Harrison, Lady Rizo and Nathan Lee Graham to Honor Velvet Underground at THE MEETING*Randy Harrison, Lady Rizo and Nathan Lee Graham to Honor Velvet Underground at THE MEETING*
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 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 - will continue its final season on Sunday, March 19 with a celebration of the legendary rock band Velvet Underground at 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. (more...)

THE MEETING Will Honor The Velvet Underground at Joe's Pub 3/19THE MEETING Will Honor The Velvet Underground at Joe's Pub 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 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 - will continue its final season on Sunday, March 19 with a celebration of the legendary rock band Velvet Underground at 9:30 PM at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater. The Meeting*, the acclaimed comedy/variety show known for its audacious humor, trailblazing political discourse and button-pushing cultural exploration, will come to an end at the conclusion of the season in May 2017. Special guests will be announced soon. Tracy Stark, who leads a four piece band, serves as the evening's music director. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's HAIRSPRAYPhoto Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's HAIRSPRAY
by Jerri Shafer - Mar 9, 2017

Hairspray is an American musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc 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 based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, and meets a colorful array of characters. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. (more...)

Village Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season:Village Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season:
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Village Theatre is excited to announce its 2017-2018 Season with a diverse collection of shows that will combine to create an incredible year of theatre. The lineup includes: Into the Woods, a fairytale collision featuring the music of Sondheim; Disney's Newsies, a high-spirited explosion of song and dance; The Gin Game, a battle of quick wits and sharp tongues; String, a World Premiere musical fable about fate and the fragile fabric of the universe; and Hairpsray, the Tony Award-Winning smash hit. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY's John Waters, Caitlyn Jenner and More Slated for Chicago Humanities Festival's SPRINGFEST/17: STUFFHAIRSPRAY's John Waters, Caitlyn Jenner and More Slated for Chicago Humanities Festival's SPRINGFEST/17: STUFF
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

After finding that the inaugural Springfest sparked joy across Chicago, the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) has revealed its full line-up for its second annual Springfest, Stuff. (more...)

Sydney Theatre Company and Adshel Present Jonathan Biggins' TALKSydney Theatre Company and Adshel Present Jonathan Biggins' TALK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The relationships that bind modern journalism, the justice system and the political establishment come under acerbic scrutiny in Talk, written and directed by Jonathan Biggins. Sydney Theatre Company's latest new play, exploring how the 24 hour news cycle is spurred on by the influence of social media, is at Sydney Opera House from 23 April to 20 May 2017, followed by seasons in Belrose and Canberra. (more...)

Seattle Fringe Festival presents THE GAY UNCLE EXPLAINS IT ALL TO YOUSeattle Fringe Festival presents THE GAY UNCLE EXPLAINS IT ALL TO YOU
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Imagine John Waters substituting for Garrison Keillor in a friend's living room on a $13 budget and you can start to picture 'The Gay Uncle Explains It All To You.'  (more...)

Billy Hough's SCREAM ALONG WITH BILLY: RADICAL DAYS Debuts April 16th at Joe's PubBilly Hough's SCREAM ALONG WITH BILLY: RADICAL DAYS Debuts April 16th at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Notorious punk rock/cabaret performer Billy Hough will debut his latest "Scream Along With Billy" presentation at Joe's Pub at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan on Sunday, April 16th at 9:30pm. The new show, "Scream Along With Billy: Radical Days' will feature Billy Hough and Susan Goldberg returning to Joe's Pub with a 'guide to surviving' these impossible times. (more...)

Ashanti J'Aria joins THE MEETING at Joe's PubAshanti J'Aria joins THE MEETING at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 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 - will continue its final season on Sunday, February 19 with a celebration of the iconic director and choreographer Michael Bennett at 9:30 PM at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater. The Meeting*, the acclaimed comedy/variety show known for its audacious humor, trailblazing political discourse and button-pushing cultural exploration, will come to an end at the conclusion of the season in May 2017. Special guests for the February show include Ashanti J'Aria, who joins previously-announced Carolee Carmello, T. Oliver Reid, Rob Maitner, Jacob Hoffman, Lori Ann Ferreri, Rosie Lani Fiedelmanand Tera-Lee Pollin. Tracy Stark serves as the evening's music director. (more...)

Carolee Carmello, T. Oliver Reid and More to Celebrate Michael Bennett at THE MEETING*Carolee Carmello, T. Oliver Reid and More to Celebrate Michael Bennett at THE MEETING*
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 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 - will continue its final season on Sunday, February 19 with a celebration of the iconic director and choreographer Michael Bennett at 9:30 PM at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater. (more...)

Rep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical, DORIAN'S CLOSETRep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical, DORIAN'S CLOSET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Rep Stage, a regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, announces the full casting for its world premiere production of 'Dorian's Closet,' a new musical based on the life of legendary female impersonator Dorian Corey. Directed by Co-Artistic Director Joseph Ritsch, with book and lyrics by Richard Mailman and music by Ryan Haase, 'Dorian's Closet' runs April 26-May 14, 2017, with previews on the first two nights and opening night on April 28. (more...)

Rep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical DORIAN'S CLOSETRep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical DORIAN'S CLOSET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Rep Stage, a regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, announces the full casting for its world premiere production of "Dorian's Closet," a new musical based on the life of legendary female impersonator Dorian Corey. Directed by Co-Artistic Director Joseph Ritsch, with book and lyrics by Richard Mailman and music by Ryan Haase, "Dorian's Closet" runs April 26-May 14, 2017, with previews on the first two nights and opening night on April 28. (more...)

THE MEETING* Will Honor Director & Choreographer Michael Bennett at Joe's PubTHE MEETING* Will Honor Director & Choreographer Michael Bennett at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 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 - will continue its final season on Sunday, February 19 with a celebration of the iconic director and choreographer Michael Bennett at 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater.  (more...)

Scoop: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO - Friday, February 10, 2017Scoop: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO - Friday, February 10, 2017
by TV Scoop - Feb 8, 2017

Get all the scoop on REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO, airing on Friday, February 10, 2017! (more...)

You Can't Stop The Beat! The Berman to Present HAIRSPRAY This MonthYou Can't Stop The Beat! The Berman to Present HAIRSPRAY This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

There's no stopping the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl's inspiring dream to dance. Performed by the JCC's very first cast of PAIJ (Performing Arts In the JCC) Players, 'Hairspray' will delight audiences with its infectious melodies and fantastical dance numbers. (more...)

Drama Learning Center's TYA to Stage Area Premiere of CRY-BABY THE MUSICALDrama Learning Center's TYA to Stage Area Premiere of CRY-BABY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

TYA, the Professional Training Program in residence at Drama Learning Center will present the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area premiere of Cry-Baby the Musical this June in Columbia, Maryland. (more...)

LENNON THROUGH A GLASS ONION to Return to Sydney to Celebrate 25th AnniversaryLENNON THROUGH A GLASS ONION to Return to Sydney to Celebrate 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

It's been 25 years since John Waters and Stewart D'Arrietta first performed LENNON - LOOKING THROUGH A GLASS ONION on the small stage at Sydney's Tilbury Hotel.   Little did they know that over an inspiring 25-year journey they would perform the show in New York and London, leaving their mark on audiences around the world. (more...)

THE MEETING* to Honor George Michael at Joe's Pub This WeekendTHE MEETING* to Honor George Michael at Joe's Pub This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 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 - will continue its final season on Sunday, January 22 with a celebrations of the beloved late singer/songwriter George Michael at 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. (more...)

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...)

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