John Waters News

Date of Birth: April 29, 1946 (70)
Birth Place: Baltimore, MD, USA
Gender: Male
LENNON THROUGH A GLASS ONION Celebrates 25 Years with a PerformanceLENNON THROUGH A GLASS ONION Celebrates 25 Years with a Performance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

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.Lennon – The show will return to Sydney for a limited season in January 2017 to celebrate this major milestone of 25 years on the road with Lennon –Through A Glass Onion. (more...)

'Real Housewife' Sonja Morgan to Make Stage Debut in 'SEX TIPS' Off-Broadway'Real Housewife' Sonja Morgan to Make Stage Debut in 'SEX TIPS' Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

?Sonja Morgan, star and fan-favorite of Bravo's 'Real Housewives of New York City,' will make her stage debut in New York's longest running comedy Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man for a limited four-week engagement this October. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins and More Set for THE MEETING* Benefit for Black Lives MatterTonya Pinkins and More Set for THE MEETING* Benefit for Black Lives Matter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 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 open its eighth and final season on Sunday, September 18 at 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: RUTHLESS Celebrates Closing Night!Photo Flash: RUTHLESS Celebrates Closing Night!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Off-Broadway's RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL concluded its run last Saturday, September 10th. Following the sold-out final performance, the Entire company partied into the wee hours at Philippe. RUTHLESS! opened July 13, 2015. (more...)

PHOTO: Newest Tracy Turnblad Maddie Baillio Meets HAIRSPRAY Creator John WatersPHOTO: Newest Tracy Turnblad Maddie Baillio Meets HAIRSPRAY Creator John Waters
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Last night, Maddie Baillio, who will take on the iconic role of Tracy Turnblad in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE, met up with 'Hairspray' creator John Waters at a restaurant in Baltimore, Maryland. (more...)

IF/THEN's Anthony Rapp to Attend Reeling Film Festival in ChicagoIF/THEN's Anthony Rapp to Attend Reeling Film Festival in Chicago
by Movies News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Chicago Filmmakers and Showtime Networks have announced that Broadway legend Anthony Rapp, from the original casts of Rent and If/Then, will attend the 34th edition of Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival. (more...)

THE MEETING* to Benefit Black Lives Matter at Joe's Pub This WeekendTHE MEETING* to Benefit Black Lives Matter at Joe's Pub This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 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 open its eighth and final season on Sunday, September 18 at 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Javier Muńoz and Brandon Victor Dixon, the new stars of Hamilton on Broadway, and New York City Gay Men's Chorus have joined the list of special guests at Chita Rivera's landmark concert CHITA: NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall on Monday, November 7, 2016 at8:00 PM. Presented by Daniel Nardicio, this event marks the first time the Broadway legend will headline the iconic venue. The two-time Tony Award winner will also welcome previously-announced guests Alan Cumming and Andy Karl, with others to be announced soon. Tickets are now on sale at www.ChitaInConcert.com. (more...)

Off-Broadway Smash RUTHLESS! to Close TomorrowOff-Broadway Smash RUTHLESS! to Close Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL will conclude its triumphant 14-month run tomorrow (Saturday) at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) RUTHLESS! opened July 13, 2015 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!" Just some of the celebrities spotted in the audience have included Ron Howard, Regis & Joy Philbin, Bernadette Peters, Lynn Cohen, Chelsie Hightower, Mario Cantone, Dmitry Chaplin, Laura Bell Bundy, Barbara Eden, Jan Maxwell, Legacy, Larry Thomas (The Soup Nazi), Jackie Hoffman, Sierra Boggess, and Dame Gillian Lynne. The original cast recording, produced by Robert Sher, is set for release this fall. (more...)

POP Montreal Celebrates 15th Anniversary; Full Lineup Announced!POP Montreal Celebrates 15th Anniversary; Full Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

In three weeks POP Montreal 2016 will be celebrating 15 years in show business. 15 years of presenting amazing music,art and bringing people together in Montreal for a pretty damn good MEGA PARTY! This year's festival will be fun, fresh and exciting. (more...)

Final 5 Performances of RUTHLESS!Final 5 Performances of RUTHLESS!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

There are only five performances remaining for the Off-Broadway smash RUTHLESS! The Musical, which concludes its triumphant 14-month run on September 10th.  (more...)

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...)

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