John Waters News

Date Of Birth:
April 29, 1946 (68)
Birth Place:
Baltimore, MD, USA
Gender:
Male
Everyman Theatre to Host Memorial for Resident Company Member
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Everyman Theatre has announced that on Monday, October 20th at 7pm, actors, directors, designers, family members, friends, and audience members will gather at Everyman to remember the incredible life and work of Resident Company Member Vivienne Shub, who passed away at her home in Edenwald Retirement Community on September 18th. She was 95 years old. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kenyon Phillips Discusses THE LIFE + DEATH OF KENYON PHILLIPS
by Anna Bencivengo - Sep 19, 2014

Kenyon Phillips will be returning to Joes Pub on Friday, October 24 to reprise his sold-out performance of The Life + Death of Kenyon Phillips. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY, CHAPATTI and More Set for FST's 2014-15 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Florida Studio Theatre announces its 14-15 Mainstage Season. Opening the season is the Tony Award winning musical Hairspray, followed by Regional Premieres of the emotionally stirring Dancing Lessons and the theatrical sensation of Fly. Finishing out the season is the Southeastern Premiere of the honest and uplifting Chapatti. (more...)

Kenny Mellman and More to Tribute Amy Winehouse in THE MEETING at Joe's Pub, 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to Joe's Pub at The Public Theater on Sunday, September 14 at 9:30 PM for the launch of its landmark 6th season. The September show will include a tribute to the beloved soul diva Amy Winehouse, featuring special guests Kenny Mellman, Jessica Vosk, Xavier Rice and Mark Aaron James. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Dutch Apple's HAIRSPRAY Will Dance Into Your Hearts
by Marakay Rogers - Sep 03, 2014

Twist and shout your way through early 1960's Baltimore with the big-hearted, big-haired Tracy Turnblad and friends at Dutch Apple (more...)

BWW Reviews: BEST OF ENEMIES Enlightens as It Entertains
by Joseph Baker - Sep 02, 2014

I wasn't quite sure what to expect from Circuit Playhouse's production of Mark St. Germain's BEST OF ENEMIES - a civics lesson or an evening at the theatre. As I settled into my seat and gazed at the essentially bare set (a few platforms and chairs), I listened to bits and snatches of speeches and recollections by the likes of Barry Goldwater, Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King, and 'ordinary' people affected by the changes wrought by Civil Rights legislation and, in particular, the desegregation of schools. While waiting for the play to begin, I recalled just having seen MARY POPPINS last weekend at Playhouse on the Square; I thought of 'Just a Spoonful of Sugar' making the medicine go down - and considered Playhouse's crowd-pleasing musical version of John Waters' HAIRSPRAY, which drew theatre-hungry crowds just a few weeks ago. Waters, I thought, had the right idea: The seriousness of racial injustice was made delightfully palatable by the sweetness and humor of the songs in that show. I dreaded what was to follow. However, like the main characters of the play I was about to see, I had my own misconceptions, for BEST OF ENEMIES held many surprises for me - and all of them good. (more...)

Alex Breaux and Madeline Weinstein Join Roundabout's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced additional casting for The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry,' Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie,' Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold begins preview performances on Thursday, October 2, 2014 and opens officially on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42ndStreet). This is a limited engagement. The cast also includes Alex Breaux as 'Brodie' and Madeline Weinstein as 'Debbie.' Final casting to be announced. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Raleigh Little Theatre's HAIRSPRAY
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Aug 25, 2014


FLASH FRIDAY: Andrew Rannells Rocks HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 22, 2014

Today we are toasting the newest titular star of multi-award-winning rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, Andrew Rannells! (more...)

LENNON: THROUGH A GLASS ONION Begins 10/3 at Union Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Lennon: Through a Glass Onion, the internationally acclaimed theatrical event celebrating the genius, music and phenomenon of John Lennon arrives in New York this fall. Created and performed by renowned Australian actor/musician John R. Waters and esteemed singer/pianist Stewart D'Arrietta, Lennon: Through a Glass Onion launches a 20-week limited engagement starting Friday, October 3 at The Union Square Theater, (100 East 17th Street). Opening night is Wednesday, October 15. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -MAMMA MIA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 20, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MAMMA MIA! below! (more...)

THE MEETING* to Return to Joe's Pub with Tributes to Amy Winehouse, Julie Andrews & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater in September 2014 for the launch of its landmark 6th season. The Meeting* has been called "delicious and delightfully droll" by The New York Post, and "hilarious and sardonic" by The Village Voice. A recent story for Slate.com called the evening "so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight." The Fall 2014 season feature tributes to the beloved soul diva Amy Winehouse (September 14), Broadway and Hollywood star Julie Andrews (October 19), Warhol Superstar Candy Darling (November 16) and the 6th annual Holiday Spectacular (December 7). All performances are Sundays at 9:30 PM. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. Special guests will be announced shortly. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/15- HAIRSPRAY
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2014

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...)

Mike Reiss Joins Bruce Vilanch and Jerry Adler in RUBBLE at The Provincetown Theater Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

EMMY Award-Winner Bruce Vilanch stars in a staged reading of RUBBLE, a new comedy by 4 time EMMY Award-Winning 'The Simpsons' writer, Mike Reiss at The Provincetown Theater. 'The Sopranos' star and Broadway veteran Jerry Adler also joins the cast. The staged reading of RUBBLE will be directed by James Valletti for one night only to benefit The Provincetown Theater. All proceeds go directly to support The Provincetown Theater. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre to Stage HAIRSPRAY, Begin, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

"You can't stop the beat" at Florida Studio Theatre, as the Winter Mainstage season opens with the multiple Tony award-winning Broadway musical, Hairspray. This vivacious production features the largest cast to ever grace the Gompertz stage. It's based on the film by John Waters, with book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The show opens on November 14, 2014. Subscriptions for all four shows can be purchased for as little as $45 by phone at (941) 366-9000 or by visiting the Box Office. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Pia Zadora Brings PIA RELOADED to Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 07, 2014

Internationally beloved and iconic entertainer Pia Zadora is back and better than ever, wooing fans with a brand new musical revue celebrating her extraordinary career and life! Pia Reloaded is currently playing at the Metropolitan Room in a five-show engagement! The next shows are Aug 9th & 10th at 7pm. (more...)

Broadway's Pia Zadora to Premiere New Show 'Pia Reloaded' at Metropolitan Room Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Internationally beloved and iconic entertainer Pia Zadora is back and better than ever, wooing fans with a brand new musical revue celebrating her extraordinary career and life! Pia Reloaded will debut tomorrow, August 5, 2014, at New York City's famous Metropolitan Room for a five-show engagement! (more...)

Birthday Bash, Camille A. Brown, Jasper String Quartet and More Set for Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 03, 2014

Bryn Mawr Performing Arts Series announces its season of five productions of music, dance, theater and film. The season features a Shakespeare Birthday Bash, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, a two-night festival of performance artists, the Jasper String Quartet, and singer/songwriter Emel Mathlouthi. All performances are held on the campus of Bryn Mawr College, located at 101 North Merion Avenue in Bryn Mawr, PA. (more...)

Tickets to The Dan Band, Martin Sexton, Popovich Pet Theater, John Waters, and Midtown Men at bergenPAC On Sale 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

New shows go on sale this week at bergenPAC include The Dan Band, Friday September 26th, see Martin Sexton Saturday, January 10th, 2015, then don't miss the family favorite Popovich Pet Theater, March 28th 2015, An Evening with filmographer John Waters Sunday, April 12th and don't miss Midtown Men presented by PBS/WNET TV on Thursday, May 28th 2015 at 8PM--Tickets for these shows go on sale Friday, July 25th at 11AM. Be sure to reserve your tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

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