John Waters News

Date of Birth: April 29, 1946 (70)
Birth Place: Baltimore, MD, USA
Gender: Male
Alan Cumming to Sing 'SAPPY SONGS' at the Castro Theatre in JuneAlan Cumming to Sing 'SAPPY SONGS' at the Castro Theatre in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Producer Daniel Nardicio - in association with Feinstein's at the Nikko - will present the eclectic and electric Tony Award-winning performer ALAN CUMMING at San Francisco's Castro Theatre on Thursday, June 30 at 8 p.m. Cumming's current national concert tour celebrates his acclaimed new album 'Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs' from Yellow Sound Label. (more...)

VIDEO: DANCING WITH THE STARS Recreates HAIRSPRAY's 'You Can't Stop the Beat'VIDEO: DANCING WITH THE STARS Recreates HAIRSPRAY's 'You Can't Stop the Beat'
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Opening the night was celebrity contestant Kim Fields and her partner Sasha Farber who danced a Jive to 'You Can't Stop The Beat' from HAIRSPRAY. (more...)

Photo Flash: The RUTHLESS! Tina Denmark Stalks AMERICAN PSYCHOPhoto Flash: The RUTHLESS! Tina Denmark Stalks AMERICAN PSYCHO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

In this recent disturbing photo, Tina Denmark (as played by 11-year-old Tori Murray in RUTHLESS!) is seen loitering in front of Broadway's AMERICAN PSYCHO. From her expression, she appears highly displeased with this new, potential competition for the theatre season's favorite serial killer. (more...)

PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE to Return to MelbournePENNSYLVANIA AVENUE to Return to Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Five years after the runaway success of SONGS FOR NOBODIES, Joanna Murray-Smith, Bernadette Robinson and Simon Phillips team up once again with PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE a brilliant one woman musical theatre piece returning to Melbourne on Thursday January 21, 2016 for a limited season at the Playhouse, Arts Centre. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BIRDS are flocking funny at Classical Theatre CompanyBWW Review: THE BIRDS are flocking funny at Classical Theatre Company
by Brett Cullum - Apr 16, 2016

It's charmingly adolescent, and full of cock and pecker jokes which feature prominently in this lark of a piece. Who knew Greek comedy could be so broad and bawdy? (more...)

The RUTHLESS! Tina Denmark Stalks Broadway's MATILDAThe RUTHLESS! Tina Denmark Stalks Broadway's MATILDA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The diabolical eight-year-old Tina Denmark (as played by the phenomenally talented Tori Murray in RUTHLESS!) was recently spotted loitering in front of Broadway's MATILDA. (more...)

Jessica Vosk, Nick Cearley and More to Honor Barbra Streisand at THE MEETING This MonthJessica Vosk, Nick Cearley and More to Honor Barbra Streisand at THE MEETING This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

THE MEETING* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater to continue the Winter/Spring 2016 season on Sunday, April 17 at 9:30 PM. The April show will honor the iconic entertainer Barbra Streisand with special guests Jessica Vosk, Nick Cearley, Inyang Bassey and Amber Martin, with others to be announced. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

truTV Announces April 2016 Programming HighlightstruTV Announces April 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Tuesday, April 5 HACK MY LIFE – New Episode – Tuesday, April 5, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT Hacks for Work and Play: Brooke and Kevin discover the best – and most unconventional (more...)

LENNON: THROUGH A GLASS ONION Opens in April at Epstein TheatreLENNON: THROUGH A GLASS ONION Opens in April at Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

A stage production about Beatles legend John Lennon which opened in Australia, has played Off Broadway New York, and wowed audience at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival will open in its spiritual home of Liverpool's next month. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER & More Set for Cape Rep Theatre's 2016 SeasonHAIRSPRAY, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER & More Set for Cape Rep Theatre's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Cape Rep Theatre is celebrating its 31st season with an exciting line up of plays and musicals, including two Cape Cod premieres, one fresh from Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Tisch New Theatre's HAIRSPRAYPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Tisch New Theatre's HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Tisch New Theatre will present HAIRSPRAY, the musical based on the 1988 film written and directed by John Waters, April 1-4 at the NYU Skirball Center. With music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman, and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, HAIRSPRAY the musical premiered on Broadway in 2002 and won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in character below! (more...)

RUTHLESS! to Play Special Holiday Performance TomorrowRUTHLESS! to Play Special Holiday Performance Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Off-Broadway's award-winning Ruthless! The Musical wants to make Good Friday even gooder! (We really should stay in school.) There will be a special added performance tomorrow, Good Friday, at 8 PM. By popular demand, the production recently put a new block of seats on sale through June 18th. RUTHLESS! opened on 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!' RUTHLESS! recently received the coveted 2015 Odyssey Nightlife Award for Best Off Broadway Show, and actor Paul Pecorino was honored for Best Breakthrough Off Broadway Performance. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sophia Loren Welcomes RUTHLESS! Friends Backstage at THE VIEWPhoto Flash: Sophia Loren Welcomes RUTHLESS! Friends Backstage at THE VIEW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Sophia Loren welcomed New York friends Rita McKenzie and Kim Maresca to her dressing room at THE VIEW, where she appeared this past Friday, March 18th, to discuss her legendary film career and her one-woman tour, AN EVENING WITH SOPHIA LOREN. McKenzie and Maresca are both currently starring in the New York musical smash, RUTHLESS. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Drew Brody, Carol Lipnik and Dane Terry Join THE MEETING's Elton John CelebrationDrew Brody, Carol Lipnik and Dane Terry Join THE MEETING's Elton John Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

THE MEETING* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater to continue the Winter/Spring 2016 season on Sunday, March 20 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Natalie Joy Johnson, Lance Horne & Nadia Quinn to Join THE MEETING in Celebrating Elton John, 3/20Natalie Joy Johnson, Lance Horne & Nadia Quinn to Join THE MEETING in Celebrating Elton John, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater to continue the Winter/Spring 2016 season on Sunday, March 20 at 9:30 PM. The Meeting* has been called "delicious and delightfully droll" by The New York Post and "hilarious and sardonic" by The Village Voice. A story for Slate.com called the evening "so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight." The 2014-2015 season sold out after a profile in The New York Times "Arts & Leisure" section. The March show will honor the celebrated singer and songwriter Elton John with special guests Natalie Joy Johnson, Lance Horne and The Quinns (Nadia Quinn and Ameara Wahhab) with others to be announced. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY Announces Second UK Tour in 2017/18HAIRSPRAY Announces Second UK Tour in 2017/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Today, producer Mark Goucher has confirmed that following the phenomenal success of the current UK tour, the new production of Hairspray will return at the end of summer 2017 to once again tour the UK. This second tour of the smash hit musical will visit venues across the country until the spring of 2018. Casting, dates and locations for the 2017/18 tour will be announced in due course. (more...)

THE WITCHES OF EAST VILLAGE to Receive New York Premiere at The Gramercy Theatre, 4/2THE WITCHES OF EAST VILLAGE to Receive New York Premiere at The Gramercy Theatre, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Drag icons COCO PERU, CHAD MICHAELS and PEACHES CHRIST will star in the long-awaited New York Premiere of THE WITCHES OF EAST VILLAGE, a theatrical parody based on the iconic film 'The Witches of Eastwick'. This original stage show was written and directed by Joshua Grannell. It will be performed for one night only for two performances, Saturday, April 2 at 7pm at The Gramercy Theatre (127 East 23rd Street between Park and Lexington Aves.). Tickets are $40 for floor seating, $30 for the loge and $75 for VIP (which include post-show meet-and-greet) at 800-745-3000 or TicketMaster.com. (more...)

THE MEETING to Celebrate Elton John at Joe's Pub, 3/20THE MEETING to Celebrate Elton John at Joe's Pub, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater to continue the Winter/Spring 2016 season on Sunday, March 20 at 9:30 PM. The Meeting* has been called "delicious and delightfully droll" by The New York Post and "hilarious and sardonic" by The Village Voice. A story for Slate.com called the evening "so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight." The 2014-2015 season sold out after a profile in The New York Times "Arts & Leisure" section. The March show will honor the celebrated singer and songwriter Elton John with special guests to be announced. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Adds Thursday Performances to ScheduleRUTHLESS! Adds Thursday Performances to Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Off-Broadway's musical smash RUTHLESS! is adding Thursday performances beginning this week. Now extended into the summer, RUTHLESS! opened on 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 who have been spotted in the audience so far include Ron Howard, Regis & Joy Philbin, Bernadette Peters, Lynn Cohen, Chelsie Hightower, Mario Cantone, Rex Reed, Dmitry Chaplin, Laura Bell Bundy, Barbara Eden, Jan Maxwell, Legacy, Larry Thomas (The Soup Nazi), Jackie Hoffman, Sierra Boggess, Dame Gillian Lynne, Jerry Dixon, Von Smith, Jacque LeWarne, Emily James, and Jonathan Platero. This newly imagined production of RUTHLESS! recently received the coveted 2015 Odyssey Nightlife Award for Best Off Broadway Show, and actor Paul Pecorino was honored for Best Breakthrough Off Broadway Performance. (more...)

BWW Review: Off the Lake Productions' HAIRSPRAY Proves 'You Can't Stop the Beat' When Performing with PassionBWW Review: Off the Lake Productions' HAIRSPRAY Proves 'You Can't Stop the Beat' When Performing with Passion
by Amanda Etchison - Feb 29, 2016

The lecture auditorium in Hitchcock Hall, normally the venue in which engineering presentations are given, was transformed into a brightly colored, wildly patterned scene straight out of the '60s when Ohio State's Off the Lake Productions took to the stage Friday to perform "Hairspray." From the opening number that brought a taste of morning in Baltimore to the campus of OSU to the cast's final bows, "Hairspray" created an atmosphere bursting with energy and exuding undeniable passion. (more...)

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