John Waters

Birth Place: Baltimore, MD, USA

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Off Broadway Production, 2014

Toronto Production, 2004
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[US Tour]
National Tour, 2003
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Original Broadway Production, 2002
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[Broadway, 2008]
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Jewish Plays Project Reveals 6+ Finalists For 13th National Jewish Playwriting Contest

Jewish Plays Project has revealed the finalists for the 13th National Jewish Playwriting Contest. Find out which plays made the cut!

The Green Room 42 to Present NYC Debut of MEDEA, THE MUSICAL

Discover the brilliance of 'MEDEA, THE MUSICAL' as it arrives in NYC at THE GREEN ROOM 42. Catch this highly acclaimed West Coast smash hit for a limited engagement from January 12th to 15th.

Cast Set for CHLOE SAVES CHRISTMAS at The Tank

Experience the magic and hilarity of Chloe Saves Christmas, a SantaCon-inspired comedy at The Tank. Directed by Bryan Songy and starring Amanda Wilson, Gavin Cranmer, and more.

Mamie Harris to Return to The Green Room 42 With SURRENDER: AN ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER THRILL RIDE

THE GREEN ROOM 42 presents the return of Mamie Parris in 'SURRENDER: An Andrew Lloyd Webber Thrill Ride' for three encore shows.

Review: CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRAWFORDS Puts The 'Fun' Back In Dysfunctional at Desert Theatreworks

What did our critic think of 'CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRAWFORDS' PUTS THE 'FUN' BACK IN DYSFUNCTIONAL at Desert Theatreworks?

The Entertainment Community Fund Names Dustin H. Chinn as 2023 Mark O'Donnell Prize Winner

The Entertainment Community Fund and Playwrights Horizons have named New York City playwright, Dustin H. Chinn, as the 2023 recipient of The Mark O’Donnell Prize.

Photos: Get a First Look at New Images of HAIRSPRAY on Tour

Check out new photos of Hairspray on tour, and see if the show is coming to a city near you!

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

Check out photos from inside opening night of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea starring Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott.

Photos: Michael Shannon Honored at the Denver Film Festival

Michael Shannon was honored that the Denver Film at the 46th Denver Film Festival. Shannon accepted the Breakthrough Director award for Eric LaRue alongside Eric LaRue screenwriter, Brett Neveu. Check out photos from the awards show!

HAIRSPRAY Coming to Playhouse Square in December

Get ready for a toe-tapping experience! HAIRSPRAY, the hit musical, is coming to Playhouse Square in December. Find out all the details about the dates and venue for this exciting production. Don't miss your chance to catch this fabulous show live on stage. Book your tickets now!

Interview: DICKS THE MUSICAL's Aaron Jackson & Joshua Sharp on Going From Stage to Screen

BroadwayWorld sat down with Aaron Jackson and Joshua Sharp to discuss bringing the film from stage to screen, working with Megan Mullally and Nathan Lane, and how they hope the movie 'finds its tribe.' They are all joined in the film by Bowen Yang and Megan Thee Stallion.

Brenda Edwards Will Direct UK and Ireland Tour of HAIRSPRAY in 2024/25

Brenda Edwards, who has previously played “Motormouth” Maybelle in three tours of Hairspray will join the creative team alongside Paul Kerryson to direct a new production of Hairspray which will embark on a major national UK and Ireland tour in 2024. Learn more about the tour here!

Video: Watch John Waters Receive a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; Introduced By HAIRSPRAY Star Ricki Lake

John Waters is known for his 1988 film Hairspray, was remade as a Tony Award-winning musical on Broadway. But in John Waters' 1988 original, it was an 18-year-old Ricki Lake who was first tapped to play the lead role of Tracy Turnblad. Watch a video of Lake and Waters' full speeches, along with the unveiling of the star now!

Photos: Check Out Original HAIRSPRAY Costumes New John Waters Exhibition at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

John Waters: Pope of Trash opened at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures over the weekend. The exhibition includes the costumes from Waters' Hairspray film, which inspired the Tony-winning musical of the same name. Props from Waters' 1990 film Cry Baby, also inspired a Broadway musical, are also featured. Check out photos!

Photos: San Francisco's Cockettes Bring Down Two New York Houses

The legendary underground-breaking performance troupe, The Cockettes, played to sold-out houses at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater and Don't Tell Mama cabaret. Original Cockette and composer, Scrumbly Koldewyn was also part of the multiple and raucous events.  See photos from the show!

Greg Kalafatas and Caroline Eiseman-Led HAIRSPRAY National Tour Reveals 2023-24 Casting and Full Route

HAIRSPRAY, Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon, has announced casting and the touring schedule for the 2023-2024 season. This new North American tour, helmed by original director Jack O'Brien and original choreographer Jerry Mitchell, will visit 45 cities including premiere engagements in Calgary, AB; Charlotte, NC; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Edmonton, ALB; Houston, TX; Nashville, TN; Ottawa, ONT; Vancouver, BC; and many more.

I AM BARBIE Comes to Catskill This Month

Looks like it’s Barbie’s world and all of us are just living in it! Piggybacking on the phenomenal success of Greta Gerwig’s blockbuster BARBIE film, Bridge Street Theatre is proud to present the East Coast premiere of Texas playwright Walton Beacham’s “I Am Barbie” from August 31st through September 10th on the theatre’s intimate “Priscilla” Mainstage, located at 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill, NY.

COCKETTES: THE SECOND CUMMING to Play Joe's Pub in September

COCKETTES: THE SECOND CUMMING, a musical revue celebrating the music of original Cockette, Scrumbly Koldewyn, will play Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St, New York City) at the Public Theater Saturday, Sept 9 @ 9:30pm.

EDINBURGH 2023: Natasha Sutton Williams Guest Blog

Natasha Sutton Williams guest blogs for BroadwayWorld about bringing Clown Sex to the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

LOVE IS AFOOT! Is Afoot At The Miller Center of the Arts This August

Nurturing new arts is not new for Reading, PA. Most recently, it's where two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony nominated playwright, Lynn Nottage's SWEAT got its wings.


John Waters has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

John Waters has not appeared in the West End

John Waters has written 2 shows including Cry-Baby (Source Material), Hairspray (Source Material).

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