John Waters News

Date of Birth: April 29, 1946 (71)
Birth Place: Baltimore, MD, USA
Gender: Male
Powerful Leonard Cohen Tribute Comes To The EpsteinPowerful Leonard Cohen Tribute Comes To The Epstein
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

A tribute show celebrating the legendary Leonard Cohen comes to the Epstein Theatre next month after winning acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe. (more...)

Join the Howard County Arts Council in Celebrating National Arts & HumanitiesJoin the Howard County Arts Council in Celebrating National Arts & Humanities
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is joining Americans for the Arts and arts agencies across the nation in encouraging people to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM) by supporting the arts in our community during the month of October. (more...)

Elton John AIDS Foundation to Commemorate Its 25th Year and Honor Founder Sir Elton John During Annual New York Fall GalaElton John AIDS Foundation to Commemorate Its 25th Year and Honor Founder Sir Elton John During Annual New York Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will host its annual New York Fall Gala at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. This year's gala commemorates the Foundation's 25th year and honors Founder Sir Elton John. President Bill Clinton, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Sharon Stone, and others will pay tribute to Elton John's achievements as a philanthropist and humanitarian. The legendary Aretha Franklin will be the special musical guest, along with performances by violinist Joshua Bell and Broadway's The Lion King, featuring Heather Headley. Neil Patrick Harris will host the event. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Cal State Fullerton's 2017-2018 season opens with Frankenstein based on the novel by Mary Shelley, adapted by Bruce Goodrich and directed by CSUF Professor Maria Cominis, which runs September 29-October 15, 2017 in the Young Theatre on campus. An electrifying new version of Frankenstein will keep audiences mesmerized by the sheer power of Mary Shelley's 19th century classic. (more...)

Let Your Hair Down with HAIRSPRAY at Birmingham HippodromeLet Your Hair Down with HAIRSPRAY at Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Following a packed out opening in Cardiff at Wales Millennium centre, the international smash hit musical comedy Hairspray the Musical returns to Birmingham Hippodrome for one week only from Mon 9 Sat 14 Oct. (more...)

Director John Waters Opens Camp Weekend to More Fans This MonthDirector John Waters Opens Camp Weekend to More Fans This Month
by Movies News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, A Dirty Shame) has announced that more of his super fans will have the opportunity to join him at Camp John Waters at Club Getaway in Kent, CT from September 22nd-24th. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris to Host Elton John AIDS Foundation's Fall Gala; THE LION KING Cast to Perform!Neil Patrick Harris to Host Elton John AIDS Foundation's Fall Gala; THE LION KING Cast to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will host its annual New York Fall Gala at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. This year's gala commemorates the Foundation's 25th year and honors Founder Sir Elton John. (more...)

Stephen O'Donnell Donates Royalties From HAIRSPRAY To The Actors Fund In Memory Of Co-Writer Mark O'DonnellStephen O'Donnell Donates Royalties From HAIRSPRAY To The Actors Fund In Memory Of Co-Writer Mark O'Donnell
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The Actors Fund announced today that Stephen O'Donnell will donate his late twin brother Mark O'Donnell's royalties as co-writer of the Broadway musical Hairspray in perpetuity to the non-profit human services organization that helps everyone in performing arts and entertainment. (more...)


by Marcel Konrath - Sep 6, 2017

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Kathleen Turner to Bring FINDING MY VOICE to Feinstein's at the NikkoKathleen Turner to Bring FINDING MY VOICE to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Stage and screen icon Kathleen Turner will bring her one-woman show, Finding My Voice, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, October 20 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, October 21 (8 p.m.). (more...)

Photo Flash: Welcome to the 60s! First Look at HAIRSPRAY UK TourPhoto Flash: Welcome to the 60s! First Look at HAIRSPRAY UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Following a publically and critically acclaimed opening at Wales Millennium Centre, smash-hit musical Hairspray today released all new production images.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Thomas MeehanPhoto Flash: Remembering Thomas Meehan
by Walter McBride - Aug 23, 2017

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, Thomas Meehan, who is best known for his books of such classics as Annie, The Producers and Hairspray, has passed away at 88 years old. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein Celebrates 15 Years of Broadway's HAIRSPRAYHarvey Fierstein Celebrates 15 Years of Broadway's HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

On August 15, 2002, 'Hairspray' opened on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre, winning eight 2003 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Actor (Harvey Fierstein), Best Actress (Marissa Jaret Winokur), Best Featured Actor (Dick Latessa), Best Costume Design and Best Direction of a Musical.  (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season; Tickets on Sale Now!BrightSide Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season; Tickets on Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak have just announced BrightSide Theatre's 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

2Scoops and Broadway's Allison Guinn to Play Joe's Pub, 9/12Scoops and Broadway's Allison Guinn to Play Joe's Pub, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The rumors are true. 2Scoops: The Legendary, Chart-Topping, Entirely Fictional 90's Girl Group have broken up...again. Although they are not on speaking terms, and embroiled in a vicious legal battle, they will perform as planned because the court has ruled that they are LEGALLY OBLIG8TED. (more...)

Stewart D'Arrietta Performs Bold Take On Leonard Cohen At The Epstein TheatreStewart D'Arrietta Performs Bold Take On Leonard Cohen At The Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Celebrate the music of legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen this October in the powerful tribute show like no other, My Leonard Cohen, coming to The Epstein Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Welcome to the 60s! Inside Rehearsals for HAIRSPRAY Ahead of UK TourPhoto Flash: Welcome to the 60s! Inside Rehearsals for HAIRSPRAY Ahead of UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Rehearsal images for smash-hit musical Hairspray have been released today ahead of the UK tour which kicks off in Cardiff at Wales Millennium Centre on 16th August 2017. This major UK tour will visit more than 30 venues across the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland until early summer 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: Good Evening, Ephrata - HAIRSPRAY at EPACBWW Review: Good Evening, Ephrata - HAIRSPRAY at EPAC
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 29, 2017

It's bigger than a beehive, it's louder than a transistor radio - it's HAIRSPRAY at Ephrata Performing Arts Center. Welcome to the Sixties! (more...)

BWW Review: Laguna Playhouse Welcomes Adorably Plucky HAIRSPRAYBWW Review: Laguna Playhouse Welcomes Adorably Plucky HAIRSPRAY
by Michael Quintos - Jul 28, 2017

To open its historic 97th season, Orange County's Laguna Playhouse is presenting an admirable new production of the Tony Award-winning 2002 hit musical comedy HAIRSPRAY, which via popular demand has now been extended through August 5. Filled with spirited performances, memorably cheeky songs, and an undeniably infectious story, this stage musical adaptation of John Waters' 1988 cult movie classic---even here in Laguna Beach's scaled-down regional production---still manages to be just as likable as it would be seeing it in a larger theater. (more...)

RESISTANCE, No Limits Film Series and More Coming Up at the wild projectRESISTANCE, No Limits Film Series and More Coming Up at the wild project
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

the wild project has announced its current and upcoming projects this summer. Scroll down for details! (more...)

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