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John Waters

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  • Culture shock

    SEATTLE -- You might think John Waters has seen it all. But the Prince of Puke, the Pope of Trash -- or as he prefers to think of himself these days, "Filth Elder" -- remains amazed by the world around him. It's downright amazing how often the word...
  • 'Hairspray' is ready to hit the road

    Didn't get cast in Hairspray the first time around? Well, get out those Aquanet cans again - you've got another chance. The hit musical is holding an open-call audition in New York on Sept. 20 for its first national tour, which goes into rehearsal in...
  • UM law program turns 'Hairspray' into a playbook

    Lawyers and musical comedy might not seem to have much in common, but the University of Maryland School of Law is linking the two in a program that uses the Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray as a springboard to examine race relations in 1960s...
  • 'Hairspray' snags eight Tony Awards

    Hairspray put the final rhinestones in its tiara last night when it swept the 57th annual Tony Awards with eight of the little silver trophies, including the top prize, for Best Musical. A radiant Margo Lion, the show's Baltimore-born producer,...
  • Cinderella of Baltimore

    NEW YORK - The elements all are there: A ball gown, a lost glass object, even a fairy godfather. Most of all, this real-life fairy tale has, at its center, a beautiful woman who worked very hard for a very long time before her dream - one she never...
  • A new part, a brush with fame

    Aja Maria Johnson makes her Broadway debut Saturday in Hairspray. A month ago, the 12-year-old Baltimorean had never been to a Broadway show. Aja - who is dropping her last name and using only her first and middle names as her stage name - will be taking...
  • Actress takes heavy duty in stride

    A lot of overweight teens dream of losing weight and becoming stars. Nineteen-year-old Carly Jibson is rapidly achieving stardom - with the added bonus of being encouraged to keep her pleasingly round shape. Jibson heads the cast of the national...
  • 'Hairspray' may need one big fat trophy case

    NEW YORK - Hairspray was chosen best musical of the New York theater season and Take Me Out by Richard Greenberg was named best play in awards given Sunday by the Drama Desk, an organization of theater journalists and critics. Hairspray, based on the...
  • Baltimore's ambassador in 'Hairspray'

    First things first: The name is pronounced "DU-wayne." Actor Eric Anthony - the only bona fide Baltimore native in the cast of Hairspray, the hit Broadway musical set in 1960s Baltimore - is discussing the fictitious biography he has invented for his...
  • Vilanch might be next Edna Turnblad

    First there was Divine - the larger-than-life, cross-dressing star who created the role of Bawlamer matriarch Edna Turnblad in John Waters' 1988 movie Hairspray. Then Harvey Fierstein donned Edna's wig in the hit Broadway musical version. Now there's word...
  • 'Hairspray' is coming home, hon

    How do you bring Baltimore to Baltimore? With 10 semi-trailer trucks, 400 pairs of false eyelashes, six yards of feather boa trim, two mechanized rats and a lot of crossed fingers. Thirteen months after opening on Broadway and three months after winning...
  • A debut at home

    When Hairspray launches its national tour at the Mechanic Theatre on Tuesday, one cast member will be making his professional debut in his former home state. And no one is more surprised than that actor himself - Bryan West. A 1995 graduate of the...