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  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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' fashions at Bloomie's are a plus

    NEW YORK - Divine would be so proud. There, inside the fashion mecca that is Bloomingdale's; there, inside an exclusive designer boutique, a black T-shirt screams the name of the late, great transvestite legend in lipstick-pink letters. And it's selling...
  • 'Hairspray' soundtack review

    "Hairspray" Original Cast Sony Classical "I used to hate musical comedy," writes bizarro filmmaker John Waters in the liner notes to the cast album of the musical based on his "Hairspray," which opened on Broadway Aug. 15. However, he claims that...
  • The look of loud

    Second in an occasional series NEW YORK -- No doubt John Waters meant it fondly when he quipped: "Come to Baltimore and be shocked." Now his vision of 1960s Baltimore is headed to Broadway, where, with the help of a team of designers, the musical...
  • 'Hairspray' gets ready for Broadway

    NEW YORK - If Margo Lion hadn't come down with a head cold three years ago, none of this would have happened. She was in bed, nursing the sniffles and watching videos, when it hit her: Hairspray, the 1988 movie by counterculture filmmaker John Waters,...
  • Baltimore style hits Broadway in 'Hairspray'

    NEW YORK - Hairspray should be - and probably will be - a hit, but not because of the accuracy with which it re-creates 1962 Baltimore. It will be a hit because it doesn't re-create it. That's not to say that theatergoers from Bawlamer won't recognize...
  • 'Hairspray' premiere tousles Broadway audience

    NEW YORK - Welcome to Broadway, Hon. Baltimore came to the Big Apple in a big way last night with the premiere of Hairspray, John Waters' affectionate, $10.5 million tribute to his hometown. Although other shows set in Charm City have played here (Kiss...
  • For Fierstein, the mother of all roles

    Fourth in a series of occasional articles SEATTLE - Harvey Fierstein is shaving his eyebrows. This is a first for him. Oh sure, he's worn lipstick and eyeliner, dresses and falsies, high heels and pantyhose. But before he began playing Edna Turnblad,...
  • Role brings actress to a new stage

    Marissa Jaret Winokur's kindergarten and pre-school report cards hang on her dressing room wall. The teachers' comments describe her as a dominant leader and refer to her "distinct and husky" voice - and the need to control and soften that voice. "Very...