Enormously entertaining 'Hairspray' takes hold, but lacks John Waters' kitsch

The world probably didn't need another film version of John Waters' 1988 romp "Hairspray" any more than it needed a Broadway musical version of it. The whole cycle reeks of that movie-of-a-stage-production-of-a-movie...

Larry Davis

...A Celebration of Life Service will follow the burial at 11:00am, at Statesboro First Baptist Church, with Dr. John Waters officiating. H onorary Pallbearers will be Ed Brown, Glen Stewart, Shelton Evans and Patricia Burkett. The family...

A lottery for cheap tickets to Broadway's biggest hit

...instituted by its producers for 25 tickets in the rear mezzanine of the Neil Simon Theatre where the musical based on John Waters campy film celebration of the early 1960s is playing. The price: $25 each. Ticket buyers can sign up each day at...

Life & style
'Hairspray' and 'Take Me Out' named best of the season

...given Sunday by the Drama Desk, an organization of theater journalists and critics. "Hairspray," based on the campy John Waters film about a teenager girl's obsession with a television dance show, took 10 Drama Desk honors. Its star, Harvey...

Guide to private Schools

...15. School starts Aug. 18. School day is 8 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. Curtis Baptist School: Headmaster: Dr. John Waters. Elementary school, 1326 Broad St., 722-2437, grades PK-4. Principal: Nancy Wilcox. Elementary school day...

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Mavericks have changed film industry

...Tarantino's adoption of nonlinear storytelling, movies have always embraced mavericks. Here are five favorites. JOHN WATERS: Armed with a small group of amateur actors and the odd social misfits, and a twisted, trashy sense of style and...

Steven Uhles
Officials work in museum

...cheers from campus experts in historic preservation. "I'm delighted to see the historic exterior restored," said John Waters, an associate professor in the School of Environmental Design. "Maybe it highlights a new trend on campus. We have...

Tony winners look for a box-office bounce

...O'Brien, book writers Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, and songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Based on John Waters' campy film, "Hairspray" has been a hot ticket since it opened last August - and the Tonys will only increase its...

Tab Hunter acknowledges he's gay in his upcoming memoirs

...The tall, blond actor was a favorite among young filmgoers in the 1950s. He also had a No. 1 song, the ballad "Young Love." His career faded in the 1960s, although he later starred in John Waters' 1981 cult classic "Polyester."

Sound Bites: Holiday Reviews

...Writer --- Various Artists, "A John Waters Christmas" (New Line Records) Warning: "A John Waters Christmas" should not be placed...culled by eccentric film director John Waters, is the perfect antidote for those...