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...Richard Greenberg's drama about a gay baseball player, was named best play, while "Hairspray," a stage version of John Waters' campy film about an irrepressible Baltimore teenager, was chosen best musical by the New York Drama Critics' Circle...

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City lights Christmas in New York keeps season bright

...Among the hottest tickets - and most difficult to find - are Mamma Mia! and Hairspray, a musical version of the cult John Waters movie set in 1960s Baltimore. In it, Harvey Fierstein inherits the role of full-figured Edna Turnblad, played in...

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Sea creatures help give new look to old clothes

...skills and a love of vintage clothing. She tossed in some John Waters-inspired design elements to personalize her work...known for the original Hairspray . "When you watch a John Waters movie, they're dressed tacky," said Ms. Plymate...

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Swing, swing, swing

Valeria Phillips, of North Augusta, pushes her grandson John Waters, 3, on the swing at Creighton Park.

New DVDs: 'Vantage Point,' 'Meet the Browns'

...Til Death Do Us Part: The Complete First Season' WHAT: It figures that any TV show with Pink Flamingos director John Waters as host would be more than a little sick and twisted. Mr. Waters plays the "Groom Reaper," introducing macabre...

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...

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...

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Guide to Private Schools 2002-2003

...differences and attention deficit disorder, with or without hyperactivity. Curtis Baptist School: Headmaster: Dr. John Waters. Elementary and middle school, 1326 Broad St., 722-2437, grades PK-8. Principal: Nancy Wilcox. Elementary...

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Across the region

...12 times, was taken to Medical University Hospital, where he was in critical condition, St. Stephen police Chief John Waters said. Billy Joe Shirar, 35, has been charged with murder and assault of a high and aggravated nature, authorities...

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...take on the role of Edna Turnblad in "Hairspray," an upcoming film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical based on John Waters' 1988 movie. Travolta will star opposite singer-actress Queen Latifah, who has signed on to play Motormouth Maybelle...

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