Posts Tagged ‘hairspray’

ToDo ToDay: Hairspray! Restaurant Week!

There’s no denying it: The 2007 movie-musical remake of Hairspray did not live up to the campy perfection of John Waters’ original film. But the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, game to reinterpret the source material once more, is putting on a concert of the Tony Award-winning musical version of Hairspray. Narrating the proceedings throughout is Mr. Baltimore himself, Waters, [...]

Signature Theatre’s Hairspray Tops Helen Hayes Awards

Signature Theatre's Hairspray took home fives prizes at last night's 28th Helen Hayes Awards—including one of the biggest, the honor for outstanding resident musical.The other top award—for outstanding resident play—went to Arena Stage's production of Ruined, Lynn Nottage's play about genocide, civil strife, and survival in Congo. And Synetic Theater, ever the Helen Hayes favorite, [...]

Arts Roundup: Wax Statue Edition

Signature's Hairspray wins big at the Helen Hayes Awards [Post]
Former MTV VJ Kennedy grills Marion Barry on his anti-Asian comments [DCist]
Adrian Loving will DJ the White House Correspondents Dinner pre-party and after-party. [Adrian Loving]
Did someone offer you a free book at a Metro station yesterday evening? If so, it was probably 'cause of World Book [...]

Arts Roundup: OK, So D.C. Does Kinda Suck Edition

Numbers Talk: Urban scholar Richard Florida has his say in the debate over whether D.C. is a good place for artists to make a living. He looks at the concentration and incomes of different types of artists in the D.C. region, New York, Philly, and Baltimore, and concludes that "D.C. seems like a not-so-great place for [...]

The Sleigher: Broadway’s Greatest Gifts: Carols for a Cure

What it is: The casts of Broadway shows from this year and years past doing Christmas songs, va-va-voom-style, with proceeds to benefit Broadway Cares, an organization that raises money and makes grants for AIDS-related causes.
The bike under the tree: The Sleigher is honor-bound to admit that something deep within his cellular structure rejected this [...]