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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | September 11, 2003
It was the kiss seen 'round the country - and beyond. When songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman won the Tony Award for the score of the Broadway musical Hairspray, Shaiman declared his love and kissed his partner on the lips - and on national television. Shaiman and Wittman have been a couple for a quarter century, but it took the John Waters movie-inspired musical to bring the pair together as collaborators on a Broadway show. On Monday, the songwriters and filmmaker will share the Mechanic stage in a program titled An Evening With John Waters, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | September 11, 2003
It was the kiss seen 'round the country - and beyond. When songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman won the Tony Award for the score of the Broadway musical Hairspray, Shaiman declared his love and kissed his partner on the lips - and on national television. Shaiman and Wittman have been a couple for a quarter century, but it took the John Waters movie-inspired musical to bring the pair together as collaborators on a Broadway show. On Monday, the songwriters and filmmaker will share the Mechanic stage in a program titled An Evening With John Waters, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun Theater Critic | August 11, 2002
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 Tracy-esque things," says the 29-year-old actress. Tracy, of course, is Tracy Turnblad, the lead character in the new Broadway musical, Hairspray. Ricki Lake played the star-making role in the 1988 John Waters' movie. Winokur is playing it on Broadway -- her first Broadway lead and only her second Broadway show.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun Theater Critic | August 11, 2002
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 Tracy-esque things," says the 29-year-old actress. Tracy, of course, is Tracy Turnblad, the lead character in the new Broadway musical, Hairspray. Ricki Lake played the star-making role in the 1988 John Waters' movie. Winokur is playing it on Broadway -- her first Broadway lead and only her second Broadway show.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | June 20, 2002
It was a good hair day for Hairspray in Seattle on Monday when the reviews came out for the new musical adapted from John Waters' 1988 movie. The show, which is playing an exclusive pre-Broadway engagement at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, received positive reviews from the city's two major newspapers and Daily Variety. Here are excerpts: Misha Berson wrote in The Seattle Times: "A Bye Bye Birdie for the Age of Irony, this is a retro-pop romp with wit, heart, a social conscience and, rarity of rarities, a new score by composer Marc Shaiman and his co-lyricist Scott Wittman that really makes you want to go dance in the streets.
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November 23, 2002
What:Tribute to the 1983-84 MISL champion Blast Where:1st Mariner Arena When:Tonight; 1983-84 Blast vs. Baltimore Legends, 5:30 p.m.; pre-game parade and ceremony, 7:10 p.m.; Blast vs. San Diego Sockers, 7:35 p.m. 1983-84 Blast roster:Keith Van Eron, Bobby McAvan, Heinz Wirtz, Mike Stankovic, Dave MacWilliams, Paul Kitson, Max Thompson, Pat Ercoli, Jim Polihan, Joey Fink, Richard Chinapoo, Tim Wittman, Adrian Brooks, Nick Mangione, Lou Nagy, Scott Manning,...
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By Sun Staff Writer | June 19, 2003
Up Close, a new series featuring celebrities, cutting-edge speakers and spoken word performances, will complement the 2003-2004 season at the Mechanic and Hippodrome theaters. The initial presentation will be "An Evening with John Waters, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman," at 8 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Mechanic. The Baltimore filmmaker whose 1988 movie, Hairspray, inspired this year's Tony Award-winning musical will share the mike with the show's Tony winning songwriters. Another 2003 Tony Award winner, Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam, which took top honors for best special theatrical event, will be presented at 8 p.m. April 9 and 9 p.m. April 10 at the Hippodrome.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | July 20, 2007
No other teen film heroine has enjoyed herself as much as Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) in Hair- spray. She's always singing about her elation and her delight in feeling that elation. She belts out all her love: for her hometown in "Good Morning, Baltimore," for Zac Efron's sympathetic, ready-for-action Link Larkin in "I Can Hear the Bells" and for an optimistic and open-for-anything age of music and dancing in "You Can't Stop the Beat." Tracy may live in an East Baltimore rowhouse, but her songs expose a gaudy-yet-wholesome, split-level pop psyche that helps the filmmakers maintain the verve of John Waters' 1988 comedy and provides this adaptation of the 2002 Broadway musical version with an effervescence all its own. In the scintillating Marc Shaiman-Scott Wittman score, Tracy is as self-aware as she is gung-ho about romance, idealism and rock 'n' roll.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | July 12, 1991
Speed has always been on the top of the Blast's most wanted list.* OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: The Blast did not exercise its rightof first refusal on Chris Simon and Chris Haywood, two rookie draft choices a year ago; midfielder Richard Chinapoo, 34, who returned to the Blast last season from Dallas; and defender Tim Wittman, 27, whose "durability" has become a question mark in the eyes of Blast management.* ENGLISH CHAMP COMING: It's official. The Maryland Bays, the defending American Professional Soccer League champion, will take on English League Cup champion Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday, July 30, 7:30 p.m., at Cedar Lane Park in Columbia.
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By Jerry Price and Jerry Price,Contributing Writer | November 20, 1992
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- It was pack-it-up time for Essex Community College. It should have been, anyway. It just never came to that.Essex put on a stunning rally to knock off host Mercer County Community College, 4-3, in a shootout in the opening round of the national junior college women's soccer tournament. Essex now faces defending-champ Meramec (Mo.) in this morning's first semifinal (10).The second semifinal pits Catonsville Community College against Monroe (N.Y.). Catonsville, last year's runner-up, advanced with a 2-0 win over SUNY-Farmingdale (N.Y)
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | June 20, 2002
It was a good hair day for Hairspray in Seattle on Monday when the reviews came out for the new musical adapted from John Waters' 1988 movie. The show, which is playing an exclusive pre-Broadway engagement at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, received positive reviews from the city's two major newspapers and Daily Variety. Here are excerpts: Misha Berson wrote in The Seattle Times: "A Bye Bye Birdie for the Age of Irony, this is a retro-pop romp with wit, heart, a social conscience and, rarity of rarities, a new score by composer Marc Shaiman and his co-lyricist Scott Wittman that really makes you want to go dance in the streets.
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By Meredith James and Meredith James,Sun Staff | September 11, 2003
Scene Frazier's on the Avenue draws a varied -- but very devoted -- crowd to its Kamikaze Karaoke events, organized by Landis McCord of the All Mighty Senators and Jeff Bradford of landspeedrecord! page 33. Eats The Wild Duck Cafe on Frog Mortar Creek has a water view and beachy atmosphere that draw customers from all around. page 16. Stage Three of the big names behind Hairspray team up Monday at the Mechanic Theatre for a program called "An Evening With John Waters, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman."
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By Red Birch and Red Birch,Contributing Writer | November 21, 1992
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- Catonsville and Essex community colleges each suffered frustrating losses yesterday, setting up a meeting today between the teams for third place in the National Junior College Athletic Association women's soccer tournament.Essex was beaten by Meramec of St. Louis, 2-0, and Catonsville was shut down by Monroe, 1-0. Today's game -- to be held at 11 a.m. at Mercer County Community College -- is the fourth meeting this season for the Knights and the Cardinals.Yesterday, Essex was blanked for the first time this season by undefeated defending champion St. Louis CC at Meramec.
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