Monday, September 13, 2004

A Little More Info On John Waters and His Cunnilingus Concussion Comedy

While continuing to browse through the Playbill Online site, I spotted this blurb here:

Also opening Sept. 24 is “A Dirty Shame,” John Waters’ self-described “cunnilingus concussion comedy.” (No guarantees about where it’s opening: Waters is apparently having some difficulties squeaking past the ratings board with anything milder than an NC-17 rating, which severely restricts the number of theatres to show it and newspapers to advertise it.) Waters, who’s developing a Cry-Baby musical to go along with the smash Hairspray, has plucked Jackie Hoffman from her scene stealing duties in the latter musical to perform similar duties in “Dirty Shame.” The film also stars Tracey Ullman and Suzanne Shepherd, who has had several high-profile stints directing the works of Athol Fugard. Shepherd is best known these days for her work as Carmela’s mother on “The Sopranos”; her on-screen husband is Tom Aldredge, who’s about to start performances in Twelve Angry Men with Rebhorn and ten other angry guys.

I also saw a blurb in the same article that an old online friend, Rick McKay, will be part of The New York Musical Theatre Festival later this month:

The ubiquitous Rick McKay will screen “Broadway: The Golden Age” on Sept. 28. Look for some extra footage and, I suspect, a Q&A with a few legends from the film.

Congrats, Rick!