Cry-Baby's John Waters to Offer The Filthy World June 26 in Manhattan

News   Cry-Baby's John Waters to Offer The Filthy World June 26 in Manhattan Famed director John Waters — whose films inspired the Broadway musicals Hairspray and Cry-Baby — will take centerstage June 26 at The Concert Hall at The Society for Ethical Culture.

John Waters
John Waters

Waters will perform his one-man show, The Filthy World, at 9 PM. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Stonewall Community Foundation.

Presented by Josh Wood, The Filthy World, according to press notes, is a "'vaudeville' act that celebrates the film career and obsessional tastes of the man William Burroughs once called 'The Pope of Trash.' Focusing in on Waters' early negative artistic influences and his fascination with true crime, exploitation films, fashion lunacy, and the extremes of the contemporary art world, this joyously devious monologue elevates all that is trashy in life into a call to arms to 'filth followers' everywhere."

The Concert Hall at The Society for Ethical Culture is located in Manhattan at Central Park West and 64th Street. Tickets, priced $37.50 (general admission) and $100 (VIP, includes meet-and-greet with Waters and autographed DVD), are available by visiting www.boxofficetickets.com.