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Theater talk. / George Wendt on Hairspray, and the composers of Cry-Baby

Author: George WendtDavid JaverbaumAdam SchlesingerMichael RiedelSusan HaskinsAll authors
Publisher: New York, ©2008.
Series: Theater talk
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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Actor George Wendt discusses his role as housewife Edna Turnblad in the Broadway musical Hairspray, based on a film by John Waters. Wendt, whose performing career begin in the improvisational comedy troupe Second City, explains how this training and his work in the TV series Cheers prepared him for a demanding role in a stage musical.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Talk shows
Television
Named Person: George Wendt; Marc Shaiman; David Javerbaum; Adam Schlesinger; Adam Schlesinger; John Waters
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: George Wendt; David Javerbaum; Adam Schlesinger; Michael Riedel; Susan Haskins; Adam Walker; Theater Talk Productions, Inc.
OCLC Number: 316604910
Notes: Credits at end of tape.
Cast: Interviewers: Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins.
Event notes: Videotaped in the CUNY-TV studios at the Graduate School & University Center/CUNY, New York, N.Y., May 2, 2008.
Description: 1 videodisc (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. (DVD)
Series Title: Theater talk
Responsibility: [produced by] Susan Haskins, Theater Talk Productions, Inc. ; director, Adam Walker.

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Actor George Wendt discusses his role as housewife Edna Turnblad in the Broadway musical Hairspray, based on a film by John Waters. Wendt, whose performing career begin in the improvisational comedy troupe Second City, explains how this training and his work in the TV series Cheers prepared him for a demanding role in a stage musical.

Composer Adam Schlesinger and lyricist David Javerbaum discuss their collaboration on another stage musical based on a John Waters film, Cry-Baby. They explain how they came together as a songwriting team, describe their working relationship with Waters, and also perform a song from the show entitled Screw loose. Brief excerpts from the show are included.

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