SIDE SHOW Producers in Talks to Bring Re-Imagined Production to Broadway
The Hilton sisters may soon be coming back to New York.
According to The New York Times, three sources in the theater industry have confirmed that producers of the re-imagined production, currently playing The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts through July 13, are in talks to bring the show to Broadway - as early as this fall.
Lead producer Darren Bagert is reportedly meeting with "potential producing partners" to discuss a possible transfer of the production, which has received strong reviews in Washington D.C., though he could not "confirm or deny" the news. A spokesperson for the creators of the musical declined to comment.
Should SIDE SHOW make its way to New York, sources say the St. James Theater, currently occupied by BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, could possibly be a good fit for the production.
Side Show features book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger, and is directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon. Sam Davis will serve as musical director and arranger and will conduct the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. The Kennedy Center production of Side Show is produced in association with La Jolla Playhouse.
The musical stars Erin Davie as Violet Hilton and Emily Padgett as Daisy Hilton, as well as Matthew Hydzik as Buddy Foster, Robert Joy as Sir, Ryan Silverman as Terry Connor, and David St. Louis as Jake. Additional casting includes Brandon Bieber, Charity Dawson, Lauren Elder, Derek Hanson, Javier Ignacio, Jordanna James, Guy Lockard, Kelvin Moon Loh, Barrett Martin, Con O'Shea Creal, Matthew Patrick Davis, Don Richard, Blair Ross,Hannah Shankman, Jason Walker, and Delaney Westfall.
Based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression, Side Show is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love.
The Kennedy Center production of Side Show features scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, and sound design by Kai Harada. The musical features choreography by Anthony van Laast.