Bill Condon News

Universal Pictures Signs on as Producer for Broadway's SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The upcoming Broadway reimagining of Side Show , which opens on Broadway this fall, has just gained a new producer. According to Deadline, Universal Pictures has just joined the producing team for Academy Award® winner Bill Condon's theatrical debut as director. (more...)

Photo Flash: Artwork Revealed for Broadway's Reimagined SIDE SHOW!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The producers of the upcoming Broadway reimagining of Side Show have revealed the production's alluring poster artwork, that features a portrait of leading ladies Erin Davie and Emily Padgett, and captures the show's blend of vintage show business with the uniquely cinematic aesthetic that comes from the vision of Academy Award® winner Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Twilight Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2). As previously announced, Mr. Condon is making his theatrical debut as director of Side Show, which opens on Broadway, this fall. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tony Winner Jennifer Holliday Leads Dazzling BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Concert
by Michael L. Quintos - Aug 22, 2014

When you've been given the privilege to watch and, of course, listen to legendary Tony winner Jennifer Holliday sing live---in that signature inimitable style---it's practically akin to a religious experience. She is, to put it mildly, still one of the world's most treasured, gifted musical voices. Even more awesome? Holliday served as the finale headliner that capped off an impressive line-up of Broadway stars that included Erich Bergen, Rogelio Douglas, Jr., Danny Gurwin, and Tony nominee Chad Kimball. And the highly entertaining evening---a pleasant mixture of amusing anecdotes and enthralling showtune performances---was hosted by Holliday's Tony nominated DREAMGIRLS co-star, Obba Babatunde. (more...)

Photo Flash: Erin Davie & Emily Padgett Prep for Broadway-Bound SIDE SHOW's First Photo Shoot
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

As previously announced, the much-talked about dazzling new production of SIDE SHOW will open on Broadway this fall at the St. James Theatre, directed by Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Bill Condon, and starring Erin Davie and Emily Padgett. Today, Davie tweeted a sneak peek at the pair's upcoming photo shoot for the Broadway-bound show's key art - check out the photo below! (more...)

Elizabeth Reaser Joins MCC Theater's THE MONEY SHOT; Performances Begin 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Screen and stage star Elizabeth Reaser, best known for her performances in the blockbuster Twilight film franchise and her season-long arc on 'Grey's Anatomy,' will step into its upcoming production of The Money Shot for the departing Heather Graham, who exits the production due to a late-breaking opportunity to begin production on a passion project. (more...)

SIDE SHOW's Josh Walker Pens and Stars in Workshop of New Musical About Toulouse Lautrec, 8/29-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Josh Walker, a cast member of the upcoming Broadway revival of Side Show and its recent Kennedy Center staging, has written a new musical about Post-Impressionistic French painter Henri de Toulouse Lautrec and the Moulin Rouge. Toulouse: A New Musical has a score composed by Walker, with a book by John David Nelson, and lyrics by both Walker and Nelson. A workshop is currently taking place in Chicago with presentations scheduled for August 29 - 31, 2014. Walker will also play the title role of Toulouse Lautrec. (more...)

SIDE SHOW Announces Full Broadway Creative Team! Cookie Jordan, Paul Kieve, Charles LaPointe & More Join Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Making his Broadway debut, Director and Academy Award® winner Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Twilight Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2) just announced his creative 'dream team' behind the look and feel of his critically-lauded reimagining of the musical Side Show which opens on Broadway this fall. (more...)

Say Hello to the Freak Show! Photo and Video Roundup of Broadway-Bound SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, the much-talked about dazzling new production of SIDE SHOW will open on Broadway this fall at the St. James Theatre, it was announced today in New York City. It will be directed by Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2, Gods and Monsters), making his Broadway directorial debut in an exciting new staging of the musical. SIDE SHOW will begin previews on Tuesday, October 28 with an official Opening Night on Monday, November 17. (more...)

Poster Art Unveiled For Broadway Revival Of SIDE SHOW & Website Launched
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 06, 2014

Dazzling new poster art and an official website has been unveiled for the just-announced 2014 Broadway revival of cult musical SIDE SHOW and is now available to view. (more...)

SIDE SHOW to Open at Broadway's St. James Theatre This Fall; Erin Davie and Emily Padgett to Star!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

The much-talked about dazzling new production of SIDE SHOW will open on Broadway this fall at the St. James Theatre, it was announced today in New York City. It will be directed by Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2, Gods and Monsters), making his Broadway directorial debut in an exciting new staging of the musical. SIDE SHOW will begin previews on Tuesday, October 28 with an official Opening Night on Monday, November 17. (more...)

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Elects 2014–15 Board of Governors
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Five first-time governors have been elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. In addition, eight incumbents have been reelected and four previous governors are returning to the Board. (more...)

Academy Announces Election of 5 First-Time Governors to Board
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Five first-time governors have been elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. In addition, eight incumbents have been reelected and four previous governors are returning to the Board. (more...)

It Should Be Loved! SIDE SHOW is Broadway Bound - Reviews, Pics, Videos & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 14, 2014

In preparation of a possible Broadway opening, BroadwayWorld brings you a recap of the show's success in both San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse and Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center! (more...)

SIDE SHOW Producers in Talks to Bring Re-Imagined Production to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

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. (more...)

FIRST LOOK - Ian McKellen Stars in MR. HOLMES; Further Casting Announced
by Movies News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

A first look at Ian McKellen as a 93-year-old Sherlock Holms in Bill Condon's upcoming MR. HOLMES has been revealed. (more...)

BWW Interview: Far from Freaky- SIDE SHOW Twins Erin Davie and Emily Padgett Talk Kennedy Center Show Changes & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 28, 2014

The leading ladies took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about the new changes to the musical, their favorite parts of the show, their sisterly bond, and much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Janet Rothermel - SIDE SHOW'S Respected Choreographer
by Charles Shubow - Jun 28, 2014

From swing, to dance captain, to actress, to associate choreographer - the voyage of Janet Rothermel. (more...)

VIDEO: New Documentary 'Bound by Flesh' Explores SIDE SHOW Twins Daisy & Violet Hilton
by Movies News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The new documentary BOUND BY FLESH explores the lives and struggles of 1930's stars of vaudeville and film, Daisy and Violet Hilton, famously born conjoined. Their story was the basis of the Broadway musical Side Show. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Look at the Freaks! Watch Scenes from SIDE SHOW at the Kennedy Center
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents SIDE SHOW, which runs in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater now through July 13, 2014. Click below to watch highlights from the show, plus close-ups of the company performing 'Come Look at the Freaks' and 'Who Will Love Me As I Am?'! (more...)

Review Roundup: SIDE SHOW at the Kennedy Center
by Review Roundups - Jun 20, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts opened SIDE SHOW in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater on June 19, 2014. 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. (more...)

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