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Hottest Articles on BWW 9/16/2014 - 9/23/2014
by - Sep 23, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 9/16/2014 - 9/23/2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: PAGEANT Musical Cast Covers 'Creep' in New Music Video
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2014

PAGEANT is a hit revival of the popular Off-Broadway musical billed as an 'all-male musical comedy beauty contest.' Cast member Seth Tucker recently made a humorous music video featuring backstage life, with the song 'Creep.' (more...)

AUDIO: The Twins Are Back! First Listen of SIDE SHOW's Act One Closer- 'Who Will Love Me as I Am?'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 18, 2014

For the first time recorded, hear this exclusive 'first listen' of the stars of Side Show, Erin Davie and Emily Padgett, perform the rousing and emotional Act I finale, 'Who Will Love Me As I Am?', from the critically-lauded reimagining of the musical Side Show with this First Listen opportunity. The music from Side Show is written by Tony®, Academy® Award nominee and Grammy Award Winning composer Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls) and Tony® Award nominated lyricist Bill Russell, with orchestrations by Tony® Award winner Harold Wheeler, with musical direction by Sam Davis. (more...)

PAGEANT to Host 'Miss America' Night This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Producers have announced that the limited engagement of PAGEANT will host a special Miss America night in honor of our nation's top beauty pageant, The 88th Annual Miss America Pageant, on Sunday, September 14. For the Sunday, September 14 at 7:30pm performance, all audience members, both male and female, who arrive in their best pageant attire will receive half-priced tickets, available on a first-come-first-served basis beginning one hour prior to curtain at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). (more...)

Ryan Silverman, Robert Joy & Matthew Hydzik to Reprise Roles in Revamped SIDE SHOW on Broadway; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The complete Broadway cast for the critically-lauded reimagining of the musical Side Show has been announced. Under the direction of Academy Award winning director Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Twilight Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2), making his theatrical debut, Side Show will begin previews performances at Broadway's St. James Theatre on Tuesday, October 28 with an official Opening Night on Monday, November 17. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Record Original Cast Album
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2014

PAGEANT has taken to Indiegogo to raise funds to record an Original Cast Album of the off-Broadway revival. This will be the first-ever cast recording of PAGEANT in its 23-year history. Watch their campaign video below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Twins Are Back in Town! NYC Celebrates the Broadway Return of SIDE SHOW
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 10, 2014

The upcoming Broadway reimagining of Side Show, featuring leading ladies Erin Davie and Emily Padgett, opens on Broadway this fall. Side Show is inspired by the remarkable true story of the Hilton twins, Daisy and Violet, who were legends in their time and the highest paid performers on the vaudeville circuit. Side Show is their heartwarming search for first love and acceptance amidst the spectacle of fame and scrutiny under the spotlight. Mr.Condon's vivid production of Side Show seamlessly blends the worlds of carnival, vaudeville, and Hollywood glamour. The cast and creative team met the press for a special even last night and BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from the festivities below! (more...)

Up on the Marquee: SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The upcoming Broadway reimagining of SIDE SHOW, featuring leading ladies Erin Davie and Emily Padgett, opens on Broadway this fall. Below, check out photos of the marquee that just went up at the St. James Theatre. Tonight, the marquee lights will be dimmed in honor of the legendary Joan Rivers. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Broadway's SIDE SHOW Photo Shoot!
by Stage Tube - Sep 08, 2014

The upcoming Broadway reimagining of SIDE SHOW revealed the production's key artwork last month, featuring leading ladies Erin Davie and Emily Padgett. Directed by Academy Award-winner Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Twilight Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2), who will be making his theatrical directorial debut with the production, Side Show opens on Broadway this fall. Go behind the scenes at the photo shoot below! (more...)

Jenna Leigh Green, Josh Tolle and Jen Eden Complete Casting of BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 01, 2014

Jennifer Leigh Green (Broadway's Wicked, Bare, TV's Sabrina the Teenage Witch) and Josh Tolle (NYMF's Searching for Romeo) will join Broadway and Off-Broadway talent in BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL, a two night-concert to bring you more songs from movies that should never be musicals. The evenings will be hosted by Jen Eden. (more...)

Russell Fischer, Olivia Lombardi and More Set for BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL, Returning to NYC Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Broadway and Off-Broadway stars and writers shine in BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL, a two night-concert to bring you more songs from movies that should never be musicals. Following a hit run at this year's New York Musical Theatre Festival, BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL is returning by popular demand to the NYC stage. (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...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of Off-Broadway's PAGEANT Visits GOOD DAY NEW YORK
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2014

The cast of Off-Broadway's PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL stopped by GOOD DAY NEW YORK yesterday for a two-part interview and performance - check out their appearance below! (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...)

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...)

BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL to Return for Two Concerts at Sophie's NYC, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

After a successful run at the New York Musical Theatre Festival earlier this summer, BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL is back as a two night-concert to bring you more songs from movies that should never be musicals. BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL will return on September 7th at 6pm & 8th at 9:30pm at Sophie's NYC (318 West 53rd Street). (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...)

Manchester Pride Celebrates with Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

Bill Russell and Janet Hood's musical 'Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens' will soon be performed in Manchester as an official event for Manchester Pride this August. The show is being produced by Side by Side Productions, a fringe theatre company set up to in 2009 to create opportunities in developing the up coming musical theatre fringe scene for actors and audiences in the North West. (more...)

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