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Date Of Birth:
July 15
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BWW Reviews: 3-D Theatricals Big Bold SIDE SHOW Is a Hot TicketBWW Reviews: 3-D Theatricals Big Bold SIDE SHOW Is a Hot Ticket
by Don Grigware - Apr 27, 2015

The musical Side Show played Broadway in 1997 for 91 performances and was Tony nominated but never got the recognition it deserved. A revamped version went to Broadway in 2014, but it, too, closed early. Like Jason Robert Brown's Parade, another noteworthy Broadway miss, it's worth the attention, but its dark grotesque presentation of carnival freak shows is not the most appealing fare for commercial theatre audiences. Many are repelled by the sight of a man with three legs, a bearded lady, a half-man, half-woman or in the case of Daisy and Violet Hilton, by the appearance of twins who are conjoined. The girls hated the term Siamese twins, for they were not Siamese, and also if people asked them if they wanted to be normal. What is normal? Now in a revival production of the original - not the 2013 revamped production, which played La Jolla and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. before Broadway - by 3-D Theatricals at Plummer Auditorium, Fullerton, Side Show comes out as winning and memorable as when it first appeared. (more...)

LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET Will Return to The Connelly Theatre This SummerLYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET Will Return to The Connelly Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

A glamorous dose of the legendary Lypsinka, John Epperson's iconic creation, will once again be doled out this summer when the acclaimed LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET returns for a limited Off-Broadway engagement. LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET will be performed Wednesday, July 22nd through Saturday, September 12th at the ravishing jewel-box Connelly Theater, located at 220 East 4th Street (between Avenues A and B) in Manhattan's East Village. The Opening is Saturday, July 25th at 8 PM. Tickets ($35 - $65) will go on sale on Monday, April 27th at 10 am online at www.lypsinka.com and www.tweedtheater.org/lypsinka, or by calling 866-811-4111. (more...)

Cast of SIDE SHOW Returns to 54 Below to Launch Live Album, 5/11Cast of SIDE SHOW Returns to 54 Below to Launch Live Album, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

This encore performance will launch the recording of the previous 54 Below shows - SIDE SHOW: ADDED ATTRACTIONS (more...)

Tickets on Sale for ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS & RAGING QUEENS Benefit Performance at the Criterion, May 31Tickets on Sale for ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS & RAGING QUEENS Benefit Performance at the Criterion, May 31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

?Tickets are now on sale for a West End revival of the song cycle Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, taking place at the Criterion Theatre on Sunday 31 May 2015. (more...)

GHOSTLIGHT 9 Set for Series of Performances at The Cherry Lane TheatreGHOSTLIGHT 9 Set for Series of Performances at The Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

ALL FOR ONE THEATER and GORGEOUS ENTERTAINMENT will offer a special presentation of GHOSTLIGHT 9: A MUSICAL GHOST STORY for three performances only, April 22, 28 and May 3. GHOSTLIGHT 9 is performed by All For One's Artistic Director Michael Wolk - who also provides book, music and lyrics - and directed by Aaron Mark. Mr. Wolk accompanies himself on guitar. GHOSTLIGHT 9, a charmingly spooky tale inspired by the ghost that famously haunts the New Amsterdam Theater, will take place at The Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street in Manhattan) to coincide with ALL FOR ONE THEATER production of the New York premieres of 8 STOPS and MAJOR TOM. The show was developed in All For One's SoloLab in 2014, and it received a workshop presentation in January 2015 at The Wild Project. (more...)

SIDE SHOW Revival Cast Reunites For Emotional Encore Performance At BROADWAY SESSIONSSIDE SHOW Revival Cast Reunites For Emotional Encore Performance At BROADWAY SESSIONS
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 25, 2015

SIDE SHOW gets lovingly reprised at BROADWAY SESSIONS! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 9-15, Featuring Maureen McGovern, David Henry Hwang, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 9-15, Featuring Maureen McGovern, David Henry Hwang, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Mar 9, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: The Cast of Side Show: Added Attractions; Maureen McGovern: Celebrating Women Singer/Songwriters at 54 Below; Columbia University Songbook featuring David Henry Hwang & More; A Sophisticated Ladies Reunion at 54 Below; and 54 Sings A Man of No Importance. (more...)

Cast of SIDE SHOW, Maureen McGovern & More Set for 54 Below This WeekCast of SIDE SHOW, Maureen McGovern & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Cast of SIDE SHOW Reunites Tonight at 54 BelowCast of SIDE SHOW Reunites Tonight at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The cast of the recent Broadway revival of SIDE SHOW reunites to celebrate this acclaimed production in 'The Cast of Side Show: Added Attractions' at 54 Below tonight, March 9, 2015 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. (more...)

SIDE SHOW Recording Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart; 3/9 Concert Set for 54 BelowSIDE SHOW Recording Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart; 3/9 Concert Set for 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

The all-new original Broadway cast recording of Side Show debuted this week at #1 on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Emily Padgett and Erin Davie Sing with Heart and Humor at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: Emily Padgett and Erin Davie Sing with Heart and Humor at 54 Below
by David Clarke - Mar 6, 2015

Making their 54 Below debuts together, Emily Padgett and Erin Davie crafted a cabaret show that was filled with humor and heart. Singing duets and solo numbers, the lovely ladies who played Violet and Daisy Hilton in this season's Broadway revival of Side Show at the St. James Theatre skillfully entertained the dinner time crowd and left us looking forward to the next time they tread the boards on the Great White Way. (more...)

New SIDE SHOW 2014 Recording Debuts At #1 On Billboard Cast Albums ChartNew SIDE SHOW 2014 Recording Debuts At #1 On Billboard Cast Albums Chart
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 5, 2015

The new SIDE SHOW cast recording is a hit! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Erin Davie & Emily Padgett Preview Songs from SIDE SHOW Reunion at 54 Below!Photo Coverage: Erin Davie & Emily Padgett Preview Songs from SIDE SHOW Reunion at 54 Below!
by Walter McBride - Mar 3, 2015

The cast of the recent Broadway revival of SIDE SHOW reunites at 54 Below to celebrate this acclaimed production, on March 9, 2015. Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, Ryan Silverman, Matthew Hydzik, David St. Louis, and members of the ensemble perform favorites from the show, a couple songs which were cut out of town, and material which won't be heard on the Original Cast Recording. Hosted by Bill Russell, author of the book and lyrics, the evening will also feature composer Henry Krieger. (more...)

Casts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next MonthCasts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

This March, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. Below, find the schedule for upcoming events over the next month. (more...)

New SIDE SHOW 2014 Cast Recording Now AvailableNew SIDE SHOW 2014 Cast Recording Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 24, 2015

The new SIDE SHOW cast recording is out now! (more...)

New SIDE SHOW 2014 Cast Recording Now Available On iTunesNew SIDE SHOW 2014 Cast Recording Now Available On iTunes
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 23, 2015

The new SIDE SHOW cast recording is on iTunes a day early! (more...)

New SIDE SHOW 2014 Cast Recording Now Available DigitallyNew SIDE SHOW 2014 Cast Recording Now Available Digitally
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 19, 2015

The new SIDE SHOW cast recording is now available! (more...)

Justin Guarini, Zak Resnick, Jason Tam & More Set for BRAVE NEW WORLD Musical LabJustin Guarini, Zak Resnick, Jason Tam & More Set for BRAVE NEW WORLD Musical Lab
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The Sheryl Kaller helmed musical adaption of the Aldous Huxley classic BRAVE NEW WORLD will present two presentations onFebruary 23rd at 3PM and February 24th at noon following the culmination of a two week experimental AEA Lab. (more...)

'54 SINGS,' Cast of THE LAST SHIP & More Set for 54 Below This Week'54 SINGS,' Cast of THE LAST SHIP & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

In the coming weeks, 54 Below revisits some of our favorite Broadway productions with concert events celebrating beloved scores as well as reunions bringing together original company members. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for APPLICATION PENDING Opening NightPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for APPLICATION PENDING Opening Night
by Walter McBride - Feb 11, 2015

The world premiere of Application Pending, a new comedy by Greg Edwards & Andy Sandberg about the hilariously cutthroat world of kindergarten admissions at New York private schools, officially opened last night, February 10, 2015 at the Westside Theatre (407 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036).Application Pending is playing a limited engagement through April 19, 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night red carpet below! (more...)

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