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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...)

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL Extends Through Sept 21 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL announced on its Facebook page today that it will be extending through September 21, 2014 in its Off-Broadway return engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). (more...)

BWW Reviews: PAGEANT Wins For Congeniality
by Michael Dale - Jul 16, 2014

A revival of the 1991 drag musical beauty contest spoof is a pleasing ninety minutes of good, clean fun. (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of PAGEANT on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 15, 2014

After a sold-out benefit run for BC/EFA this February, PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL returns in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). The show officially opened last night, July 14, 2014. The cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'),Nic Cory (Signs of Life), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu),Seth Tucker (Our Kiki), and Curtis Wiley (Motown), with John Bolton (A Christmas Story, 'Gossip Girl') as the host. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the opening night festivities and you can check out interviews with the full company below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Beauty Queens Take Opening Night Bows in PAGEANT- THE MUSICAL!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 15, 2014

After a sold-out benefit run for BC/EFA this February, PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL returns in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). The show officially opened last night, July 14, 2014. The cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'),Nic Cory (Signs of Life), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu), Seth Tucker (Our Kiki), and Curtis Wiley (Motown), with John Bolton (A Christmas Story, 'Gossip Girl') as the host. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (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...)

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

After a sold-out benefit run for BC/EFA this February, PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL returns in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). Previews began Sunday, June 29, 2014, and the show will officially open tonight, July 14, 2014. The cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'),Nic Cory (Signs of Life), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu), Seth Tucker (Our Kiki), and Curtis Wiley (Motown), with John Bolton (A Christmas Story, 'Gossip Girl') as the host. (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...)

John Bolton Set to Join Cast of PAGEANT on 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Producers of PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL have announced John Bolton (A Christmas Story, "Gossip Girl") will join the cast beginning Sunday, July 6, 2014, taking over for a previously announced Kevin Meaney. (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...)

SIDE SHOW at Kennedy Center is Simply Spectacular
by Charles Shubow - Jun 23, 2014

Director Bill Condon envisions a new and exciting SIDE SHOW that includes new music. (more...)

STAGE 62 Ends its 51st Season with SIDE SHOW, 7/17-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

STAGE 62 closes its 51st season with Side Show. A moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love, based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression. Music by Henry Krieger ; Lyrics by Bill Russell; Book by Bill Russell. Side Show is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French. (more...)

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