Henry Krieger News

Children's Musical Theater San Jose Presents SIDE SHOW at Montgomery Theater, 7/25 - 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Straight off the musical sheets of Grammy award winning composer Henry Krieger, CMT San Jose will present another of his musical works, Side Show, running July 25 to August 3 at the Montgomery Theater in San Jose. (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...)

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...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/28- DREAMGIRLS
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2014

Today in 1987, the FIRST Broadway revival of Dreamgirls opened at the Ambassador Theatre, where it ran for 177 performances. Dreamgirls features music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. Based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others, the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called 'The Dreams', who become music superstars. The musical opened on December 20, 1981 at the Imperial Theatre, and was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, and won six. It was later adapted into a motion picture from DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures in 2006. The 1987 cast featured Lillias White as 'Effie.' (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...)

Captivating Photos Of Original Broadway DREAMGIRLS Rehearsal & Production Released
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 26, 2014

A captivating and compelling collection of photos depicting the original Broadway production of Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen's multi-Tony Award-winning music industry musical DREAMGIRLS are now available to view courtesy of the New York Public Library For The Performing Arts. (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...)

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...)

'VANYA AND SONIA', GODSPELL, THE OTHER PLACE and More Set for Trustus Theatre's 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

Trustus Theatre announced their 30th Anniversary season to a standing-room crowd at Tapps Arts Center on June 5th, 2014. Managing Director Larry Hembree and Artistic Director Dewey Scott-Wiley revealed the shows coming to the Thigpen Main Stage and Richard and Debbie Cohn Side Door Theatre in the 2014/2015 Season. This season is celebration of the tenants that have made Trustus the premiere professional theatre in Columbia: producing diverse modern theatre and original works with the highest quality casts. (more...)

Life Is a Cabaret at Cain Park, June 19-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

June is bustin' out all over with a series of four special cabaret concerts taking place in the intimate Alma Theater nestled in the heart of Cain Park. The concert dates for the series are June 19, 21, 26 and 28. All Cabaret Series concerts begin at 7:00 PM, and are made possible with support from WCPN 90.3 FM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Erin Davie, Emily Padgett and the Full Cast of SIDE SHOW at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents Side Show that runs in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from June 14 to July 13, 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. Press opening night is Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the just released production shot below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Come Look at the Freaks! First Glimpse at Entire Cast of Kennedy Center's SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Come look at the freaks! The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has released the first cast photo from the upcoming reimagined production of Side Show at, running June 14 to July 13, 2014. Check it out below! (more...)

Summer Stages: An Exciting Summer of Theatre in Washington, DC Lies Ahead!
by Jennifer Perry - Jun 02, 2014

A lot of exciting theatre is happening this summer in the DC area. Here are some things to check out! (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Starring David Elder and More, to Open 5/30 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Grab the umbrellas! Audiences will be delighted by Pittsburgh CLO's production of Singin' in the Rain, May 30-June 8 at the Benedum Center. A talented cast of Broadway's best and Pittsburgh CLO veterans will take this feel-good movie-musical off the silver screen and on to the Benedum Center stage. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SIDE SHOW Begins Rehearsals at Kennedy Center - Catch Up with Erin Davie, Emily Padgett & More!
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2014

Rehearsals for the newly reimagined production of Side Show at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, running June 14 to July 13, 2014, kicked off today, with new faces joining the cast previously assembled at the La Jolla Playhouse. Below, catch up with Erin Davie and Emily Padgett, starring as the Hilton sisters, Side Show's cast and crew, and more on the first day of rehearsals! (more...)

TheatreWorks Names Giovanna Sardelli as Director of New Works
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, has announced the appointment of Giovanna Sardelli to the position of Director of New Works. Sardelli brings stellar national directing credits and close ties with many of today's hottest rising playwrights to the company, which has established itself as a leader in cultivating and producing new works. No stranger to TheatreWorks, Sardelli helmed the company's 2013 production of Somewhere by rising star Matthew Lopez, as well as the TheatreWorks' 2011World Premiere of Pulitzer Prize-nominee Rajiv Joseph's The North Pool, named by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of that year's ten best productions in the Bay Area. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL's Top-4 Theme & Showtune Suggestions: RENT, DOGFIGHT, CABARET, AVENUE Q, and More
by Matt Tamanini - May 02, 2014

As first reported by TVLine.com, AMERICAN IDOL's Top-4 Week is going to take a very IF/THEN look at love with the theme 'Love: Break-Ups and Make-Ups.' So, after last night's elimination of personality vacuum Sam Woolf, IDOL's Final Four; Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, and Alex Preston, will each take their turns with two songs each that 'celebrate the agony and the ecstasy of music's greatest theme.' (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Max Crumm, Colin Hanlon & More Lead Private BRAVE NEW WORLD Reading Last Night
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

On April 27, 2014 a private reading of the upcoming musical adaptation of BRAVE NEW WORLD took place in an undisclosed Midtown Manhattan venue. (more...)

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