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BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Keala Settle, Alice Ripley & More in Henry Krieger's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 16, 2014

Now in its 16th season, Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook continues to expand its scope celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting. Featured this week was contemporary theater composer Henry Krieger is best known for the landmark multi-award-winning musical Dreamgirls. The celebrated musician focuses on both his iconic and lesser-known works, including new songs written for the revival of his Tony-nominated cult-classic musical Side Show. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the concert below! (more...)

American Songbook Series with Jessica Molaskey, Great Performers, and More Set for Lincoln Center, Feb 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 01, 2014

Lincoln Center has announced its February 2014 lineup, including the American Songbook series with Michael John LaChiusa, Jessica Molaskey, and more, as well as Great Performers' 'Art Song on Film', Target Free Thursdays and Meet the Artist Todays. Details below! (more...)

American Songbook Series with Jessica Molaskey, Great Performers, and More Set for Lincoln Center, Feb 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

Lincoln Center has announced its February 2014 lineup, including the American Songbook series with Michael John LaChiusa, Jessica Molaskey, and more, as well as Great Performers' 'Art Song on Film', Target Free Thursdays and Meet the Artist Saturdays. Details below! (more...)

La Jolla's SIDE SHOW Ends Run Today; Kennedy Center Engagement Set for Spring 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2013

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts produces, in association with La Jolla Playhouse, a re-imagining of Henry Krieger and Bill Russell's Side Show. Directed by Academy Award winning director Bill Condon, the musical closes at La Jolla Playhouse tonight, December 17 and will open at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater in spring 2014. The musical features book and lyrics by Bill Russelland music by Henry Krieger who will revise the show before its debut at La Jolla. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of La Jolla's Re-Imagined SIDE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2013

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in association with La Jolla Playhouse, presents a re-imagining of Henry Krieger and Bill Russell's Side Show. Directed by Academy Award winning director Bill Condon, the musical will play at La Jolla Playhouse now through December 17 and will open at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater in spring 2014. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Come Look at the Freaks! Watch Highlights from La Jolla Playhouse's SIDE SHOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 10, 2013

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in association with La Jolla Playhouse, presents a re-imagining of Henry Krieger and Bill Russell's Side Show. Directed by Academy Award winning director Bill Condon, the musical will play at La Jolla Playhouse now through December 17 and will open at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater in spring 2014. BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you exclusive highlights from the show below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch First Footage from La Jolla Playhouse's Re-Imagined SIDE SHOW!
by Stage Tube - Dec 02, 2013

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in association with La Jolla Playhouse, presents a re-imagining of Henry Krieger and Bill Russell's Side Show. Directed by Academy Award winning director Bill Condon, the musical will play at La Jolla Playhouse now through December 17 and will open at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater in spring 2014. The show was just featured in a special on KPBS, and you can go behind the scenes of the project below. Plus, check out the first video footage from the new production on stage! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Costume Sketches and Renderings of Re-Imagined SIDE SHOW at La Jolla
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in association with La Jolla Playhouse, presents a re-imagining of Henry Krieger and Bill Russell's Side Show. Directed by Academy Award winning director Bill Condon, the musical plays at La Jolla Playhouse now through December 17 and will open at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater in spring 2014. The musical features book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Kriegerwho will revise the show before its debut at La Jolla. Check out some costume sketches by designer Paul Tazewell and renderings for some of the "freak" character special makeup effects by Dave and Lou Elsey below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Re-Imagined SIDE SHOW at La Jolla Playhouse
by Review Roundups - Nov 19, 2013

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Reviews: Reinvented SIDE SHOW World Premieres at La Jolla Playhouse
by Don Grigware - Nov 19, 2013

Side Show/book & lyrics by Bill Russell/music by Henry Krieger/directed by Bill Condon/La Jolla Playhouse/through December 15 (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at La Jolla Playhouse's Re-Imagined SIDE SHOW!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 09, 2013

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will produce, in association with La Jolla Playhouse, a re-imagining of Henry Krieger and Bill Russell's Side Show. Directed by Academy Award winning director Bill Condon, the musical will play at La Jolla Playhouse now through December 17 and will open at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater in spring 2014. The musical features book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger who will revise the show before its debut at La Jolla. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Re-Imagined SIDE SHOW Opens at La Jolla Playhouse, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will produce, in association with La Jolla Playhouse, a re-imagining of Henry Krieger and Bill Russell's Side Show. Directed by Academy Award winning director Bill Condon, the musical will play at La Jolla Playhouse November 5 through December 17 and will play the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater in spring 2014, according to an equity casting notice. The musical features book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger who will revise the show before its debut at La Jolla. (more...)

SIDE SHOW Revival Rehearsal Round-Up! Preview The New Songs, New Characters & New Look
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 26, 2013

'Come look at the freaks!' Celebrated cult musical SIDE SHOW is currently rehearsing for an out-of-town tryout at the La Jolla Playhouse under DREAMGIRLS feature film director Bill Condon's supervision, outfitted with a new book, new songs, new characters, a new look and a whole different attitude, making the Henry Krieger/Bill Russell musical a vastly rewritten, virtually new show, yet with the glimpses of greatness of the original ported over, as well. (more...)

First Listen of La Jolla Playhouse's SIDE SHOW; La Jolla Playhouse Announces Re-Tweet Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

The production just launched a Twitter re-tweet challenge for fans. They tweeted: 'RT this! 1st 'freak peek'at the #SideShow sisters singing: http://bit.ly/19WVt2t .' If the clip receives 200 retweets La Jolla Playhouse will release a clip of a brand new song sung by Erin Davie and Emily Padgett in rehearsal. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Exuberant Cast Brings FLASHDANCE to Life on Stage
by Caroline Sposto - Sep 21, 2013

From a montage of vintage MTV icons projected on a scrim before the opening number, until the final curtain falls, the show doesn't stop moving. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: FLASHDANCE's Dequina Moore, Dani Spieler and Haley Hannah Perform on Local TV in Memphis
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2013

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, opened at The Orpheum Theatre September 19 and is running through 25. Check out the video below of a performance on Channel 3 Memphis! (more...)

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL Kicks Off Orpheum's 2013-14 Broadway Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at The Orpheum Theatre today, September 19-25. (more...)

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL to Kick Off Orpheum's 2013-14 Broadway Season, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at The Orpheum Theatre on September 19-25. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Touring FLASHDANCE Nearly Makes a Splash
by Misha Davenport - Aug 08, 2013

The stage version of the movie musical about a steel town girl has a few sparks, but is in need better original tunes before it takes flight (more...)

Emily Padgett & Erin Davie to Play Daisy and Violet Hilton in La Jolla Playhouse and Kennedy Center's SIDE SHOW- Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 02, 2013

La Jolla Playhouse, in association with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, has announced casting for its re-imagining of Henry Krieger (music) and Bill Russell's (book and lyrics) Side Show, produced in association with the Kennedy Center. Helmed by Academy Award-winning director Bill Condon and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast, the production will run in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre November 5 - December 15, 2013 and will run in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater June 14 - July 13, 2014. Tickets for the Playhouse run go on sale September 8 and are available atLaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling Patron Services at (858) 550-1010. (more...)

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