Side Show

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Central Park West at 62nd St., Roof
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Side Show
November 5 - December 15

Music by Henry Krieger
Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell
Directed by Bill Condon
Meant to be Together

Based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression, Side Show is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love. The original 1997 Broadway production of Side Show was directed by Robert Longbottom and received four Tony® nominations, including a shared nomination for co-stars Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner, the only time in Tony history where two people were co-nominated for the Best Actress Award.

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/29- Emily Skinner
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2014

Happy Birthday Emily Skinner! Emily Skinner was nominated for a Best Actress TONY Award for the Original Broadway Production of Side Show. Other Broadway credits include the original casts of Jekyll & Hyde, James Joyce's The Dead (with Christopher Walken) The Full Monty, Dinner at Eight (Outer Critics Circle nomination, Drama League Award). Most recently, she starred in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/28-6/29/2014
by - Jun 29, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 29, 2014 - Sunday, June 29, 2014. (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...)

Alice Ripley Auctions More Unique Memorabilia On Ebay
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 25, 2014

Following the success of the last auction, Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Alice Ripley has kicked off yet another online auction featuring a wide range of intriguing musical theatre merchandise showcasing many remarkable shows from her long and unique career - NEXT TO NORMAL, KING DAVID and beyond. (more...)

Performers from Australia, UK, Japan, Spain, US to Join Locals at Epilepsy Toronto's Scotiabank BuskerFest 2014, Aug 21-24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Epilepsy Toronto is pleased to present their signature fundraising event, Scotiabank BuskerFest. In partnership with the Downtown Yonge BIA, they are proud to announce an outstanding roster of international and Canadian acts, both new and returning, for the 15th edition of Toronto's international street performers festival. Scotiabank BuskerFest runs Thursday, August 21 to Sunday, August 24 throughout the Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood, from Queen to College Streets and surrounding areas (including Trinity Square Park and Yonge-Dundas Square). (more...)

Horse Trade Theater Group Presents BUSTER JANGLE AND THE SNAPPER TUMBLER REVIEW, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Horse Trade Theater Group in association with The Nefarious Laboratory are proud to bring you: Buster Jangle & The Snapper Tumbler Review Present The World Of Tomorrow: An Atomic Powered Show of Nuclear Nudity. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Special Coverage: SUMMER STAGES - Our Picks for Summer's Best Around the World!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 23, 2014

As the summer days near, BroadwayWorld rounded up our worldwide community - from Australia to Spain, California and beyond! - to bring you our top picks for the best of summer theater in each of our main markets! Looking for the best of the summer venue and production offerings in your area? Let's hear from a sampling of the BroadwayWorld experts! (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...)

Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome to Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins September 5 with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs September 5 through October 11, 2014. The opening is set for September 7 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Helen Anker and Jeff McCarthy Lead Guthrie's MY FAIR LADY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2014

The Guthrie Theater presents My Fair Lady, the hummable, quotable, utterly enjoyable musical for the whole family. Playing for the first time at the Guthrie, under the direction of Joe Dowling, My Fair Lady will feature Helen Anker as Eliza Doolittle, Tony Sheldon as Colonel Pickering, Donald Corren as Alfred P. Doolittle - all in their Guthrie debuts - and Jeff McCarthy as Professor Henry Higgins. Performances began on the Wurtele Thrust Stage on Saturday, June 28, with an opening slated for tonight, July 4, 2014. (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This August and September 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. (more...)

Marc Kudisch & More Join Cast of UMC's UNSUNG BOB MERRILL at 54 Below, 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will present Unsung Bob Merrill hosted by three-time Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch (9 to 5, Assassins, Millie). Created and directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Make Mine Manhattan), the intimate evening will play 54 Below on Tuesday, August 5 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

FLYING TORTILLAS, JOHNMAN, JACK WISE and More Added to Scotiabank BuskerFest 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Toronto's Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood will welcome even more amazing entertainment - and a healthy dose of silliness - as Epilepsy Toronto, in partnership with the Downtown Yonge BIA, announces more new and returning acts at its signature fundraising event, Scotiabank BuskerFest. The 15th edition of Toronto's international street performers festival runs Thursday, August 21 to Sunday, August 24 throughout the Yonge Street corridor, from Queen to College Streets (which will be closed to traffic) and surrounding areas (including Trinity Square Park, Yonge-Dundas Square and Gould Street). (more...)

Acidic Headlines the Troubadour on; Announces New Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Fresh off America's longest running premiere music festival Vans Warped Tour, Los Angeles based alternative rock band ACIDIC returns home to perform at the landmark Troubadour in Los Angeles on Friday, July 25th at 7 PM. (more...)

Alice Ripley Set for Broadway @ The Art House, 8/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Alice Ripley won a Tony Award for her leading role in the Pulitzer Prize winning musical "Next to Normal," and was a Tony-nominee for the musical "Side Show" on Broadway. This summer, on August 2 and 3 at 7:00 PM, she joins the star-studded lineup of the celebrated Broadway @ The Art House series, with Jessica Means joining her at piano. For tickets please visit The Art House website, or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

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...)

42nd Street Moon Presents DO I HEAR A WALTZ, 10/1-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

42nd Street Moon kicks off its 22nd season with the rare Richard Rodgers-Stephen Sondheim-Arthur Laurents collaboration Do I Hear A Waltz?, starring Broadway's Tony nominee Emily Skinner (Side Show, The Full Monty, Billy Elliot). Based on Arthur Laurents' 1952 play The Time of the Cuckoo, which inspired the Katharine Hepburn movie Summertime, the wistful story follows a lonely American tourist as she finds romance under the enchantment of mid-1960s Venice. (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...)

VIDEO: Alice Ripley & Joanna Gleason Cameo in 'Mastermind' Music Video
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2014

Next to Normal's Alice Ripley and her fellow Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason are featured in a new music video for the song 'Mastermind,' written by Aaron David Gleason, Joanna's son. (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...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/11/14 - HBO With Nichols and O'Brien, Wopat and Jackson Croon at the Club, ATOMIC and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 11, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: HBO is filming Mike Nichols and Jack O'Brien in conversation tonight, Tom Wopat and Cheyenne Jackson are bringing their solo acts to separate clubs, and ATOMIC opens off-Broadway this Sunday! (more...)

Acidic to Headline at the Troubadour, 7/25; New Tour Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Fresh off America's longest running premiere music festival Vans Warped Tour, Los Angeles based alternative rock band ACIDIC returns home to perform at the landmark Troubadour in Los Angeles on Friday, July 25th at 7 PM. (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...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

This July and August 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. (more...)

John Bolton Set to Join Cast of PAGEANT on 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 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...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 2-8
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 8, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include The Public Theatre's KING LEAR, Constantine Maroulis' return to ROCK OF AGES, the opening of the Off-Broadway production of PHOENIX, and more! (more...)

CCPA to Celebrate Third Birthday with Benefit Production of BYE BYE BIRDIE, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate its third birthday with a special benefit production of the Broadway hit Bye, Bye Birdie. The cast includes Kristen Behrendt DeGrazia as Kim, Howard Meadows as Conrad Birdie, Krista Neumann as Rose, and John Marshall as Albert. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/7/14 - PHOENIX Opens, Elaine Stritch Tribute at the Met Room and 50 SHADES!, 'ELBOW' & More in Bryant Park!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 7, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: PHOENIX, starring Julia Stiles and James Wirt, opens off-Broadway, the Met Room celebrates Elaine Stritch, BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK returns for one of its final shows this summer and more! (more...)

Say Hello to the Freak Show! Photo and Video Roundup of Broadway-Bound SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 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 6, 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 6, 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...)

NextStop Theatre Company to Celebrate 25 Years of Elden Street Players Musicals, 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

On August 10th, NextStop Theatre Company will present a 70-minute concert and celebration of some of the most memorable musical moments of 25 Years of Elden Street Players (ESP) musicals at the Industrial Strength Theatre in Herndon. (more...)

Judy Kaye, James Snyder & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

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...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 20th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 20, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. A BIC 'Beautiful' announcement, dates confirmed for Estefan musical 'On Your Feet,' both versions of 'The Wild Party' get local productions, Porchlight sings Disney, 'Toulouse' takes a stage, Tony winners Levi Kreis and Chita Rivera set solo dates here, and much more! (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's Josh Walker Pens and Stars in Workshop of New Musical About Toulouse Lautrec, 8/29-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Josh Walker, a cast member of the upcoming Broadway revival of Side Show and its recent Kennedy Center staging, has written a new musical about Post-Impressionistic French painter Henri de Toulouse Lautrec and the Moulin Rouge. Toulouse: A New Musical has a score composed by Walker, with a book by John David Nelson, and lyrics by both Walker and Nelson. A workshop is currently taking place in Chicago with presentations scheduled for August 29 - 31, 2014. Walker will also play the title role of Toulouse Lautrec. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 17
by - Aug 17, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 17, 2014. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/13/14 - 'NEVERLAND' and 'ELBOW' Open, Rannells on TONIGHT, Lauren Bacall and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 13, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: FINDING NEVERLAND opens in Boston, 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' opens off-Broadway, and future HEDWIG star Andrew Rannells stops by THE TONIGHT SHOW! (more...)

Just Believe! New Musical FINDING NEVERLAND Will Fly to Broadway Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

FINDING NEVERLAND, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy, book by James Graham, and direction by Diane Paulus, will officially fly to Broadway. (more...)

Travel to Neverland! Photo and Video Roundup for Broadway-Bound FINDING NEVERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previosly reported, FINDING NEVERLAND, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy, book by James Graham, and direction by Diane Paulus, will officially fly to Broadway. According to The New York Times, 'NEVERLAND' spokesperson Rick Miramontez, has confirmed that the new musical, which opened at A.R.T. earlier this week, will settle in at a Nederlander Organization theater in March 2015. (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...)

BWW Blog: Abigail Shapiro - SIDE SHOW at the Kennedy Center in DC
by Guest Blogger: Abigail Shapiro - Aug 12, 2014

"Vacation, all I ever wanted!" to quote the Go-Gos. After our most recent series of concerts at 54 BELOW, and once school was out, we finally went on vacation. To kick off our newly discovered free time, we took a road trip to visit friends and family in our old hometown of Tampa, Florida, making a pit stop at our nation's capital along the way for the night. (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...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, August 9 - Part 2 - The Pirates of FINDING NEVERLAND Pose, Goodspeed's 'FIDDLER' and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2014

Yesterday's SIPs come from FINDING NEVERLAND at A.R.T., Goodspeed's THE FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, the national tour of GHOST, and many more! (more...)

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