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Richard Rodgers Theatre (New York, NY)
226 W.46th St.

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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 Tonyģ 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.



Contains adult content.


Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents KING CHARLES III
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), in association with Seattle Repertory Theatre and San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater, will present Mike Bartlett's King Charles III, a modern history play, at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street) from February 7-March 12, 2017. The co-production is directed by David Muse, Artistic Director at Studio Theatre and formerly Associate Artistic Director at STC. (more...)

Off-Broadway's A DOG STORY Musical Sniffs Out the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Broadway Records has announced that A Dog Story (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, January 20, 2017. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Central PA Awards Winners Announced - Christopher Quigley, Cynthia Charles and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 4, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Central NY winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

New Podcast 'Every Musical Ever' Makes its Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Fans of musical theatre and movie musicals everywhere have a new must-listen podcast which has just dropped its first full-length episode on iTunes. Every Musical Ever promises to 'go Over The Rainbow, Into The Woods and On The Town to where the Company is Wicked'. (more...)

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Examine Song Lyrics
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Jan 31, 2017

Have you ever heard the expression, 'nice house, nobody home?' Often, we use that phrase as a way to describe singers who make pretty sounds, but fail to capture our imagination on the stage. To be a singer in the theater, it's a very rare performer who can communicate to an audience and make them feel something; however, it is the most essential quality a performer can possess to work in this business. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Starry A COMEDY OF TENORS Guffaws at Paper Mill Playhouse Starting Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the comedy by Ken Ludwig, A Comedy of Tenors, the hilarious sequel to the Tony Award-winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, February 1, 2017 for a limited run through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. (more...)

Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs to Meet in the Middle in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the third show of its 2016-2017 season, Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, starring Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs, with musical direction by Brent Crayon and directed by Ovation Award-winner Nick DeGruccio. (more...)

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Finding Music That Suits You
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Jan 3, 2017

Just as you would build a wardrobe, with varied outfits for different occasions and temperatures, your music repertoire book needs to feature a diverse selection of pieces to show you can handle different sorts of singing demands. Not every song can (or should be) a show-stopper, full of dramatic heft and long, sustained high notes at the top of your range. Sometimes, it's more important to demonstrate naturalness and vulnerability, or show that you understand the needs of a very specific musical style. It's valuable to have many different kinds of songs in your "toolbox" to exhibit the full scope of your strengths.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Star Lauren Elder Celebrates Debut Album Release at The Slipper Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Broadway star, Lauren Elder (Side Show, HAIR) released her debut album of original music on Wednesday, January 25th and celebrated with a concert to a packed house at The Slipper Room in NYC. (more...)

Broadway Vet Alice Ripley to Hit Vegas This Spring at The Space
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

For those who appreciate the glitz and glamour of Broadway, The Space (3460 Cavaretta Court, Las Vegas) announces a limited two-night engagement featuring multi-award winning actress, singer and songwriter Alice Ripley in 'Ripley Reflects' on Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Broadway Records Announces 'Shapiro Sisters: Time Reveals' Out 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Broadway Records (Van Dean, President) today announced that SHAPIRO SISTERS: TIME REVEALS will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, January 27, 2017. (more...)

Catch Michael Weber In High Fidelity Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

You don't want to miss Michael Weber reprising his role of Ian from our 2009 production --  THIS MONDAY NIGHT! (more...)

Seth Womack to Star as 'Leo Frank' in WaterTower Theatre's PARADE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz and Managing Director Greg Patterson today announced casting and creative team details for Parade in Concert, Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi, with Musical Direction by Scott A. Eckert. (more...)

Matthew Hydzik and Janine DiVita Will Turn Back Time in BENJAMIN BUTTON THE MUSICAL Reading at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the staged reading of the new musical Benjamin Button The Musical with music by Natalie Tenenbaum (More Stars Than There Are in Heaven), and book and lyrics by Brett Boles ('From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook' on PBS). (more...)

Matt Crowle to Star in Porchlight Revisits' LITTLE ME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle.  (more...)

Josh Collins to Star in New York Premiere of 9 CIRCLES; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture has announced that British actor Josh Collins will make his North American stage debut as Daniel Reeves in the New York Premiere of Bill Cain's compelling and visceral thriller 9 CIRCLES this February. (more...)

Tony Winner Alice Ripley to Headline Media Theatre's STAR STRUCK Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Tony award winner Alice Ripley will headline The Media Theatre's Star Struck Fundraising Gala on Saturday February 25 at 6pm at the theatre. (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre Gives Bay Area's First Look at Revised Musical SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre will give Bay Area audiences their first look at the 2014 revised version of the acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show. This dazzling work, featuring music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), and book/lyrics by Bill Russell (Pageant, Lucky Duck), was nominated for four 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress. (more...)

IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE Will Return to Feinstein's/54 Below for 17th Edition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Sometimes Broadway musicals run forever, like Cats or Les Miserables. But sometimes, Broadway musicals run for only a minute, like Merrily We Roll Along, High Fidelity, or Via Galactica. This is their story. (more...)

3-D Theatricals' ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Sail to Redondo Beach and Cerritos PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

From the creators of Broadway's RAGTIME and SEUSSICAL, 3-D Theatricals will present the eight-time Tony nominated ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. (more...)

Virginia Gay Leads CALAMITY JANE at Hayes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

One Eyed Man Productions in association with Neglected Musicals and Hayes Theatre Co present Virginia Gay in CALAMITY JANE. Playing at Hayes Theatre Co from March 8, the full cast of CALAMITY JANE has been announced.  (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Lauren Elder to Celebrate Self-Titled Debut Album at the Slipper Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Broadway star Lauren Elder's debut-album release concert will be held at the Slipper Room on Wednesday, January 25 at 8pm. (more...)

Ramin Karimloo & Alison Luff Star on SONG OF SOLOMON Original Concept Recording, Arriving 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Broadway Records has announced that Song of Solomon (Original Concept Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, January 27, 2017. (more...)

Broadway Couple Emily Padgett & Josh Young Will Tie the Knot!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Emily Padgett and Josh Young are engaged! Young popped the question to Padgett during a recent vacation in Bermuda.  We send our congratulations to the happy couple! (more...)

Mitchell Bros O'Farrell Theatre Opens its Doors to San Francisco Performers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Mitchell Brothers O'Farrell Theatre has opened up its CineStage (A separate room with theater seating, a stage and a movie screen) to some non-traditional Strip Club Performances including Comedy, Storytelling, Burlesque, Variety and Side Show. (more...)

January Thaw Music Festival Continues with NYC's Most Versatile Musician, Eddie Allen
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

 Centenary Stage Company's January THAW Music Festival continues with a tribute to "Satchmo" as performed by New York City's most versatile musician, Eddie Allen, in 3hree for Louis:  A Tribute to Louis Armstrong on Sunday, January 22 at 2pm in the Lackland Performing Arts Center.  (more...)

Broadway's Alice Ripley to Headline ALICE AT ALICE's for Out Of The Box Theatrics
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Out Of The Box Theatrics presents Tony-Winner Alice Ripley in ALICE AT ALICE'S, which celebrates hits spanning Ripley's Broadway career, on Monday, February 6th (6:00pm) at Alice's Tea Cup III (220 East 81st Street). (more...)

HIS AND HIS Cabaret to Salute Jerry Herman at Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The second installment of Pride Films and Plays' His & His.'  cabaret series will be performed on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14 in The Broadway at the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. The His and His series follows the development of LGBT characters on Broadway, and celebrates the artists who wrote the great works of musical theater. (more...)

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill to Lead LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill will lead a Valentine's Day themed event, LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE: A concert benefiting Planned Parenthood, the Trevor Project and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The concert is set to take place at 8PM on Monday, February 13, at Windy City Playhouse (3014 W Irving Park Rd) and will feature several of Chicago's most beloved theater artists including Donica Lynn, Alex Weisman and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis. (more...)

Giles Davies, David Jenkins and More Lead CLOUD 9 at Jobsite Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2017

Jobsite Theatre is excited to announce complete casting for Caryl Churchill's Cloud 9, closing our season this July! The show goes into rehearsal in June.  Immediately next up is Martin McDonagh's A Skull in Connemara in March (casting already announced and going into rehearsal on Feb. 6) and then Israel Horovitz's Gloucester Blue (still in casting). (more...)

Get Your Golden Ticket to Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on Monday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The box office at Broadway's Lunt Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), opens Monday, February 6, at 10am (EST). The first 50 ticket buyers at the Lunt Fontanne box office will receive a copy of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Broadway tie-in edition by Roald Dahl. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Prepare to Enter the World of Wonka
by Walter McBride - Feb 21, 2017

See brand-new shots of Willy Wonka and his band of lucky golden ticket holders from the latest cast photo call for 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. See Christian Borle and all the fresh young faces of the cast below! (more...)

Broadway Sessions Celebrates Black History Month with Starry Lineup 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano.  (more...)


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Broadway and Local Talent Join Forces for Riverdale YM-YWHA's CITY OF ANGELS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Broadway luminaries and Riverdale's most talented performers will join forces for a Gala concert production of the multi-Tony Award-winning film noir musical comedy set in 1940s Hollywood, CITY OF ANGELS.   (more...)

JC Fridays Celebrates the Holiday Season with A Full Lineup of Arts Events Taking Place Across Jersey City
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Spring is coming, and Art House's JC Fridays will kick off the season with 39 exciting visual and performing arts events! Come out and celebrate with this city-wide festival on Friday, March 3, 2017. Restaurants, galleries, stores, and event spaces throughout Jersey City will showcase a variety of art-related happenings including visual exhibitions, live music, performance acts, educational demonstrations, and more. (more...)

BWW Review: CIRCUS 1903 Recreates the Golden Age of Circus at the Hollywood Pantages
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 16, 2017

If Dorothy in THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ had run away from home and found this traveling circus instead of Professor Marvel and his crystal ball, she might never have gotten swept up in a twister and landed in Munchkinland. Instead, she might have become part of a new family, the kind that traveled the dust bowl in the early part of the twentieth century and instilled a sense of wonder in every child who was lucky enough to hear that the circus was coming to town. (more...)

POLYPHONE Festival to Return to University of the Arts This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts announces the lineup for year three of Polyphone, a 'festival of the emerging musical' at UArts in Philadelphia. (more...)

BWW TV: Josh Collins Chats Bill Cain's New Thriller 9 CIRCLES, Coming to Sheen Center
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 16, 2017

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture will welcome British actor Josh Collins in his North American stage debut as Daniel Reeves in the New York Premiere of Bill Cain's compelling and visceral thriller 9 CIRCLES this month. Click below to hear what Josh had to say about how he connects with such a troubling and complex character! (more...)

Musical Production Mirrors Exotic True Life of Twins
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Side Show parades onto the Theatre Memphis Lohrey Stage March 10, 2017, and struts its human cavalcade through April 2, 2017. This musical is based on a true story, which is a spectacle in and of itself, focusing on the lives of conjoined twin women, Violet and Daisy Hilton, who became famous stage performers in the 1930's. Conflict eventually separates the two emotionally as one wants a husband and home and the other wants fame and fortune. Only heartbreak brings them back together as they move forward with their careers and lives. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company presents CHESS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company continues its popular concert series with Chess, written by members of the pop music group ABBA, running for three performances only, March 10 - March 11, 2017 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.  (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Legend LaChanze
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 13, 2017

On Monday, February 13th, Theater People podcast welcomes Tony-winner LaChanze. For the episode, LaChanze talks about how growing up in Connecticut afforded her the opportunity to make frequent trips into New York City where she saw such shows as the original CHICAGO and EVITA with Patti LuPone. (more...)

Christian Borle Speaks About Building His Own Willy Wonka
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

In an exclusive interview with ET, Christian Borle discussed the nascent rehearsal process for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, coming to Broadway in March. At this stage, Borle and director Jack O'Brien are working to find the proper balance between the story everyone knows and the story being brought to the stage. (more...)

DAISY AND JORDAN'S SUNDAY BRUNCH OF SHAME Starring Daisy Eagan and Jordan Kai Burnett Makes NYC Debut
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Daisy and Jordan's Sunday Brunch of Shame makes its NYC debut after a wildly successful run in Los Angeles! A comedy show with music, prizes, sketches, and lots of shame. (more...)

Circus Of Horrors Stars Concoct Most Extreme Stunts Yet In Run-up To Warrington Date
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Crazy Circus of Horrors cast members have been gearing up for their Warrington show later this month with a variety of bizarre stunts. (more...)

Photo Flash: CAPTAIN BLOOD Celebrates Opening Night at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Experience the novel come alive, as First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the world premiere stage adaption of CAPTAIN BLOOD. The show celebrated its opening on Saturday, January 28, 2017, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! The production will run through February 26, 2017. (more...)

The Belmont Theatre Wins 9 Central PA Broadway World Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Belmont Theatre recently won 9 awards distributed by Broadway World in the Central PA Region. Nominations and awards were based on plays and musicals produced October 2015 through September 2016.  (more...)

Best of 2016 BWW Rhode Island ¬Ė Critics' Picks: As Selected by Your Local Reviewers
by Veronica Bruscini - Dec 31, 2016

2016 was a year for imagination and innovation on Rhode Island stages. Here's a look back on some of the productions that stole the spotlight in the Ocean State this season. (more...)

BWW Feature: Our Favorite Moments of 2016
by Kyle Christopher West - Dec 31, 2016

By all accounts, 2016 has been quite the rollercoaster ride. Fortunately for DFW audiences, the local theatre community and many of the touring productions delivered nothing short of a stellar year, setting quite a high bar for upcoming performances. As we say goodbye to another December, we'd like to look back on a handful of memories that stood out among the long list of Playbills we've gathered. And like raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, these live theatre moments will be remembered as a few of our favorite things. We present this list in no particular order, and without awards or titles bestowed upon those listed. To everyone who contributed to the DFW theatre community in 2016, we thank you for sharing your time and talents with us. (more...)

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