Side Show

Ages: 10+
Opened: October 16, 1997
Closing: January 04, 1998

Side Show - 1997 - Broadway History , Info & More

Re-Imagined Musical

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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Happy Birthday to You and to You
I'm Daisy, I'm Violet
Like Everyone Else
You Deserve a Better Life
Crazy, Deaf and Blind
The Devil You Know
More Than We Bargained For
Feelings You've Got to Hide
When I'm by Your Side
Say Goodbye to the Freak Show
Overnight Sensation
Leave Me Alone
We Share Everything
Buddy Kissed Me
The Interview
Who Will Love Me as I Am?
Rare Songbirds on Display
New Year's Day
Private Conversation
One Plus One Equals Three
You Should Be Loved
Tunnel of Love
Beautiful Day for a Wedding
Buddy's Confession
Marry Me, Terry
I Will Never Leave You
What Would That Be Like?
Ready to Play
Two Gems in a Single Shell
Stuck with You
We Hardly Know She's Around
She's Gone
Side Show has had 5 productions including Broadway which opened in 1997, Broadway which opened in 1997, which opened in 2006, Off-Broadway which opened in 2006 and Broadway which opened in 2014.
Best Musical , , Best Book of a Musical for Bill RussellBest Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Henry Krieger and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Bill Russell.



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